After the Government released a roadmap for the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions this week we hear from Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe to see how they plan to support businesses and their employees that have been affected by the pandemic.
The University sector is taking a massive hit amid the crisis and says it needs a stability package of €240 million, especially with the drop off in foreign students. Director General of the Irish Universities Association Jim Miley speaks with Carole Coleman to outline the suppor they say they need.
An unexpected effect of Covid-19 that doctors have come across is the impact it's having upon blood clotting and blood vessels in the lungs. Dr Niamh O'Connell, Consultant Haematologist and Director of the National Coagulation Centre at St James's Hospital, Dublin joins the programme to discuss this.
Over 70s have particularly been finding the Covid-19 pandemic difficult with one confidential listening service for the elderly - The Seniorline - reporting a 300% increase in calls. Conor McMorrow explores how the easing of some restrictions next week may help them.
The Irish Charity and Volunteer Sector has been badly hit by Covid-19 with an expected drop of 40% in funding this year. Carole Coleman explores the worries that people in this sector are feeling and what they're doing to combat the difficulties.