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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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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
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How is our aging workforce shaping our economy?

4/18/2024
The latest CSO figures reveal Ireland’s workforce is experiencing an aging trend. Dr.Barra Roantree, Director of MSC in economic policy at Trinity College Dublin discusses these findings.

Duration:00:04:50

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"Israel makes own decisions" Netanyahu says after Cameron talks

4/18/2024
Benjamin Netanyahu has told UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron that Israel would "make its own decisions" over how to respond to an Iranian attack. We hear from Dr Paola Rivetti, Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations in DCU.

Duration:00:06:30

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University drops legal threat on Gender identity policy

4/18/2024
South East Technological University has dropped references it its gender identity policy which stated that refusal of staff or students to use the preferred pronouns of other members would amount to ‘unlawful discrimination or harassment’ Speaking to Ciara was Colette Colfer, a lecturer in world religions at Southeast Technological University.

Duration:00:05:37

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Minister for Justice will not attend the GRA annual conference

4/18/2024
Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee will not attend the Garda Representative Association’s annual conference – as delegates voted to not invite Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris citing a breakdown in trust. Dr Pat Leahy Former Garda Assistant Commissioner for Dublin gave his reaction to Newstalk Breakfast.

Duration:00:06:47

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How will post-COVID leaving cert changes affect students?

4/18/2024
Changes to Leaving Certificate marking will come into effect in 2025 after years of disruption due to Covid . We get more details from Gemma Lawlor, Guidance Counsellor at Tyndall College Carlow.

Duration:00:08:39

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Illegal dumping in Ireland has gotten progressively worse

4/18/2024
The Dublin City Council collects up to 50 tonnes of illegally dumped waste each month. Green party Councillor, Janet Horner, says measures need to be put in place to put this to a halt. Janet spoke to Newstalk Breakfast to discuss further.

Duration:00:04:06

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Digital Ireland Conference is taking place today

4/18/2024
The second Digital Ireland Conference is taking place today looking at the implementation of digital regulation, artificial intelligence and the opportunities of the digital transformation. Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation, Dara Calleary spoke to Shane ahead of the conference.

Duration:00:04:44

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Jury verdict on Stardust inquests to be delivered this afternoon

4/18/2024
Almost one year after inquest began into the deaths of 48 victims of the Stardust fire, the jury later today will deliver their verdict. Stephanie Rohan, Newstalk Reporter spoke to us ahead of the verdict.

Duration:00:03:23

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How to navigate the parental fear associated with sleepovers.

4/17/2024
Sleepovers are ‘heaven for kids and hell for parents’ That’s the view of Dr Malie Coyne, Clinical Psychologist and Author of ‘ Love In Love Out’ who joins me now. Malie explains why is it a difficult thing for parents to navigate sleepovers with their kids.

Duration:00:05:50

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An Post was forced to stop TV licence inspections

4/17/2024
An Post was forced to stop TV licence inspections and offer “resilience” ­training to staff because of public anger over the RTÉ payments scandal. A spokesperson said increased hostility, mainly in the form of verbal abuse, led them to take this action to protect its workers. We get reaction from Brid Smith, People Before Profit TD.

Duration:00:04:25

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Alcohol is still the substance for which people seek treatment the most

4/17/2024
One person dying every day due to alcohol-related liver disease that's according to the latest alcohol overview from the Health Research Board We get reaction from Dr. Sheila Gilheany, CEO at Alcohol Action Ireland.

Duration:00:06:08

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The government is being accused of being “at war” with its own people

4/17/2024
“The government is openly at war with its own people” that’s what John McGuirk, Editor of Gript Media says. John along with Emma deSouza, writer and commentator, is also on the line, spoke to Newstalk Breakfast.

Duration:00:08:52

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Why are so many people dropping out of apprenticeships?

4/17/2024
Almost 3,400 apprentices dropped out of apprenticeships last year. That’s despite the Department of Further Education aiming to entice 10,000 new apprentices each year. Speaking to Ciara this morning was General Secretary, Connect Trade Union, Paddy Kavanagh.

Duration:00:05:26

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How to love been bald

4/17/2024
Losing my hair made me miserable. Now I’m as bald as an egg, I couldn’t be happier – so says Stuart Heritage, author of Bald: How I slowly learned to not hate having No Hair(And you can too). Stuart joined Newstalk Breakfast this morning.

Duration:00:06:57

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Measures for Future of the Family Farm may be on the way

4/17/2024
Sinn Fein have introduced legislation to establish a Commission on the Future of the Family Farm in hopes that it will allow farms to “thrive over the rest of this century and beyond”. Speaking to Ciara this morning was Claire Kerrane, TD for Roscommon Galway and Sinn Fein Spokesperson on Agriculture.

Duration:00:05:05

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Western allies eye swift new sanctions against Tehran

4/17/2024
The U.S have revealed that they will be hitting Iran with new sanctions in retaliation for their unprecedented attack on Israel. However, Seyed Mohammad Marandi, Professor of English Literature and Orientalism in University of Tehran says these sanctions will have no effect on his country. He explained why to Shane this morning,

Duration:00:08:09

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Restaurant closures since January could come at a cost of €288m

4/16/2024
A new report from the Restaurant Association of Ireland claims restaurant closures since January could come at a cost of €288m We get reaction from Paul Treyvaud, Owner of Treyvaud's Restaurant in Killarney.

Duration:00:04:33

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Are dating apps running love lives of a generation?

4/16/2024
Dating apps have had a profound impact on the love lives of a generation and can be as addictive as gambling. So said UK based psychologist and addiction expert Dr Ree Langham. For more on this Shane spoke to Jennifer Haskins, Relationship Expert from Two’s Company.

Duration:00:05:47

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Are we getting in right when it comes to housing?

4/16/2024
A one-day summit is taking place today which brings housebuilders, property developers and policymakers together for discussions on how the delivery of homes can be accelerated. Speaking to Newstalk Breakfast was Michael O’Flynn, Chairman and CEO, O’Flynn Group who is one of the speakers.

Duration:00:05:57

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do beef farmers get special treatment compared to other carbon emitters?

4/16/2024
Livestock farming ranks with the fossil fuel industry as one of the two most destructive industries on Earth, but we apply entirely different standards to it. So wrote Environmental Activist George Monbiot in the Guardian who spoke to Newstalk Breakfast along with Denis Drennan, President of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association.

Duration:00:07:54