Highlights from the daily news programme with Sarah McInerney and Cormac O’Eadhra. Featuring all the latest stories, interviews and special reports from contributors including Olivia O'Leary, Philip Boucher-Hayes, John Cooke, Fergal Keane, Della Kilroy and Barry Lenihan. Listen live Monday to Friday at 4.30pm on RTÉ Radio 1.
Restrictions and Retail
Drivetime's John Cooke reports from Ennis on the impact of the level 5 Covid-19 restrictions on shops.
Restrictions and Restaurants
Adrian Cummins, chief executive of the Restaurant Association of Ireland, and Richard Guiney, Chief Executive of Dublin Town, discuss the impact of the level 5 restrictions on restaurants and pubs.
Brian Hayes on Mortgage Repayments and Golfgate
Brian Hayes, Chief Executive of the Banking and Payments Federation, talks to Sarah about mortgage repayments during the pandemic and his attendance at the controversial Oireachtas golf dinner in Galway in August.
The Billion Dollar Art Hunt
Charley Hill, retired Met detective, speaks to Cormac about the hunt for paintings that were stolen from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
Patricia Fitzpatrick, Professor of Epidemiology and Head of Subject in Public Health at UCD, and Damien English TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Employment Affairs, and Retail Businesses, discuss new Covid-19 restrictions.
Michelle O'Hara, Regional Manager at South Leinster MABS, speaks to Cormac about the increase in calls to the Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) helpline.