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This Week Sunday 11 October 2020
A look at events making the news in the past week presented by Carole Coleman and Justin McCarthy.
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly joins the programme to discuss where we are in relation to Covid-19 and a possible intensifying of restrictions as cases rise across the country and winter looms.
Gail Conway reports on how Covid-19 cases are continuing to rise rapidly in Northern Ireland and explores whether an all-island approach is required and indeed even possible.
Paul Reid, CEO of the HSE, speaks to Carole Coleman in relation to hospital capacity, non-Covid-19 care and staffing issues as they prepare for a winter season like no other.
Sinn Féin's Education Spokesperson Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire outlines their position on an all island approach to tackling Covid-19, school closures and the future of Cork Airport.
Elaine Keogh explores how the coronavirus pandemic has hit young people hard; with high unemployment and uncertainty affecting this group of society.
Chairperson of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council Sebastian Barnes joins the programme to assess how the Government should go about the numerous challenges they are set to face in this week's budge.
Presenters: Carole Coleman & Justin McCarthy