Sinn Fein Top Latest Oppinion Poll

Sinn Féin have 32% of the total vote according to the latest Sunday Times/Behaviour and Attitudes poll. The opposition party is 2 points ahead of Fine Gael at 30%, while the two other government parties, Fianna Fáil and The Green Party, have 19% and 5% respectively. Independents and other parties have 14%.

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Sinn Fein Top Latest Oppinion Poll

Saturday September 19, 2020

Sinn Féin have 32% of the total vote according to the latest Sunday Times/Behaviour and Attitudes poll. The opposition party is 2 points ahead of Fine Gael at 30%, while the two other government parties, Fianna Fáil and The Green Party, have 19% and 5% respectively. Independents and other parties have 14%.

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274 New Cases of COVID19

Saturday September 19, 2020

Two hundred and seventy-four COVID-19 cases were announced by the HSE tonight, this brings the total cases to 32,538 in the Republic of Ireland. The HSE and Department of Health also announced full hospital figures for September 17th, nine cases were health care workers. Ten people were admitted to hospital. The total number admitted to hospital stands at 3,500 cases. Figures announced by the Northern Irish Health Department show an increase in cases of 222 to 9,165 in total. No hospitalizations occurred in Northern Ireland, the total number admitted remains at 1,618, since the begin of the COVID-19 crisis.

Arts

New Newstalk Schedule Announced

Wednesday August 05, 2020

As Ivan Yates retires from broadcasting Newstalk has announced his successors in a shake up of the schedule. The Pat Kenny Show remains in the mid-morning slot between nine and midday. Moncrieff keeps is mid-afternoon slot between 2 and 4. Kieran Cuddihy leaves behind the early mornings to take on The Hard Shoulder, while Ciara Kelly moves to Newstalk Breakfast with Shane Coleman. Taking over Lunchtime Live from Ciara Kelly is Andrea Gilligan.

Arts

Covid Support for the Arts

Friday July 24, 2020

The Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and An Gaeltacht, Catherine Martin, has announced a number of job stimulus packages for the media, tourism, culture and sport industries. Irish Tourism will benefit from both the extension of the Temporary Wage Support Scheme (TWSS) and the Employment Wage Support Scheme (EWSS), while a new €10million Performance and Production Support package will support the culture sector. €2m will be provide to the BAI\'s Sound and Vision Fund along with €3m for TV Drama to be administered by Screen Ireland. €2.5m will be provided to the sports sector to help support the re-opening of swimming pools. Údarás na Gaeltachta will receive an additional €8million to support building works.

Review

The South Westerlies

Monday September 14, 2020

RTÉ\'s latest co-production lacks life. The problem is an uninteresting and uninspired local story that lacks the drama of the Water Charges or the Corib gas pipeline protests. A rural town is divided with the arrival of a Norwegian firm\'s plan to build wind turbines of the coast of Count Cork. The shows characters are not bad, but they are one dimensional, there might have been an opportunity for The South Westerlies to be something more that a series with a very blunt plot or they could have gone down the road of a lighthearted drama like ITV\'s Doc Martin. As a drama looking to explore local politics, national politics and international trade, it has no bite. The series is billed as a Comedy-Drama.

Review

Time Begins Filming in Liverpool

Monday September 14, 2020

Time, a new prison drama from the BBC, has started filming in Liverpool. The three part series will star Sean Bean and Stephen Graham. The series is written by Jimmy McGovern for BBC ONE and produced by BBC Studios. The series follows two different men in the British penal system. Mark Hebden (Bean) is a teacher in prison for the death of a man in an accident. Eric Reid (Graham) is a prison officer working in a understaffed prison trying to protect and care for those in his charge.

Sport

Former RTÉ to Lead Arts and Culture Taskforce

Thursday September 10, 2020

The Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht, Catherine Martin, T.D., today (September 10th, 2020) announced the setting up of an Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce. Martin has put RTÉ\'s former Executive Director of Radio to lead the Taskforce. Clare Duignan has held key leadership roles at RTÉ for over 20 years, and since leaving the broadcaster has been a member of the Board of The Irish Times, The Chester Beatty, Fáilte Irleand, Business to Arts and Ireland Reaching Out. The composition of the taskforce will be announce in the coming days.

Sport

Six Nations Announces 2020 Season Restart

Thursday August 06, 2020

The Six Nations Rugby have announced an end to the postponed Six Nations Championship, following the decision of the World Rugby Council on the 30th of July. The Championship will resume on the 24th of October in Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Ireland will face Italy. That is then followed on Halloween by Wales V Scotland, Italy V England and finally France V Ireland in the Stade de France. \r\n\r\n