The Coronavirus Ireland podcast will keep you informed about the progress of the coronavirus or Covid-19 in Ireland and abroad. The Business Post's Nadine O'Regan brings you the latest news, analysis, best practice details and global developments.
A whole new world: Professor Kingston Mills on the new regulations; the return to schools; and the prospect of a vaccine
Professor Kingston Mills of the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin joins Nadine O'Regan on the podcast to discuss the latest Covid-19 regulations, the reopening of schools and the ongoing efforts to develop a vaccine.
Fourth Quarter Fears: will shaky confidence unsettle the economy further?
With Ireland's movement into Phase Four delayed due to rising Covid-19 numbers, Ian Guider, Markets Editor of the Business Post, tells Nadine O'Regan the latest in relation to the banks, business, house prices and uncertain times for pub-owners. Plus, Jack O'Kennedy reports from the Light House Cinema in Smithfield, which has reopened for business.
Should you travel abroad? Dr Cillian De Gascun on the green list
Is the government's green list a good idea? Dr Cillian De Gascun, director of UCD’s National Virus Reference Laboratory, joins Nadine O'Regan to discuss Irish travel restrictions. Later in the podcast, which comes to you in association with Springboard, Nadine is joined by Dr Ann Devitt, director of research at the School of Education in Trinity College and one of the academics behind an interesting new survey into the effectiveness of home-schooling in Ireland.
Life in Covid Times: RTÉ presenter Eoghan McDermott on taking care of his mental health
What's life like now for 2FM presenter Eoghan McDermott? Ahead of his role on RTÉ's Songs from an Empty Room, Eoghan McDermott talks frankly about life amidst Covid restrictions, describing his approach to his mental health, taking inspiration from James Corden, his attitude to controversy and social media, his work with RTÉ Does Comic Relief, and his fears for a new generation, who will lose opportunities as a consequence of Covid-19.
Back to business: how are Irish companies faring in the reopening?
Andrea Horan, owner of Tropical Popical nail salon in Dublin and Bob Johnston, owner of The Gutter Bookshop in Temple Bar and Dalkey, join Nadine O’Regan to report back on their businesses reopening and reveal how they have fared since lockdown.
What will Irish workers in the States do now?
With visas suspended, green cards paused and the coronavirus surging in numerous US states, Bruce Morrison, former Democratic Congressman and Irish immigration expert, and Marion McKeone, US correspondent for the Business Post, join Nadine O'Regan to discuss the harsh realities at play in America, and Donald Trump's prospects as a November election looms.