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The Irish Times World View Podcast

The Irish Times World View Podcast

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The Irish Times' unrivalled foreign affairs coverage, now brought to you in weekly podcast form. Hosted by Chris Dooley with regular contributors Patrick Smyth, Denis Staunton, Lara Marlowe, Suzanne Lynch, Derek Scally, Tom Hennigan, Clifford Coonan and R

Latest Episodes

"It's callous to leave businesses closed if they don't need to be"

Should all retailers, restaurants and tourism be allowed to open sooner? Business affairs correspondent and columnist Mark Paul has been arguing for an accelerated easing of restrictions on businesses, especially for the sake of our small and medium sized enterprises, "the lifeblood of our economy". He tells Deirdre Veldon that no-one seems to be fighting their corner, and that the balance of risks to our society is skewed.

23 MIN2 d ago
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"It's callous to leave businesses closed if they don't need to be"

The effect of lockdowns and the return of mobility: what the data tells us

Barry Smyth is a data scientist. Early on in the outbreak, he was among the first to realise the importance of looking closely at the number of excess deaths in the population, as revealed by website Rip.ie, to track the true toll of the virus. Since then, he has written about the nature of lockdown measures imposed across Europe, as revealed through data. Which countries are strictest, and what happens to the virus when people start moving about again? Barry talks to Deirdre Veldon about what the data reveals. Barry Smyth holds the Digital Chair of Computer Science in University College Dublin and is a Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics.

18 MIN5 d ago
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The effect of lockdowns and the return of mobility: what the data tells us

Why did it take so long for a nursing home plan to be put in place?

Coronavirus has presented a huge challenge for our health services, especially in our nursing homes. The devastating death toll in these settings has come under the spotlight this week for the Dáil's Covid-19 committee. On Tuesday, the committee heard from Tadgh Daly, the head of Nursing Homes Ireland who claimed the sector was left “abandoned and isolated”. Hundreds of pages of newly released documentation, reveal a timeline of correspondence which suggests it took more than a month for a specific plan for nursing homes to be put in place. Jennifer Bray is political reporter with The Irish Times and has been looking into these exchanges between Nursing Homes Ireland and Key State Organisations. In this episode, we also hear from Health Editor Paul Cullen who reflects on the state response to the issues raised by nursing homes.

22 MIN6 d ago
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Why did it take so long for a nursing home plan to be put in place?

How to be ready for an uncertain future - with author Margaret Heffernan

Businesswoman and author Margaret Heffernan writes about leadership and strategic thinking. Her latest book Uncharted: How to Map the Future is about the pitfalls of forecasting. In it she argues that societies and businesses should develop a better kind of readiness that doesn't rely on the false sense of security such forecasts bring. Published in February, the book eerily foretold the current crisis, using historic pandemics as an example of how difficult it is to predict the outcome of complex events.

34 MIN1 w ago
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How to be ready for an uncertain future - with author Margaret Heffernan

"Local lockdowns needed to keep virus at bay" - Dr David Nabarro

Yesterday we reached a significant milestone in our fight against coronavirus. For the first time since the 21st March, there were no new deaths from Covid-19 in Ireland. But how can we keep this figure down as the country continues to emerge from lockdown? In today’s episode, we hear from Dr David Nabarro, a professor of global health at Imperial college London and the World Health Organisation’s special envoy for Covid-19. Dr Nabarro spoke to Deirdre Veldon about the need for localised lockdowns to maintain control over the virus when new peaks emerge and why an effective vaccine could be over two and a half years away.

28 MIN1 w ago
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"Local lockdowns needed to keep virus at bay" - Dr David Nabarro

The Impact of Covid-19 on the young with psychotherapist John Sharry

Among the people most affected by this crisis are children and especially teenagers. Lockdown has put an abrupt stop to their education and their social lives. In today's podcast Deirdre Veldon speaks to psychotherapist and Irish Times columnist John Sharry about the developmental impacts the lockdown will have on young people and how parents can prepare for the weeks and months ahead.

21 MIN1 w ago
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The Impact of Covid-19 on the young with psychotherapist John Sharry

Rethinking nursing homes and the lives of our elderly after Covid-19

Is it time to dispense with nursing homes? The death toll from Covid-19 in these institutions is bringingthe arguments for and against them into focus. Today we talk to two experts about what a different future might look like and the challenges getting there. Professor Gerard Quinn is a legal academic who contributed to the drafting of the United Nations Convention on the treatment of persons with disabilities, and is now working on a similar convention on the treatment of the elderly. Professor Des O'Neill is director of theCentre for Ageing,Neuroscience and the Humanities at Trinity College and a doctor specialising in geriatric care.

24 MIN1 w ago
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Rethinking nursing homes and the lives of our elderly after Covid-19

Ireland to start antibody testing next month: what that means and how it will help

Political correspondent Harry McGee tells Deirdre Veldon about the news that Ireland will begin a programme of testing for Covid-19 antibodies in the population next month. How does this test differ to how we are already testing, and what benefits will it bring?

20 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Ireland to start antibody testing next month: what that means and how it will help

"I happen to be taking it": Trump's hydroxychloroquine bombshell & the politicisation of Covid-19

Today we're recapping a very eventful few weeks in the United States' response to Covid-19 with the help of Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch. This week President Trump caused controversy when he announced he is taking an unproven drug to prevent infection. Meanwhile the politicisation of the virus response has been exacerbated by a growing feud between Donald Trump and Barack Obama, the former's new attacks on the latter perhaps giving us a taste of what to expect later this year as the election campaign heats up. The pandemic will remain an unavoidable backdrop for Trump's reelection efforts. But will it move the needle on his support?

27 MIN2 w ago
Comments
"I happen to be taking it": Trump's hydroxychloroquine bombshell & the politicisation of Covid-19

The return of retail shows just how much things have changed - with Conor Pope

Yesterday some retailers reopened in phase one of the easing of lockdown. Conor Pope went out to meet shoppers and see whether their behaviour had changed (and to pick up some lavender and compost. He tells Deirdre Veldon what he saw, and some ways he thinks retail will be different from here on.

12 MIN2 w ago
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The return of retail shows just how much things have changed - with Conor Pope

Latest Episodes

"It's callous to leave businesses closed if they don't need to be"

Should all retailers, restaurants and tourism be allowed to open sooner? Business affairs correspondent and columnist Mark Paul has been arguing for an accelerated easing of restrictions on businesses, especially for the sake of our small and medium sized enterprises, "the lifeblood of our economy". He tells Deirdre Veldon that no-one seems to be fighting their corner, and that the balance of risks to our society is skewed.

23 MIN2 d ago
Comments
"It's callous to leave businesses closed if they don't need to be"

The effect of lockdowns and the return of mobility: what the data tells us

Barry Smyth is a data scientist. Early on in the outbreak, he was among the first to realise the importance of looking closely at the number of excess deaths in the population, as revealed by website Rip.ie, to track the true toll of the virus. Since then, he has written about the nature of lockdown measures imposed across Europe, as revealed through data. Which countries are strictest, and what happens to the virus when people start moving about again? Barry talks to Deirdre Veldon about what the data reveals. Barry Smyth holds the Digital Chair of Computer Science in University College Dublin and is a Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics.

18 MIN5 d ago
Comments
The effect of lockdowns and the return of mobility: what the data tells us

Why did it take so long for a nursing home plan to be put in place?

Coronavirus has presented a huge challenge for our health services, especially in our nursing homes. The devastating death toll in these settings has come under the spotlight this week for the Dáil's Covid-19 committee. On Tuesday, the committee heard from Tadgh Daly, the head of Nursing Homes Ireland who claimed the sector was left “abandoned and isolated”. Hundreds of pages of newly released documentation, reveal a timeline of correspondence which suggests it took more than a month for a specific plan for nursing homes to be put in place. Jennifer Bray is political reporter with The Irish Times and has been looking into these exchanges between Nursing Homes Ireland and Key State Organisations. In this episode, we also hear from Health Editor Paul Cullen who reflects on the state response to the issues raised by nursing homes.

22 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Why did it take so long for a nursing home plan to be put in place?

How to be ready for an uncertain future - with author Margaret Heffernan

Businesswoman and author Margaret Heffernan writes about leadership and strategic thinking. Her latest book Uncharted: How to Map the Future is about the pitfalls of forecasting. In it she argues that societies and businesses should develop a better kind of readiness that doesn't rely on the false sense of security such forecasts bring. Published in February, the book eerily foretold the current crisis, using historic pandemics as an example of how difficult it is to predict the outcome of complex events.

34 MIN1 w ago
Comments
How to be ready for an uncertain future - with author Margaret Heffernan

"Local lockdowns needed to keep virus at bay" - Dr David Nabarro

Yesterday we reached a significant milestone in our fight against coronavirus. For the first time since the 21st March, there were no new deaths from Covid-19 in Ireland. But how can we keep this figure down as the country continues to emerge from lockdown? In today’s episode, we hear from Dr David Nabarro, a professor of global health at Imperial college London and the World Health Organisation’s special envoy for Covid-19. Dr Nabarro spoke to Deirdre Veldon about the need for localised lockdowns to maintain control over the virus when new peaks emerge and why an effective vaccine could be over two and a half years away.

28 MIN1 w ago
Comments
"Local lockdowns needed to keep virus at bay" - Dr David Nabarro

The Impact of Covid-19 on the young with psychotherapist John Sharry

Among the people most affected by this crisis are children and especially teenagers. Lockdown has put an abrupt stop to their education and their social lives. In today's podcast Deirdre Veldon speaks to psychotherapist and Irish Times columnist John Sharry about the developmental impacts the lockdown will have on young people and how parents can prepare for the weeks and months ahead.

21 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Impact of Covid-19 on the young with psychotherapist John Sharry

Rethinking nursing homes and the lives of our elderly after Covid-19

Is it time to dispense with nursing homes? The death toll from Covid-19 in these institutions is bringingthe arguments for and against them into focus. Today we talk to two experts about what a different future might look like and the challenges getting there. Professor Gerard Quinn is a legal academic who contributed to the drafting of the United Nations Convention on the treatment of persons with disabilities, and is now working on a similar convention on the treatment of the elderly. Professor Des O'Neill is director of theCentre for Ageing,Neuroscience and the Humanities at Trinity College and a doctor specialising in geriatric care.

24 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Rethinking nursing homes and the lives of our elderly after Covid-19

Ireland to start antibody testing next month: what that means and how it will help

Political correspondent Harry McGee tells Deirdre Veldon about the news that Ireland will begin a programme of testing for Covid-19 antibodies in the population next month. How does this test differ to how we are already testing, and what benefits will it bring?

20 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Ireland to start antibody testing next month: what that means and how it will help

"I happen to be taking it": Trump's hydroxychloroquine bombshell & the politicisation of Covid-19

Today we're recapping a very eventful few weeks in the United States' response to Covid-19 with the help of Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch. This week President Trump caused controversy when he announced he is taking an unproven drug to prevent infection. Meanwhile the politicisation of the virus response has been exacerbated by a growing feud between Donald Trump and Barack Obama, the former's new attacks on the latter perhaps giving us a taste of what to expect later this year as the election campaign heats up. The pandemic will remain an unavoidable backdrop for Trump's reelection efforts. But will it move the needle on his support?

27 MIN2 w ago
Comments
"I happen to be taking it": Trump's hydroxychloroquine bombshell & the politicisation of Covid-19

The return of retail shows just how much things have changed - with Conor Pope

Yesterday some retailers reopened in phase one of the easing of lockdown. Conor Pope went out to meet shoppers and see whether their behaviour had changed (and to pick up some lavender and compost. He tells Deirdre Veldon what he saw, and some ways he thinks retail will be different from here on.

12 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The return of retail shows just how much things have changed - with Conor Pope
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