This week we examine just how united the Executive is when it comes to its handling of the current health crisis.?Ahead of an anticipated surge of virus cases, Professor of Public Health Gabriel Scally makes the case for a testing regime and port controls. Plus, we ask how the shutdown is affecting the economy and the lives of workers here?
November: Jack Smyth is under pressure as his heifer competes at the Beef and Lamb Championship at Balmoral. Robbie Neill looks after his pigs, while Valentine Hodges is busy jarring her bees honey.
This week we’ve an in-depth interview with the Chief Medical Officer Michael McBride as the race continues to ensure that health care workers are provided with enough protective equipment when treating virus patients. Dr. McBride also shares his thoughts on the sustainability of the current social distancing measures. Professor Sam McConkey, an expert in international diseases discusses how authorities in Northern Ireland and the Republic are responding to the pandemic.
In their first joint studio interview, the First Minister and Deputy First Ministers endorse the strict new shock measures announced by Downing Street to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. Leaders in the business and construction sectors react to the financial support being made available to assist the workforce and warn of the impact on the self-employed who say they feel left behind.
Pamela chats to The Voice UK contestant Brooke Scullion, Irish author Michelle Gallen, Rita takes a mindful walk in Aghalee plus the first ever hip-hop act to play at the NI Music Prize, Jordan Adetunji chats and performs.
With the DUP and Sinn Féin continuing to disagree over the timing of school closures as part of efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19, we hear from the Finance Minister Conor Murphy and Economy Minister Diane Dodds. They outline what measures the Executive plan to implement to mitigate the impact of the disease on public services in Northern Ireland. Plus, industry leaders explain how their sectors will be hit as social movement is restricted.
This programme special examines the results of the public inquiry into one of the biggest political scandals to hit Northern Ireland.
As Sir Patrick Coghlin outlines what went wrong with the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, we get reaction from the First Minister Arlene Foster who was in charge of department which set up the scheme and Sinn Féin’s John O’Dowd.
Our panel of expert analysts will digest the impact of the inquiry's findings on the delivery of future good governance.
Documentary charting the incredible career of Co Antrim's Clare Smyth, who went from Bushmills farm-girl to one of the world's top chefs - impressing mentor Gordon Ramsay and cooking for royalty at the wedding of Harry and Meghan.
Taste of Success, presented by Rita FitzGerald, goes behind-the-scenes at Clare Smyth's two Michelin star restaurant Core in London's Notting Hill to find out what it takes to command a team always striving for perfection.