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Newstalk Breakfast giving you the first bite at news, sport, business, tech and entertainment. Every weekday morning from 7am - 9am.

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Episodes

Keith Byrne hoping for extension to temporary halt of deportation

8/16/2019
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You all may remember the story of Keith Byrne, the Irishman living in the US who was arrested for immigration offences in July and threatened with deportation. Keith was temporarily released from the custody of ICE for a period of 30 days to seek a judicial review of his case. There’s now ten days remaining of that allotted time frame. He joins Newstalk Breakfast to discuss how things have developed

Duration:00:03:23

Donegal councillor refuses to condemn defacement of English tourism signs

8/16/2019
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A local Donegal councillor has refused to condemn the defacement of English tourism signs in the Gaeltacht region in the county. Independent county councillor in Donegal Mícheál Mac Giolla Easbuig said he encouraged anyone who feels strongly enough about the Irish language to go out and take "direct action."

Duration:00:04:55

"Pilots pay is a complex matter" -Fórsa on Ryanair Pilot Strike

8/15/2019
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Ryanair pilots who are members of the Irish Airline Pilots' Association are to go on strike next week in a dispute over pay and working conditions. Pilots will strike on Thursday 22nd and Friday the 23rd of August. For more we were joined by Fórsa national secretary Angela Kirk and Ryanair’s Chief People Officer Eddie Wilson

Duration:00:09:50

Christmas Shop opens in August! Is it too early?

8/15/2019
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It’s that time of year again! Brown Thomas is opening its Christmas shop in its Dublin, Cork and Limerick stores today. It happens every August, which suggests many of you harbour a secret fancy for Christmas decorations in the height of summer. Genius business move or absolutely daft? Our reporter Aideen Finnegan has taken to the streets of Dublin to see who’s on board…

Duration:00:05:30

Would a four day working week suit parents better?

8/15/2019
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Extended parental leave comes into effect next month, with parents and guardians receiving 22 weeks of unpaid time off work instead of the 18 weeks previously allowed. Roisin Shortall, Co-Leader of the Social Democrats, has urged parents to consider using the additional leave to take a four-day working week to strike a better work-life balance. Stephen Teap is a Patient Advocate for Cervical Check. He’s also a single father of two young boys.

Duration:00:04:49

Is snobbery forcing homeless into city centre?

8/9/2019
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Former Lord Mayor of Dublin, Christy Burke has claimed that snobbery from local authorities is a major factor in blocking a more even spread of homeless accommodation. Dublin 1 has 20 times the national average of people in emergency accommodation while some city suburbs like Terenure, Howth and Ballinteer have none at all. Independent Councillor for Cabra and Glasnevin, Cieran Perry joins the programme to discuss.

Duration:00:04:29

Are we mollycoddling our kids off cycling?

8/9/2019
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Yesterday on the show our guest, Niall Moyna, Professor of Health and Human Performance at DCU asserted that helicopter parents are partly to blame for the 87% decrease in the number of children cycling to school. We ask Psychotherapist and Author, Stella O’Malley if we're mollycoddling our kids off their bikes.

Duration:00:04:46

Cutting out Cows for Climate change?

8/9/2019
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“Climate Experts say that Ireland is too reliant on cows” - that's the headline in the Irish Times today as a UN Assessment calls for people to change food production to radically to combat climate change. Joe Healy, President of the Irish Farmers Association and Duncan Stewart, Environmentalist and Architect go head to head with different perspectives on the report.

Duration:00:11:17

"Excessive Screen Use is Damaging Children's Eyesight"

8/8/2019
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"Excessive Screen Use is Damaging Children’s eyesight”. This is the stark warning from Lynda McGivney Nolan, Practicing Optometrist and Optometric Advisor to the Association of Optometrists. Lynda comes on the show to give us a better insight into the issue.

Duration:00:04:15

Paschal Donohoe on No-deal Brexit and Irish Unity

8/7/2019
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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that although a no-deal Brexit is now more likely than ever, it remains avoidable. Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe joins the programme from London to talk about a No-deal Brexit and what a United Ireland would look like.

Duration:00:11:14

#FoodFestNT - Mindful eating

8/7/2019
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All this month on Newstalk we’ll be having a ‘Food Fest’, with thanks to Deliveroo, as each show takes a look what the foods you eat may say about you. Today Aisling Larkin, Food Media Broadcaster, co-founder of Foodoppi & Mindful Eating Coach and Founder of eatingmindfully.ie joins to tell us how we can get the most out of our food.

Duration:00:05:50

#CocaineNation - Damien Dempsey

8/7/2019
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Over the past couple of weeks on Newstalk we’ve been bringing you our ‘Cocaine Nation’ series, a diverse look at the rise of Cocaine right across the country. In this latest installment, Irish musician Damien Dempsey tells listeners his first-hand view of the devastating effects of the drug.

Duration:00:06:15

#MoneyMonday - Investing

8/6/2019
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Due to the Bank Holiday weekend, this morning we continued our new Money Monday series – our weekly slot where we discuss when’s the best time to start your pension, what the best health insurance package is, how to budget for back to school and loads more! Financial Expert Paul Merriman joins to demystify Investing.

Duration:00:05:54

Sandymount Strand Housing Plan

8/6/2019
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“Building on Dublin’s Sandymount Strand and the Tolka Estuary could provide enough homes for 150,000 people”. That's according to the President of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, David Browne. We ask Green Party MEP Ciaran Cuffe if this is a viable option for Dublin’s housing crisis.

Duration:00:04:40

"The more people that take cocaine, the more people are likely to die"

7/31/2019
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Over the last two weeks on Newstalk we have been looking at Ireland's cocaine culture. And we've heard how the use of the drug has become more and more normalised. Over the weekend our reporter Barry Whyte went to Sligo Town to see if the use of cocaine is on the increase there. He spoke to recreational users, publicans, gardai and people who work at Sligo University Hospital....

Duration:00:12:35

#MoneyMonday with Paul Merriman - Savings

7/30/2019
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It's Money Monday on Newstalk Breakfast for the next few weeks – as we start a new series looking at the likes how when you should start your pension, what the best health insurance package to making sure you’ve budgeted for back to school.

Duration:00:06:37

"We say fanny flutters at home all the time" Maura's family react to Greg winning Love Island

7/30/2019
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Limerick celebrated into the early hours as Rugby player Greg O'Shea and Amber Gill surprised many and were announced winners of Love Island 2019, sharing the 50,000 pound prize. But the real winner is Longford model Maura Higgins who came came 4th with dancer Curtis Pritchard. Maura could earn up to one million euro in sponsorship and endorsement deals. Advertisers on both sides of the Irish sea want to sign up the "Fanny Flutter" overnight star. Henry McKean went to a Love Island screening...

Duration:00:04:46

We spoke to Keith Byrne and he told us about life in the ICE Detention Centre

7/29/2019
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Keith Byrne was released from detention in the US on Thursday after two weeks in limbo. The Cork man is spending some time now with his family and has been over the weekend. We were delighted to chat to Keith from his home this morning.

Duration:00:07:05

Summer Holiday checklist : Travel and Car Insurance Q&A

7/26/2019
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Money, Tickets, Passport – Yes, the annual Summer Holiday checklist as you dash to the airport but are you forgetting the essentials of Travel and Care Hire Insurance? Ciaran Mulligan, Managing Director of Blue Insurance joins us in the studio to answer all your holiday questions.

Duration:00:05:19

Parnell Library Funding Pulled

7/26/2019
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The new Cultural Quarter for Dublin’s city centre that includes a City Library at Parnell Square, has been dealt a serious blow. The City Council is splitting the project in two following consultation advising that funding for the project may not be possible.

Duration:00:09:10