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Highlights from the daily news programme, presented by Mary Wilson. Featuring the day's top news stories 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.
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Barry Lenihan reports on Fianna Fail Michael Martin's first Leaders Questions as Taoiseach as controversy lingers over his agriculture minister Barry Cowen
Covid Tracing App

Covid Tracing App

2020-07-0720:18

Drivetime's Fergal Keane reports on the release of the Covid-19 tracing app, and Elaine Burke, Managing Editor, Silicon Republic, and Brendan Jennings, Waterford Institute of Technology & Director of Connect, discuss the public's uptake of the app and the security concerns surrounding it.
Drivetime's John Cooke reports from the Garda commemoration ceremony in Roscommon where he speaks to the family of deceased Detective Colm Horkan.
Pubs Reopening

Pubs Reopening

2020-07-0609:10

Darragh McAllister, Publican in Ennis, and Pat Marry, Retired Detective Inspector, discuss the reopening of pubs during the pandemic.
Drivetime's John Cooke reports on the return of tourists to the Cliffs of Moher and Ireland's travel restrictions.
Kilbrew Nursing Home

Kilbrew Nursing Home

2020-07-0608:09

Amanda Phelan, Professor in Aging and Community Nursing in Trinity College, speaks to Mary about Ultan Meehan's death at Kilbrew Nursing Home.
Barry Cowen

Barry Cowen

2020-07-0610:03

Drivetime's Barry Lenihan reports on Barry Cowen's drink driving conviction.
Travel Restrictions

Travel Restrictions

2020-07-0308:14

Eddie Wilson, Ryanair CEO, talks to Mary about Ireland's current international travel restrictions.
Alcohol VAT

Alcohol VAT

2020-07-0312:31

Padraig Cribben, Chief Executive, Vitners Federation of Ireland, and Eunan McKinney, head of communications and advocacy, Alcohol Ireland, discuss a campaign to reduce VAT on the sale of alcohol.
COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing

2020-07-0309:13

Matt O Tuathail, GP, speaks to Mary about Covid-19 testing in Ireland.
Pedestrianised Streets

Pedestrianised Streets

2020-07-0306:52

Michael Pidgeon, Green Party, Dublin City Councillor, speaks to Mary about the pedestrianisation of streets in Dublin.
Schools Returning

Schools Returning

2020-07-0217:19

Norma Foley, Minister for Education, talks to Mary about the reopening of schools.
John MacGabhann, General Secretary, Teachers' Union of Ireland, and Kieran Christie, General Secretary, Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland, discuss the the reopening of schools and the concerns of teachers.
Mary Lou McDonald, Sinn Féin Leader, speaks to Mary about the controversey surrounding Bobby Storey's funeral, social distancing, and Sinn Féin.
Ghislaine Maxwell

Ghislaine Maxwell

2020-07-0206:43

Lisa Bloom, US human rights lawyer, speaks to Mary about the Ghislaine Maxwell charges.
Travel Restrictions

Travel Restrictions

2020-07-0114:24

Tomás Ryan, Associate Professor in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin, speaks to Mary about Ireland's travel restrictions.
Trump and Russia

Trump and Russia

2020-07-0110:21

John Brennan, Former CIA Director, talks to Mary about Trump and new intelligence reports about Russia that have emerged.
Pat O'Connor, Professor Emeritus of sociology and social policy at the University of Limerick and visiting Professor at the Geary Institute, University College Dublin, speaks to Mary about how the 2020 Leaving Cert calculated grading system may result in gender bias in student's final marks.
Family Law Reform

Family Law Reform

2020-07-0108:14

Karen Kiernan, CEO One Family, Anthony Douglas, former CEO of The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service in England, discuss family law reform.
Covid Worldwide

Covid Worldwide

2020-06-3013:15

Dr Margaret Harris, WHO, talks to Mary about Covid-19 restrictions worldwide and Ireland's travel restrictions.
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