Meat Industry Whistleblowers“When someone has been caught with the virus, you wouldn’t know who else will be caught with the virus, because there is no testing done at all.”

As heard on Today with Sarah McInerney

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Reporter Brian O’Connell spoke to two people currently working in meat processing plants about workplace safety, their working conditions and what they say is inadequate protection from the potential spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. The workers were from two separate meat plants and did not wish their identities to be revealed. To facilitate this, their testimonies were voiced by …

Corona Challenge“I felt more threatened than I possibly ever have in my life.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Linda Cullen sounded like she was still in shock when she spoke to Oliver Callan on The Ryan Tubridy Show about experiencing the so-called “Corona Challenge”. The CEO and mum of twins describes being coughed at and spat on by two young boys as she took a walk on her own on the West Pier in Dun Laoghaire yesterday afternoon. …

Coronavirus in Italy and Sweden“I haven’t heard a child in weeks. They’re all locked away.”

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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The news from Italy is stark: the country is now the world’s epicentre for Covid-19 infections and deaths. The northern part of the country has been hardest hit and that’s where Irishwoman Jacintha McCarthy has lived for the past 17 years. Bergamo, where Jacintha lives, has been under strict lockdown for several weeks. By contrast, Sweden has imposed the fewest …

Coronavirus in Singapore“You just get this reassurance that it’s in control. You feel that everyone’s stepping up.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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As the Coronavirus continues to dominate the worldwide news cycle, we’re finding out on a daily basis how different countries are responding to the unprecedented outbreak. On this morning’s Ryan Tubridy Show, Irishman Cameron O’Connor, who lives and works in Singapore, told Ryan that the response of the authorities there to the spread of the virus seemed to be successfully …

Coronavirus School Closure“She’s not to go out. She can have contact for up to 15 minutes with others in the household, even though it’s not advised.”

As heard on liveline

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The Coronavirus outbreak shows no signs of slowing down and the news that there was a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Ireland last weekend has led to a secondary school in the east of the country closing for two weeks. Deirdre, a parent at the school, spoke to Damien O’Reilly on Liveline about her daughter, a pupil at the school, …

Talking to Kids about Coronavirus“We’re going to protect them, but not shield them.”

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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As the world continues to get to grips with the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, Ray D’Arcy spoke to Joanna Fortune, author of 15-Minute Parenting, on talking to children about the disease. Joanna’s ideas include informing ourselves of the facts, then providing kids with some context for all the information that’s coming at them. She also suggests involving …

Coronavirus“Of course we had a sandstorm on Sunday. And I said, ‘oh that must be over by now, but I hope it isn’t the Coronavirus’.”

As heard on liveline

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George got a note under his hotel door at 7 o’clock in the morning, he told Joe Duffy on Tuesday. The note was the same one all one thousand guests in the hotel were receiving. It said that guests were being confined to their rooms as there had been a confirmed case of Coronavirus at the hotel. Apparently, an Italian …