In The News
Cop27: What was agreed and what difference will it make?
What was agreed at Cop27 and will it make a difference to the climate crisis? Environment and Science editor Kevin O'Sullivan explains what happened at the two week summit which was held in Egypt earlier this month.
Regency trial: Jonathan Dowdall's credibility is key
After 52 days, 140 witnesses, 10 hours of secret audio recordings, phone call data, hours of CCTV footage, eyewitness testimony from 27 National Surveillance Unit officers and four closing speeches, judgment will be delivered in the trial of Gerard Hutch and his two co-accused on April 17th.One star witness dominated the trial: former Sinn Féin councillor and convicted criminal Jonathan Dowdall, whose credibility Mr Hutch's defence team attacked from day one. Court reporter Alison O'Riordan returns to the podcast to explain what happened in court and the most important evidence the three judges will have to weigh up when reaching their verdict.
Ireland's Oscar joy: What it takes to turn a nomination into a win
This week, the Irish film industry earned an impressive 14 Oscar nominations. The biggest haul in any one year. But what next? When a film has an Oscar nomination in the bag, it’s not time to sit back and wait to see if it wins. It’s just the start of an intense campaign to win support from the voting Academy members. So what does the road to the Oscars look like? To find out Bernice Harrison talks to Irish Times Chief Film Correspondent Donald Clarke and Colm Bairéad, director of An Cailin Ciuin - The Quiet Girl, which was nominated for best international feature.
How mental health services fail families across Ireland
This week the Mental Health Commission released its interim report on the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (Camhs). It made for damning reading, painting a picture of a vital service that is not fit for purpose. For many, access to care is a postcode lottery. Two mothers talk to In the News about their experience with Camhs and how they feel it failed their children. Kitty Holland, Irish Times social affairs correspondent and Roisin Clark, interim chief executive of Mental Health Reform, an advocacy group representing organisations throughout the country, explain the background and what the report means for Camhs and the HSE.In the News is presented by Bernice Harrison and produced by Declan Conlon and Suzanne Brennan