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Newstalk Breakfast from 7-9am every weekday morning is a fast paced daily news and current affairs talk show which brings you all the news, sport, business and entertainment you need for your day. Presented by Paul Williams and Shane Coleman with Vincent Wall on Business and Alan Quinlan on sport it is opinion led, full of personality and driven by listener interaction.

Newstalk Breakfast from 7-9am every weekday morning is a fast paced daily news and current affairs talk show which brings you all the news, sport, business and entertainment you need for your day. Presented by Paul Williams and Shane Coleman with Vincent Wall on Business and Alan Quinlan on sport it is opinion led, full of personality and driven by listener interaction.
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Newstalk Breakfast from 7-9am every weekday morning is a fast paced daily news and current affairs talk show which brings you all the news, sport, business and entertainment you need for your day. Presented by Paul Williams and Shane Coleman with Vincent Wall on Business and Alan Quinlan on sport it is opinion led, full of personality and driven by listener interaction.

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RSA - We had "no consultation" in new Garda reforms

8/23/2019
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Moyagh Murdock, CEO of the Road Safety Authority explains to Mark Cagney why the RSA is very concerned about the new reforms announced by An Garda Siochána.

Duration:00:07:00

Leo Varadkar threatens to block the Mercosur deal over Amazon fires

8/23/2019
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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has threatened to block the Mercosur trade deal between the EU and South American countries unless Brazil protects the Amazon rainforest. Oisin Coughlan, Director of Friends of the Earth joins Newstalk Breakfast now to discuss whether it was the right position for Leo to take.

Duration:00:05:35

Should we introduce car parking levies?

8/23/2019
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A business group wants a levy placed on free car parking spaces for employees in the city. Dublin Town says it could bring in an estimated 25 million euros a year and encourage more workers to take public transport. A scheme in the UK's seen a 15-hundred euro tax on each space. As part of it's pre-budget submission, the group says we also need to be enforcing VAT charges on packages that come in from the likes of China and the US. Richard Guiney, CEO of Dublin Town and Brendan Carr SIPTU...

Duration:00:07:41

Are kid's schoolbags breaking their backs?

8/22/2019
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Schoolbags can be a pain in the back - literally. But are heavy loads actually doing damage to our growing child’s health? Kieran O’Sullivan, Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at the University of Limerick joins Newstalk Brekfast to talk facts, scaremongering and the adolescent spine.

Duration:00:05:35

Ann Widdecombe - The EU's attitude and tone has changed

8/22/2019
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Brexit Party MEP Ann Widdecombe joins Kieran Cuddihy to discuss Boris Johnson's meeting with Angela Merkel. She explains why she believes the tone from the EU has changed.

Duration:00:07:33

#MoneyMonday - Pensions

8/21/2019
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We caught up with financial expert Paul Merriman earlier in the week for our series #MoneyMonday. In this installment, Paul talked to us about pensions and why it's never too early to start saving.

Duration:00:04:17

The school in Sligo where students choose their own subjects and timetables

8/21/2019
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Sudbury School in County Sligo is becoming a hub for families across Europe seeking a school where students are given complete independence to decide their own curriculum. Gayle Nagle, co-founder of Sligo Sudbury School joins Newstalk Breakfast this morning.

Duration:00:05:22

Mother of unwell son shares her experience of mental health service delays

8/21/2019
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Almost 650 children are awaiting mental health services in the Cork/Kerry region — close to double the waiting lists in any area across the country. We’re joined now by Susan Crowley, who's been affected by this, her son Josh, he’s 14 and awaiting access to the services. Susan joins Newstalk breakfast now to share her story.

Duration:00:08:34

"He's going to need long term support at living, that's his right" - Sister speaks out on caring for autistic brother

8/20/2019
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Over the last few weeks we’ve spoken to families living with young children who have autism. Today however we hear the concerns and fears of a family who are trying to care for their 28 your old son and brother who suffers from non-verbal autism. Kat Mahon and her mother Geraldine joins Kieran Cuddihy on Newstalk Breakfast to talk about James.

Duration:00:09:53

Should we introduce a back to school bonus?

8/20/2019
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September beckons and families nationwide are beginning to feel the back to school buzz. Some households are filling with excitement, others with dread, but all are forking out up to €1,400 for that free education. Sinn Fein TD for Wicklow, John Brady has proposed giving all families a €140 “back to school bonus” to ease the financial strain. Will the bonus work? John Brady and Edgar Morgenroth is a Professor of Economics in DCU, join Newstalk Breakfast to debate.

Duration:00:08:25

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