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Covid testing panel with Medical Scientists Marie Culliton & Kevin O’Boyle

13 September 2020 - 22 mins
Podcast Series On The Record with Gavan Reilly Highlights

Gavan Reilly was joined by Marie Culliton, Laboratory manager at the National Maternity Hospital on Holles Street & the president elect of the International Federation of Medical Scientists and Kevin O’Boyle, senior medical scientist at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda & Chairperson of the Medical Laboratory Scientists Association, to discuss Covid testing: the different types of testing done in Ireland, how it’s done, what to expect, how we could improve, Airport testing and more.

22 mins

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The Monaghan Asylum Opera

The Monaghan Asylum Opera

Gavan was joined by Historian and host of the Three Castles Burning Podcast Donal Fallon to discuss the Monaghan Asylum Opera this week. In recent weeks, an Opera has taken to the stage of the Abbey Theatre, telling the unlikely story of an Asylum in Monaghan which was taken over by its staff - who proclaimed a Soviet. The hospital still exists in Monaghan today - but the event, mostly forgotten until brought back to the stage, was international news in its day. They are exciting times in the Abbey Theatre - with some new faces, like  Executive Director Mark O’Brien, brought in from the thriving Axis Theatre in Ballymun. The reopening of our theatres in recent times - like the return of live music - brought a degree of normality into our lives, of course time will tell how much of that remains, but a return of bums to seats in the National Theatre lifted spirits. And amidst the programming of recent weeks was Elsewhere, which told the story of the so-called ‘Monaghan Soviet’ - predating the more famous takeover of Limerick City, what occurred in Monaghan in late January 1919 was the first significant such event in Ireland - and, as we will hear today, it was news internationally, with plenty of exaggerated headlines on the other side of the Atlantic. Against the backdrop of world events, words can enter popular usage. Depressingly,Merriam-Webster gave the 2020 word of the year to 'Pandemic', as did dictionary.com.  But, in the world of late 1917, 1918 and onwards, one of the words that had entered mainstream consciousness - and which was bandied about on all sides - was Soviet. As a noun, it means “an elected local, district, or national council in the former Soviet Union.” Some in the press spoke with fear of the idea of ‘Soviets’ emerging amongst disgruntled workers, but others used the word positively - from the Labour Party to the unions.  Listen and subscribe to On The Record with Gavan Reilly 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 Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

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''The Redress Scheme Will Exclude A Large Number Of People'' Mother & Baby Homes

''The Redress Scheme Will Exclude A Large Number Of People'' Mother & Baby Homes

Kathleen Funchion, Sinn Fein’s Children’s Spokesperson joined Gavan on On The Record this afternoon. Listen and subscribe to On The Record with Gavan Reilly 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 Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

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''The Redress Scheme Will Exclude A Large Number Of People'' Mother & Baby Homes

''The Redress Scheme Will Exclude A Large Number Of People'' Mother & Baby Homes

Kathleen Funchion, Sinn Fein’s Children’s Spokesperson joined Gavan on On The Record this afternoon. Funchion said that she has serious concerns about the redress scheme announced on Tuesday and said that it will exclude a large number of people. The concerns stem from the Mother and Baby home reports not covering all Mother and Baby homes and county homes. Anyone not included in these homes in the reports are therefore not eligible for the government redress scheme. Listen and subscribe to On The Record with Gavan Reilly 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 Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

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Charlie McConalogue Discusses The Farmer's Protest, MICA and Covid

Charlie McConalogue Discusses The Farmer's Protest, MICA and Covid

Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue joined On The Record this morning. A few dozen tractors will be driven through Dublin city centre this afternoon in convoy which is expected to have an impact on traffic. It is a demonstration organised by the Irish Farmer's Association in protest at the Government's stance on the climate action plan and forthcoming changes to the EU's common agricultural policies (CAP). The Minister also discussed the MICA crisis and the pandemic writ large. Listen and subscribe to On The Record with Gavan Reilly 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 Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

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''An ICU Nurse Takes A Year To Train & 7 Are Required Per ICU Bed''- Catherine Motherway On ICU Capacity

''An ICU Nurse Takes A Year To Train & 7 Are Required Per ICU Bed''- Catherine Motherway On ICU Capacity

Catherine Motherway, intensive care specialist at University Hospital Limerick joined Gavan this morning on On The Record. At the moment in UL there is a total of 13 Covid patients accounting for 24 critical care beds. Motherway noted that transplant surgery has been profoundly impacted both nationally and internationally by the pandemic. It takes a year to train an ICU Nurse and 7 ICU Nurses are required for each bed. Listen and subscribe to On The Record with Gavan Reilly 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 Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.  

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On the Record Sunday Paper Panel November 21st

On the Record Sunday Paper Panel November 21st

Síona Cahill from Longford, former President of the Union of Students in Ireland, regular current affairs commentator on Newstalk and Kate O’Connell Pharmacist and former Fine Gael TD joined Gavan to run through this mornings Sunday Papers. Together they discussed the ''hesitant'' non-vaccinated group within Ireland, Antigen testing, Ireland's booster campaign and the recent surge in Covid cases and what it will mean in the lead up to  Christmas. The price of Antigen tests also came up in the conversation and how much they cost for Pharmacies to purchase. The mode of communication used by the government regarding Covid and how it has mismanaged was pointed out by the contributors, in particular the confusion felt by the general public around what is and what isn't to be done with social activities. Listen and subscribe to On The Record with Gavan Reilly 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 Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

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