News At One with Bryan Dobson

News At One with Bryan Dobson

Mon - Fri, 1pm - 1:45pm


Tuesday 1st December

Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon surges to 12-year high

Our reporter Cillian Sherlock has been speaking to Erika Berenguer a Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford.

Efforts to keep annual Christmas dinner for those living alone

Margaret Brown - who has been organising Christmas dinner for those living alone and in difficult circumstances for the past 34 years in Blackrock in Dublin - tells us how she is going to manage it this year.

Ahern: British govt did not want Finucane public inquiry

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern speaks about the agreement he reached with Tony Blair in 2001 on the case of the murdered 39 year old solicitor Pat Finucane.

Cabinet approves purchase of Moderna Covid vaccine

Our Health Correspondent Fergal Bowers has the latest on the progress of vaccine roll out as the European Medicines Agency says it'll meet on Dec 29 to consider the emergency approval of the BioNTech and Pfizer vaccine.

Places of worship reopen under Level 3

Our Social and Religious Affairs Correspondent Ailbhe Connelly has been talking to worshippers and clergy as churches reopen under Level 3.

Retailers reopen across the country

As Level 5 ends, Our reporter Cian McCormack talks to shops and services; Business Editor Will Goodbody chats to shoppers; while Coílin O'Reilly of Dublin City Council explains who they will manage the numbers of shoppers on the streets this Christmas.

Monday 30th November

The changing face of the high street

Corina Gaffey, Stylist and writer on reports that the Arcadia chain of shops looks set to go into administration

Govt advice on the increased wearing of face masks welcomedasks

Professor Jack Lambert, Consultant in Infectious Diseases at the Mater Hospital in Dublin

Work starts on building at Limerick's Opera site

Dee Ryan, CEO of Limerick Chamber on work beginning on one of Limerick's biggest commercial development sites

Do GPs have the capacity to deal with a Covid vaccination programme?

Dr Denis McCauley, Chairman of the GP Committee of the IMO & GP in Carndonagh, Co Donegal

Former British serviceman recalls aftermath of the 'Warrenpoint' ambush

Graham Eve, one of the first to arrive on the scene in the aftermath was a young British soldier, Graham Eve, he spoke to us about what happened that day that 18 soldiers were killed

Dail's PAC divided over what should happen following SF's Brian Stanley tweet

Cillian Sherlock has been speaking to a number of members of the Dail's Public Accounts Committee, following the tweet at the weekend from its Chair, Sinn Fein's Brian Stanley, about an IRA attack on the British army in 1979

Sinn Féin respond to Brian Stanley tweet

Eoin Ó Broin, Sinn Féin TD on a tweet by party TD Brian Stanley about IRA's Narrow Water killing of 18 British soldiers in 1979

Friday 27th November

Are you ready for the Toy Show?

Ryan gives Bryan a taste of the excitement to come on tonight's Late Late Toy show

Santa for Seniors in Tipp

Cian McCormack reports on a project by Gardai in Tipperary to bring joy and gifts to elderly people in nursing homes on the run up to Christmas.

New 6 day Rosslare France ferry service

Rosslare Europort's General Manager Glenn Carr.

EU offers to return 18% of fish from UK waters

Europe Editor Tony Connelly has the latest on negotiations, reaction from EU Minister Fianna Fáil TD Thomas Byrne

Business concerns over New Year lockdown

Neill McDonnell of ISME on easing of restrictions

Can we reopen safely?

Professor Emer Shelley, Dean of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Cabinet decides on easing of restrictions

Our Political Correspondent Micheal Lehane reports

Thursday 26th November

Govt to seeks special status for 'Irish Grass Fed Beef'

Fran McNulty, Agriculture & Consumer Affairs Correspondent on how the Irish Govt is to seek EU approval to grant 'Irish Grass Fed Beef' special status under the Union's Protected Geographical Indication Status

Do remote workers need a law in order to switch off?

Gill Steadman has been looking at the issue of whether Ireland needs legislation on the 'right to disconnect' or whether our current laws in the area already provide for this?

Justice Minister addresses Dáil on judicial appointment process

Paul Cunningham, Political Correspondent reports

Reaction to Tánaiste's remarks re NI travel

Colum Eastwood, Leader of the SDLP on his reaction to comments from Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, regarding concerns about the dangers of higher coronavirus infection rates in the north

Significant shortcomings in care of child - report

Niall Muldoon, Children's Ombudsman on his report which shows there were significant shortcomings by Tusla and HSE in the care of a child with profound disabilities

Plans for contact tracing to go back 7 days from 48 hours

Paul Reid, HSE Chief Executive on how it's planned from the middle of next month, contact tracing will go back 7 days from the current 48 hours

Wednesday 25th November

EMA head signals Christmas vaccine approval

Emer Cooke, Executive Director of the European Medicines Agency talks to us about how 'all going well' she's very holpeful there could be a positive opinion on vaccine approval before Christmas

Wright 'shook' over online abuse

Paschal Sheehy, Southern Editor reports

Submission call on Dying with Dignity Bill

James Lawless TD, Chair of the Oireachtas Committee invites public submissions on the Dying with Dignity Bill up to January 22nd

Three households to be allowed meet

Micheál Lehane, Political Correspondent reports on how the cabinet are due to meet on Friday lunchtime to discuss arrangements for Christmas

GAA medal recovered

Martin O'Connell, former Meath football star, whose 1987 medal, was among a number of items taken from his parents' home last Tuesday speaks to us after it was recovered

Eir appear at Dail committee

Tommy Meskill of our political staff reports from Leinster House

First audiology case settled

Vivienne Traynor, Courts Reporter

Tuesday 24th November

Two-way food ban 'reflection of many issues of Brexit'

Our Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Correspondent, Fran McNulty reports on

Irish born head of Oxford University on recent vaccine success

Professor Louise Richardson discusses the completion of Phase three of Covid vaccine trials at Oxford.

HSE apologises to family of Lisa Niland

The HSE has apologised to the family of a 19 year old woman who died from a brain hemorrhage after a delay in arranging a CT scan. Vivienne Traynor reports.

Pre-pandemic flying levels won't return until 2021

We speak to Ryanair CEO Eddie Wilson

Revenue call on businesses to get Brexit ready

Lynda Slattery, head of Revenue's Brexit Policy Unit, is calling on small businesses to engage ahead of the Brexit deadline.

Cabinet look at Covid restrictions

Michéal Lehane, our political correspondent, reports that Cabinet has met for the first of two meetings this week to decide how Ireland will exit Level 5 restrictions next week.

PUP extended until March 2021

Heather Humphreys, Minister for Social Protection and Rural & Community Development, discusses the PUP extension and what she expects to happen with Covid restrictions

Monday 23rd November

Efforts to prevent Christmas tree theft get underway

Superintendent Declan McCarthy discusses the beginning of Operation Hurdle, designed to prevent raids on Christmas tree farms.

What now for the annual Christmas party?

Our reporter Gill Stedman looks at Christmas party options in a time of Covid.

Coalition party leaders meet over exiting Level 5

Hospitality remains a key sticking point for NPHET and the Government. Adrian Cummins of the Restaurant Association looks ahead to the potential lifting of Covid restrictions.

Taoiseach remains hopeful Brexit deal can be agreed

Sandra Hurley of our political staff reports on comments made by Taoiseach Micheál Martin at Dublin Port this morning

Co-living developments to be halted into the future

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O'Brien explains why co-living developments are to be halted.

Data shows Oxford/AstraZeneca jab 70% effective against Covid-19

Professor Adrian Hill, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin who is leading the Oxford vaccine trial, explains this latest exciting development.

Friday 20th November

Sage advice from Cavan centenarian

Cavan man Arthur Saunders is celebrating his 100th birthday in lockdown today.

RNLI and Coastgaurds safety appeal to swimmers

Kevin Rahill, RNLI's Water Safety Lead.

NI businesses reopen ahead of new Covid measures

Deputy First Minister in the Northern Ireland Executive Sinn Féin's Michelle O'Neill

Brexit deal 95% ready but gaps remain

Our Europe Editor Tony Connelly

HSE take over Kerry nursing home

We talk to the HSE's Chief Operations Officer Anne O'Connor

Emissions target will be missed despite fall - EPA

Eamon Ryan Minister for Environment, Climate, Communications and Transport

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