In The News
Why is gun crime rising again in America?
Surging gun crime in the United States has put the issue of gun control back on the agenda. But why is it happening - and can anything be done? Washington correspondent Martin Wall reports.
"Setting us back 150 years": What now for abortion rights in America?
In the US, in places where women get abortions, but also in courtrooms and within political campaign headquarters, the decision of the Supreme Court to overturn the Roe v Wade right to abortion has transformed American life and set many fresh battles over reproductive rights in train. One week on from the ruling, we talk to US journalist Kara Voght about what impact it is already having. Kara Voght is politics reporter with Rolling Stone magazine.
Will we have to ration energy - and how would we do it?
The current energy crisis shows little sign of easing, and the worst may be to come. Some have warned that, with Russian gas supplies in doubt, Europe could face energy rationing this coming winter. Jack Horgan-Jones looked into the issue and he tells Conor Pope how likely it is to happen here in Ireland and what plans there are to deal with it if it does.
How concerned should we be about the summer Covid surge?
Just three months on from the last pandemic wave which swept across the country, Ireland is once again experiencing a surge in Covid cases. But was it expected this time round and how long will it last? Conor Pope speaks to virologist Dr Gerald Barry to find out.