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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 Ruadhan Mac Cormaic.

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 Ruadhan Mac Cormaic.

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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 Ruadhan Mac Cormaic.

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English


Episodes

US Election: swing states in focus as voting day draws near

10/22/2020
Suzanne Lynch on the swing state battles that will decide the election, Lindsey Graham's battle to save his seat and Barack Obama's return to the campaign trail for the final two week stretch of the campaign.

Duration:00:24:00

US Election: five key contests to watch on November 3rd

10/15/2020
Suzanne Lynch and Chris Dooley dig into five election battles to watch for seats in the US Senate and House of Representatives, in Texas, Maine, South Carolina Arizona and Montana. Plus, does Joe Biden have a Cuban-American problem in Florida, a crucial state in the race?

Duration:00:29:46

US Election: a defining week in the race and in Trump's presidency

10/8/2020
Even by the standards of the Trump administration, the past week has been remarkable. The outbreak of Covid-19 in the White House and President Trump's actions since his diagnosis seem to be having a negative effect on his reelection chances, says Washington correspondent Suzanne Lynch. Plus, a quick look at some of the competitive races for seats in the powerful US Senate.

Duration:00:28:33

US election: after a dreadful debate, what comes next? With Suzanne Lynch

10/1/2020
Suzanne Lynch on how Tuesday night's ill-tempered debate between President Trump and Joe Biden is affecting the race. Plus, the Democrat's plan for dealing with the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett.

Duration:00:23:20

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg upends the US presidential race - with Suzanne Lynch

9/24/2020
Washington correspondent Suzanne Lynch on the extraordinary life and consequential death of US supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Duration:00:24:18

There is still a narrow path to a Brexit deal - with Denis Staunton

9/17/2020
Hope springs eternal, even when it comes to Brexit. London editor Denis Staunton tells Chris Dooley how a post-Brexit trade deal could still be negotiated, despite the deterioration in UK-EU relations over Boris Johnson's Internal Markets bill. But first Denis explains what all the fuss over that bill is about.

Duration:00:25:42

Charlie Hebdo trial: five years on, France relives a dark chapter - with Lara Marlowe

9/10/2020
Back in 2015, Lara Marlowe reported on what turned out to be just the first of many terror attacks in Europe: the Charlie Hebdo massacre. Now Lara is covering the trial of 14 people for involvement in the events of January 2015 that left twenty, including three assailants, dead. She talks to Dave McKechnie about the details of the story and its impact on France.

Duration:00:27:39

US election: the race tightens as Trump's "law and order" message makes an impact

9/3/2020
With the Democratic and Republican party primaries over, the US presidential election is now entering the final straight, and the real battle between Donald Trump and Joe Biden is beginning. At the moment, Trump seems to be having some success, focussing attention on 'law and order'. Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch describes the state of the race.

Duration:00:24:11

The biggest story of our lives, part two

7/16/2020
This is the final instalment of the Confronting Coronavirus podcast series. For part two of the final two-part episode, we’ve asked a handful of Irish Times journalists to reflect on the last couple of months and how the pandemic has played out. Today, we’ll hear from Europe correspondent Naomi O'Leary, sports reporter Malachy Clerkin and health editor Paul Cullen.

Duration:00:27:42

The biggest story of our lives, part one

7/16/2020
This is the final instalment of the Confronting Coronavirus podcast series. For the final two-part episode, we’ve asked a handful of Irish Times journalists to reflect on the last couple of months and how the pandemic has played out. Today, we’ll hear from Public Affairs Editor Simon Carswell and our Political reporter Jennifer Bray.

Duration:00:19:36

The emotional impact of Covid-19 with Clinical Psychologist Tony Bates

7/6/2020
Traditionally, one in five of the population experience mental health challenges. In the coming year there will be many more. In today’s episode, Clinical Psychologist Tony Bates speaks to Deirdre Veldon about the emotional impact of the pandemic and how different sections of society will be affected in the weeks and months ahead.

Duration:00:26:02

“Aid is politics” - Lockdown in Uganda with Sally Hayden

7/2/2020
In today’s episode, we hear from Irish Times journalist Sally Hayden, who has been living in lockdown in Northern Uganda for the past three months. In March, during the onset of the pandemic, Hayden travelled across the border from Rwanda into Gulu, a city at the epicentre of a two decade long civil war which ended in 2006. Hayden speaks to Deirdre Veldon about the impact of lockdown restrictions on the people of Gulu, in a country with no social protections and where aid is politics.

Duration:00:18:59

“We must demand equal access to future vaccines”

6/30/2020
As the global race to find a vaccine for Covid-19 continues, the question of how it will eventually be supplied and distributed is now under the spotlight. Billions of euro have been donated by governments and philanthropic organisations to pharmaceutical companies for research and development of vital Covid-19 vaccines. However, in most cases, few if any conditions for access or affordability have been included as a precondition to any of this funding. In today’s episode we hear from Kate...

Duration:00:14:56

Lifting the lockdown: What can I do in Phase 3?

6/27/2020
Ireland is approaching Phase 3 of the Roadmap for Reopening Business and Society. In this episode, Conor Pope talks us through some of the changes that will be coming into place as the country continues to ease lockdown restrictions.

Duration:00:17:22

A coronavirus surge shocks Beijing - with Peter Goff

6/18/2020
The return of restrictions on life in Beijing comes as over a hundred new cases are linked to a huge food market. Peter Goff explains what's happening in Beijing, how the city is handling it and why the outbreak is a major blow to the efforts of China, and the world, to control the virus and reopen economies. Plus, a deadly skirmish on the India-China border.

Duration:00:16:29

"There's remarkable buy-in from prisoners" - How the Irish Prison System kept Covid-19 Out

6/17/2020
This week the Irish Prison Service put forward a paper to the World Health Organisation as a model of best practices for keeping Covid-19 out of it’s settings. With 3,738 prisoners nationwide and zero positive cases, there is a lot to be learned from their management of the virus. In this episode, Deirdre Veldon speaks to Irish Times Crime Correspondent Conor Gallagher about the quick action and careful planning which shaped their successful handling of the outbreak. They also discuss the...

Duration:00:18:59

How Contagion predicted a pandemic - with screenwriter Scott Z. Burns and Dr Ian Lipkin

6/12/2020
In this episode, Irish Times Features Writer Patrick Freyne brings us back to the year 2011 and the release of the scientific thriller movie Contagion. Starring Matt Damon, Contagion tells the story of a deadly virus which explodes into a global pandemic, bringing society to its knees. Nine years on, in the midst of our own virus outbreak, it all feels eerily familiar. Freyne catches up with Contagion’s screenwriter Scott Z. Burns and the virologist who advised the script and plotline for...

Duration:00:20:25

Lockdown is lifting, but new rules cause many conundrums - with Conor Pope

6/9/2020
Conor Pope has been looking at how Ireland is reopening this week, in shops and other public places. His assessment: it's going quite well, but many small problems remain, from queuing to distancing and the wearing of masks. And as more restrictions are eased, more such problems will crop up for Irish consumers and businesses.

Duration:00:18:30

"The psycho-social impact is far greater - and will last much longer"

6/8/2020
In our hospitals and psychiatric clinics, it has already begun. Increasing numbers of people are seeking help for mental health problems associated, in one way or another, with Covid-19. Professionals warn that the psychiatric effects of the pandemic and the lockdown will endure much longer than the physical effects of the virus. And those psychiatric effects are alarmingly diverse: anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, PTSD. Prof Fiona McNicholas is a Consultant in Child and Adolescent...

Duration:00:24:28

"Compliance is not as good on the way down as it was on the way up"

6/5/2020
Next week, Ireland will enter phase two of the roadmap out of lockdown. We’ll be able to travel 20km from our homes and visit another household while maintaining social distancing. Street level shops will open and some sporting and fitness activities will begin again. But will this taste of freedom mean people will push the boundaries even more? Large crowds flocked to beauty spots over the long weekend, while thousands gathered in close proximity at a Black Lives Matter protest earlier this...

Duration:00:25:25