On air now

1 PM-4 PM

COVID-19: Everything You Need...

The Last Word With Matt Cooper

COVID-19: Everything You Need To Know About Ireland's Delay Phase

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:06 PM - 12 Mar 2020

Listen to this episode



Ireland has moved into the 'delay' phase of its efforts to tackle COVID-19, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announcing a number of measures this morning.

Schools, colleges and crèches across the country are set to close until 29 March, along with cultural institutions.

The closure of schools and crèches in particular are likely to create difficulties for parents, many of whom will have to make alternative arrangements for childcare.

Minister for Education Joe McHugh joined us to discuss these measures in more detail.

We also spoke to Kieran Christie, General Secretary of the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland, and Karen Clince, founder and CEO of Tiger Childcare.

Listen to the interview in full by pressing the play button on this page.


Read more about

Childcare Coronavirus Covid-19 Crèches Schools

Related Podcasts

Pól Ó Conghaile Has The Best T...

00:08:31

Pól Ó Conghaile Has The Best Tips To Get Your Summer Hols Sorted

Weekend Breakfast With Alison Curtis

00:08:31


One Cork Mum Tells The Story O...

00:08:43

One Cork Mum Tells The Story Of How Much Temple St. Means To Her

Weekend Breakfast With Alison Curtis

00:08:43


How To Deal With Social Anxiet...

00:08:56

How To Deal With Social Anxiety As Ireland Starts To Reopen

The Last Word With Matt Cooper

00:08:56


Will Creating A Travel Corrido...

00:08:10

Will Creating A Travel Corridor To The UK Expose Us To Risk?

The Last Word With Matt Cooper

00:08:10

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

Jessica Maciel

Jessica Maciel

1 PM-4 PM

Share

Up next

Sunday Drive with Phil Cawley

Sunday Drive with Phil Cawley

4 PM-7 PM

Share

Ed's Songs of Praise

Ed's Songs of Praise

7 PM-10 PM

Share

The Paul McLoone Show

The Paul McLoone Show

10 PM-1 AM

Share

Overnight

Overnight

1 AM-5 AM

Share

Early Breakfast with Pamela Jo...

Early Breakfast with Pamela Joyce

5 AM-7 AM

Share

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

7 AM-9 AM

Share

Dermot & Dave

Dermot & Dave

9 AM-12 PM

Share

Mairead Ronan

Mairead Ronan

12 PM-2 PM

Share

Fergal D'Arcy

Fergal D'Arcy

2 PM-4:30 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on