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Lunchtime Live Highlights

Podcast Series Lunchtime Live Highlights

Andrea Gilligan invites callers to have their say on the topics of the day - get in touch by emailing [email protected]

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Series Episodes

''I would never wish my worst enemy to live in this situation''

''I would never wish my worst enemy to live in this situation''

The Government is set to replace the Direct Provision system with an international protection system.  It is anticipated that all existing Direct Provision centres will close by the end of 2024.  Ellie Kisyombe, Direct Provision Activist and Founder of award-winning non-profit social enterprise ‘Our Table’ and Busie Mhlophe a former resident in Direct provision joined Andrea on the show. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

13 mins

26 February Finished

''Today marks a year since I was in the Nursing home visiting my Mom''

''Today marks a year since I was in the Nursing home visiting my Mom''

There are hopes that nursing home visits might return within weeks after evidence that vaccines have lead to a significant drop in infections and deaths among residents.   The number of coronavirus cases reported from nursing homes has fallen by 82% in a single week which the HSE says must be attributable to the rollout of vaccines.   In the week leading up to February 14th there were 482 lab-reported cases from nursing homes, in the following week up to February 21st there were 91.  Andrea hears from listeners. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

31 mins

26 February Finished

Consumer Q&A with Eoin McGee

Consumer Q&A with Eoin McGee

Eoin McGee joins Andrea to answer all of your financial queries Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.    You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

14 mins

25 February Finished

Escape artist goat 'Houdini' caught & adopted after evading capture for weeks

Escape artist goat 'Houdini' caught & adopted after evading capture for weeks

The search in Mayo for a goat who is proving to be a skilled escape artist has just come to a happy conclusion. The goat earned the name Houdini for her impressive escape skills, after evading capture for a number of weeks now. Andrea chats to Valerie McHugh from Byrne’s Total Health Pharmacy, one of the spots visited by four-legged Houdini, and by Emma from Furry Friends Sanctuary who has just managed to track down Houdini. Pic: Alesha Houlihan Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.    You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

6 mins

25 February Finished

The State spent over €97 million on Private Schools last year 

The State spent over €97 million on Private Schools last year 

In the academic year beginning September 2019, the Department of Education paid the salaries of teachers in 52 fee-paying schools across the country.  New figures show the private salaries cost the State nearly €1.7 million more in the 2019/2020 school year than the year before.  Should the state support fee-paying schools in this way?   Andrea hears from Listeners. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.  

32 mins

25 February Finished

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