One of our listeners shares his awful experience with COVID-19
The surge in COVID-19 cases has seen the government bring in lots more new measures to reduce cases.
On Wednesday, the Taoiseach made a statement saying to "forget about takeaway pints" in a bid to prevent people heading out for them.
We asked you should they be banned.
We spoke to Clare, who believes they shouldn't be because we need to socialise. She also believes the whole pandemic has been exaggerated.
However, Peter then called in to share his experience of COVID-19. He's a fit and healthy 31-year-old and COVID-19 left him in hospital for 8 days, fearing for his life.
Listen back now:
Why Don't We Every week on Plan B we ask someone to share their favourite things to give us some inspiration. This week Sarina was joined by band Why Don't We. The guys have over 3 billion global streams and over 750 million YouTube views. They sent social media into a frenzy when they disappeared from social media for 10 months but then made a mysterious come back with #WhereIsWDW? They've just released new album, The Good Times and The Bad Ones. They shared some of their favourite things with us on Saturday's Plan B. Listen back now: [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/01/23121206/PODCAST-Why-Dont-We-online-audio-converter.com_.1.mp3"][/audio] Tune in to Plan B Saturdays from 10am online, through the Spin 1038 app or on your radio. Check out other Plan B podcasts here.
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"I think he's an essential worker, he should be allowed travel!" Every year there's a debate on whether or not we should send the Taoiseach and other politicians over to Washington for St. Patrick's Day. This year though, the anger has been amplified. There's talk that the Taoiseach may still travel even though we're currently in a pandemic. Some are saying that diplomatic trips are essential, whereas others think this is a case of "One rule for them. one rule for us". The conversation then evolved into looking at "all travel" and whether or not airports should be closed for the remainder of the pandemic Listen back here: [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/01/22131142/210122-should-travel-be-banned-and-should-the-taoiseach-go-to-the-states-for-paddys-day-.mp3"][/audio] TUNE IN TO DUBLIN TALKS LIVE EVERY WEEKDAY MORNING FROM 10AM, ONLY ON 98FM Check out all of our podcasts here.
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"From Monday to Thursday my child gets no screen time!" It's a situation more and more parents are finding themselves in. You're trying to get something done and your child is demanding attention. There's a tantrum on the horizon, so you give in and give them a tablet to play with or you stick them in front of the TV for an hour. You've gotten some peace, but now you feel guilty. Your kids are clocking up more time on the screen! This was something that one of our listeners was feeling awful about. Her 18 month old needs constant attention and she resorted to the screen far more than she would have ever liked. She wanted to know if other parents were struggling with the screen and if they had any advice. Listen back here: [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/01/22130254/210122-how-much-screen-time-is-too-much-for-kids-.mp3"][/audio] TUNE IN TO DUBLIN TALKS LIVE EVERY WEEKDAY MORNING FROM 10AM, ONLY ON 98FM Check out all of our podcasts here.
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Good news Friday! Every Friday on Dublin Talks we lighten up the mood with a bit of good news. We heard from a woman in Wexford who woke up to snow! We also heard from lots of parents and kids who are delighted homeschooling is done for the weekend. Listen back now for some good news to start your weekend: [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/01/22125616/210122-good-news-fridat-.mp3"][/audio] TUNE IN TO DUBLIN TALKS LIVE EVERY WEEKDAY MORNING FROM 10AM, ONLY ON 98FM Check out all of our podcasts here.
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"It seems to be causing vomiting, stop your dogs sniffing other dogs" We've heard reports of a number of dogs being unwell in the Clontarf area due to a new viral infection. Local councillor Donna Cooney noted the issue on Twitter: Please take care of your dogs and keep on short lead in St Annes Park and promenade and away from other dogs. Just had it confirmed from local Vet that there is a virus that is making our dogs sick.Take care pls RT @loveclontarf_ie @RahenyBusiness @FairviewDublin3 @ilovestannes pic.twitter.com/dZUVjnPpkN — Cllr. Donna Cooney (@donna_cooney1) January 19, 2021 We spoke to Corina Fitzsimons from Dogs Trust to tell us a little more. Listen back here: [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/01/21131000/210121-dogs-trust-virus-warning-for-pets.mp3"][/audio] TUNE IN TO DUBLIN TALKS LIVE EVERY WEEKDAY MORNING FROM 10AM, ONLY ON 98FM Check out all of our podcasts here.
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"If I had one, it might have saved my insurance €28 grand!" Today we asked if dash cams should be made mandatory for all cars? This is off the back of a story that there's a number of scam artists in the city trying to cause accidents in order to claim off insurance. Brian contacted the show about an incident he recently had in Finglas. He said, "a few lads on electric scooters tried to cause a crash at a set of lights near Tolka Valley Road". Brian is suggesting that everyone should invest in a dashcam if they can. Other callers reached out and told us how their dashcams "saved their skin" too! Listen back here: [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/01/21130356/210121-should-dash-cams-be-made-mandatory-.mp3"][/audio] TUNE IN TO DUBLIN TALKS LIVE EVERY WEEKDAY MORNING FROM 10AM, ONLY ON 98FM Check out all of our podcasts here.
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