Will the protocol deal bring prosperity to Northern Ireland?

Plus: Denis O'Brien to lose control of Digicel

Listen | 44:30

The deal is done between the UK and the EU to solve problems with the Northern Ireland protocol, and should it become operational, that deal means Northern Ireland will remain within the EU single market, with the added benefit of access to the UK market.

So what will that mean for its economy - and could it have knock-on effects in the Republic?

Ciaran Hancock and Cliff Taylor are joined by Mark O’Connell, founder of Belfast-based consultancy OCO Global and Stephen Kelly, CEO of Manufacturing Northern Ireland to talk about the deal.

Plus: Businessman Denis O’Brien is on track to cede control of Digicel under a plan agreed with a group of bond creditors to swap $1.8 billion (€1.7 billion) of the heavily-indebted group’s borrowings for an equity stake in the business. Joe Brennan has the details.