Aisling Kenny from our Political Staff reports on today's appearance by Nursing Home Ireland at the Dáil Committee investigating the response to COVID-19, while Social Affairs and Religious Correspondent Ailbhe Conneely provides analysis.
The chairman of the Federation of Early Childhood Providers Elaine Dunne says their survey of 609 childcare providers shows that 60 per cent would definitely not be opening in Phase three which is expected to be June 29.
Our Environment Correspondent George Lee reports that the Environmental Protection Agency says the quality of bathing water at beaches is continuing to improve, however the water at five beaches was classified as poor.
Our Europe Editor Tony Connelly reports that EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will hold a video call with key fisheries ministers this afternoon amid conflicting reports over whether the EU is about to compromise on its fisheries demands ahead of the latest round of trade negotiations with the UK next week.
Our Reporter Joan O'Sullivan reports on fears from the Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals that there could be a "post Covid dumping of animals" due to the numbers of people buying a pet in recent months.
Templebreedy Church in Crosshaven County Cork has some unusual helpers doing a new type of graveyard shift - "goatscaping" is the answer to preservation in the historic graveyard as four goats have been hired to eat the overgrowth as local county councillor Audrey Buckley tells us.