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An Focal Scoir returns to BBC NI for a Special series on COVID-19
24 Aug 2020 : News Desk
An Focal Scoir
An Focal Scoir, a studio discussion series for BBC Two Northern Ireland, is back on Monday 24 August at 10pm.

The four-part series was produced by Below The Radar TV for BBC Gaeilge with funding from Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund.

This series of An Focal Scoir will analyse the economic, psychological, and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, at both a local and global level.

The fourth edition of the Irish language discussion series will also see Máire Bhreathnach joined each week by a panel of journalists and social commentators including Póilín Ní Chiaráin, Áine Ní Bhreisleáin, Eimear McGovern, Ciarán Ó Pronntaigh, Máire Treasa Ní Cheallaigh, Íte Ní Chionnaith, and Gearóid Ó Muilleoir. Donegal presenter Seán Ó Baoill will feature throughout as a roving reporter, offering analysis and views from the public on the various topics.

Discussions will address how the lockdown impacted our mental health, the devastating impact on business and economy, as well as the nursing home crisis. On location reports will offer analysis and views from the public on the various topics.

Speaking about the news, Series Producer Antaine Ó Donnaile said:

“We are delighted to have been able to make this high quality studio-based series about current issues of critical importance to us all.  It is a compelling series with the highest production values that will engage people of all ages and backgrounds.”

As Schools begin to re-open, the first episode of An Focal Scoir, will discuss how the rapid spread of Coronavirus has disrupted the life of every child throughout the world, and takes a look at what the future looks like for teachers, students and parents alike.

An Focal Scoir will air on BBC 2 NI every Monday night at 10pm starting Monday, August 24th for four weeks. 

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