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Newstalk Breakfast brings you all the news you need to set you up for the day – from politics, business, sport, entertainment and everything in between. Shane Coleman and Ciara Kelly have all the stories that matter, every weekday from 7-9AM. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast Highlights on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'

Newstalk Breakfast brings you all the news you need to set you up for the day – from politics, business, sport, entertainment and everything in between. Shane Coleman and Ciara Kelly have all the stories that matter, every weekday from 7-9AM. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast Highlights on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'

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Dublin, Ireland

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Newstalk Breakfast brings you all the news you need to set you up for the day – from politics, business, sport, entertainment and everything in between. Shane Coleman and Ciara Kelly have all the stories that matter, every weekday from 7-9AM. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast Highlights on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'

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@BreakfastNT

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English

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Episodes

Christmas party season is upon us. How can companies prep their staff for the event?

12/2/2022
Over-sharing, over-indulging these are some of the disasters that can take place at work Christmas do! How can companies prepare their staff ahead of the party? CEO of HR Consultancy Firm, HR Buddy, Damien McCarthy joined us on Newstalk Breakfast.

Duration:00:03:46

Ireland’s population ageing faster than anywhere else in Europe as births fall

12/2/2022
Ireland is aging faster than anywhere else in Europe, placing growing pressure on the health service and posing challenges for planning its future, according to a new report from the Department of Health. Evelyn Mahon, Professor Emeritus with the school of sociology and social policy at Trinity College Dublin spoke to Ciara on the show.

Duration:00:05:17

Up to 100,000 defective Celtic Tiger-era homes may need remediation

12/2/2022
Plans for a State remediation scheme to fix construction defects in between 62,500 and 100,000 homes, mostly built in the Celtic Tiger era, are set to be submitted to Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien within weeks. Pat Montague - Spokesperson for the Construction Defects Alliance spoke to Newstalk Breakfast about this morning And Eoin O’Broin, Sinn Fein Housing Spokesperson spoke to Shane.

Duration:00:11:38

How can we encourage our young people to engage with the arts?

12/2/2022
In November, the German Government introduced a €200 culture pass voucher to be given to all young adults when they turn 18. The initiative is designed to encourage young adults to experience live culture, drop their stay-at-home pandemic habits, and give a financial boost to the arts scene. Should Ireland introduce a similar scheme? Jo Mangan, Director of the Performance Corporation spoke to Ciara this morning.

Duration:00:06:06

Union warns - Starting pay below minimum wage is turning people off apprenticeships

12/2/2022
Starting pay well below minimum wages is turning people off apprenticeships and may lead to greater staff shortages in building related sectors – according the Connect Trade Union. Assistant General Secretary of the Connect Trade Union, Brian Nolan

Duration:00:04:50

Tech woes strike again as Intel offer unpaid leave to staff

12/2/2022
Intel is seeking to save staffing costs at its Leixlip plant by offering three months’ unpaid leave to manufacturing workers. Elaine Burke, Editor of Silicon Republic joined Shane Coleman with the details.

Duration:00:04:40

Gardaí believe two deaths in Monaghan are linked

12/2/2022
Post-mortem examinations are to be carried out today on the bodies of two men found in Co Monaghan. Stephen Breen, Crime Editor with The Irish Sun joined us on Newstalk Breakfast with the latest.

Duration:00:03:53

Fleetwood Mac Singer Christine McVie Dies at the age of 79

12/1/2022
It was announced yesterday evening that Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter Christine McVie has died at the age of 79 after a short illness. Hollywood Journalist, Jeanne Wolf told Ciara what Christine's legacy will be.

Duration:00:07:50

“There is no climate justice without gender equality”

12/1/2022
“There is no climate justice without gender equality” that’s according to the Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson. Mary, now chair of the Elders Group of former world leaders and ex-UN climate envoy, has urged governments to do more in the aftermath of COP27. Newstalk Breakfast spoke to Mary this morning.

Duration:00:07:12

ASTI demands radical action on teacher supply

12/1/2022
Teacher unions are accusing the Department of Education of failing to commit to properly tackling staffing shortages in the country’s classrooms. Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary, outlined to us just how bad the problem is.

Duration:00:06:18

Should adult children be living at home into their 20s and 30s?

12/1/2022
In its most recent research, the central statistics office reported that 458,874 Irish adults aged 18 or over were residing in their parents’ homes. This comes as a result of a range of circumstances, particularly the current cost of living crisis. But is it healthy for the young adult or for the parents? Gill Hines, Education and Parenting Consultant and Author of “Later! A guide to parenting a young adult” joined Shane to discuss.

Duration:00:05:57

Are we prepared for increased travel over Christmas period?

12/1/2022
Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has said he is “very concerned” that Dublin Airport may not have enough security staff for the Christmas period - meaning queues, delays and airport chaos may be inevitable this festive season. Shane and Ciara spoke to the Editor of Air and Travel Magazine, Eoghan Corry, and also chatted about Irish Rail Christmas schedules Communications Manager with Iarnrod Eireann, Barry Kenny.

Duration:00:05:11

New tipping legislation comes into place from today

12/1/2022
New tipping legislation comes into place today. So what does this mean for Irish culture? and will this be the end of funny tip jar jokes? We’re joined by Irish Examiner Columnist and Author, Clodagh Finn.

Duration:00:04:12

A father raising funds for mental health services after his son tragically took his own life

11/30/2022
Four years ago, Wexford man Sean Kinsella’s world suddenly turned upside-down. His 13 year-old son Jack took his own life. Sean and his family now hope to promote a strong mental health message for young people and raise much need funds for mental health services Sean spoke to Ciara this morning.

Duration:00:05:31

Is the four day work week coming to a workplace near you?

11/30/2022
100% of employees involved in Ireland’s first coordinated trial of a four day work week would like to continue with their reduced work schedule The results of the trial will be presented by University College Dublin’s Dr Orla Kelly at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce later this morning and Orla spoke to Newstalk Breakfast this morning.

Duration:00:06:00

Minister Paschal Donohue on bankers bonuses

11/30/2022
Yesterday we spoke on the show about the Government’s controversial decision to remove the €500,000 salary caps for some bankers, as well as reinstating bonuses of up to €20,000. Since then, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has come out to defend this decision despite a torrent of backlash in the Dail yesterday afternoon and he joined Shane this morning on the show.

Duration:00:10:00

GAA proposes bans of 5 years for serious disciplinary offenders,

11/30/2022
We must get to a situation where the pitch is sacrosanct” that’s according to former GAA president Liam O'Neill upon hearing the GAA Central Council will vote on tough new disciplinary measures this weekend. One proposal will see the maximum ban for the most serious offences go from 96 weeks to 240 weeks. Liam O’Neill, former GAA president, spoke to Newstalk Breakfast this morning.

Duration:00:05:44

Should certain dog breeds be banned?

11/30/2022
On yesterday's show, we spoke to the brother of a young boy – Alejandro, who had been viciously attacked by a dog in Enniscorthy co Wexford. Politicians have since called for a ban on certain breeds of dogs following the horrific attack. Speaking to Shane with more on this was Fianna Fáil Senator, Malcolm Byrne.

Duration:00:06:29

Will you donate to charity this Christmas?

11/30/2022
Women are more likely to donate than men over the Christmas period according to the charity regulator’s annual survey. Helen Martin, Charities Regulator CEO told Shanemore about the findings.

Duration:00:04:05

HSE has begun notifying those affected by the 2021 cyber-attack

11/30/2022
The HSE has begun notifying the 133,000 people whose information was illegally accessed during the criminal cyber-attack on the health service last year. Ciara spoke to Joe Ryan National Director of Operational Performance and Integration with the HSE.

Duration:00:06:05