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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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English


Episodes

Hamas member Dr Basem Naim

3/1/2024
Gaza health authorities have said at least 104 people were killed and more than 280 wounded by Israeli forces as they waited for an aid delivery. Speaking to Shane this morning was Member of the Political Bureau of Hamas and a former Health Minister Dr Basem Naim.

Duration:00:05:23

All Things Considered: Seachtain na Gaeilge kicks off today

3/1/2024
All Things Considered: Seachtain na Gaeilge kicks off today. Shane and Ciara discuss.

Duration:00:03:26

We speak to Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O'Leary

3/1/2024
Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O'Leary has called for emergency legislation to lift cap on Dublin Airport passenger numbers. Ciara sat down with Michael and began by asking him why he feels it’s important that the passenger cap be increased.

Duration:00:09:33

Open season for Deer Hunting has been extended

3/1/2024
The open season for deer hunting in Ireland has been extended by three months for male deer and by one month for female and antlerless young males as a response to problems arising with expanding deer population We get a reaction from Denis Drennan, President of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association and also John Tierney, Campaigns Director at the Association of Hunt Saboteurs.

Duration:00:06:12

Should we all make a better effort to speak Irish?

3/1/2024
This morning marks the beginning of Seachtain na Gaeilge, which runs until St. Patrick’s Day. So should we all be making an extra effort to use our cúpla focail over the next few weeks? Ciara was joined on the show by Louise Cantillon is a Radio and TV Presenter with Today FM to discuss further.

Duration:00:06:19

First Waste Management Plan for a Circular Economy launching today

3/1/2024
Ireland's first National Waste Management Plan for a Circular Economy is launching today. We speak to Kevin Swift who is the Regional Waste Co-Ordinator Connacht Ulster.

Duration:00:04:06

Over 100 people die in Gaza aid truck incident

3/1/2024
President Joe Biden has rowed back on his optimism that an Israeli – Hamas ceasefire would happen by Monday. The president said reports of Israeli fire on Palestinians crowding around aid trucks would complicate talks. Hannah McCarthy, journalist in Israel brings us an update.

Duration:00:03:50

President Michael D Higgins taken to hospital

3/1/2024
President Michael D Higgins was taken to hospital after feeling unwell at Áras an Uachtaráin We get the latest from Mairead Maguire, Reporter with The Journal.

Duration:00:01:42

College dropout rates have increased significantly

2/29/2024
College dropout rates have increased significantly amid signs that more students are struggling with issues such as mental health, long-distance commuting and financial pressures according to new data released by the Higher Education Authority. For more on this we spoke to Dean Kenny, Student Union President at the University of Galway.

Duration:00:04:36

Why Ireland is an ‘affluent’ target for international drug gangs

2/29/2024
Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris has described Ireland as an ‘affluent and wealthy’ place for international drug gangs to target. We get a reaction with Paul Williams, Irish Independent Journalist and Author of The Monk: The Life and Crimes of Ireland's Most Enigmatic Gang Boss.

Duration:00:06:29

Call for a public inquiry into the deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean

2/29/2024
EU Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly has called for a public inquiry into the deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean. Emily explained her concerns to Newstalk Breakfast.

Duration:00:09:18

The leave Molly mAlone campaign

2/29/2024
Dublin busker, Tilly Cripwell has started a campaign to ‘leave Molly mAlone’ - against the tradition of groping the statue’s breasts for good luck. Tilly spoke to Shane this morning on the show.

Duration:00:05:49

Tackling the wild west digs accommodation for college students

2/29/2024
This week Sinn Fein introduce their Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Bill (2023) at first stage in the Dáil. This Bill attempts to provide greater protections for those renting in digs. Speaking to Newstalk Breakfast this morning was Sinn Fein spokesperson on Further and Higher Education, Mairead Farrell.

Duration:00:05:41

Investigation into the best before dates on baby formula in Dunnes Stores

2/29/2024
There is an investigation into the sale of best before dates on formula in Dunnes Stores after a complaint that a baby fell ill it is now under investigation by the HSE and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland. Ciara got the details from Eimer McAuley, News Reporter with The Journal who broke this story.

Duration:00:04:46

Children are on the verge of dying due to hunger in Gaza

2/29/2024
ActionAid are warning that people, including young children, on the verge of dying in the streets as Gaza’s hunger crisis reaches critical level Karol Balfe, CEO of ActionAid spoke to Shane this morning on the show to discuss further.

Duration:00:04:41

Should sex scenes in movies be done away with?

2/28/2024
It’s rude, distracting and the acting equivalent of having your pants pulled down in a playground, so says actress Joanna Lumley when discussing why she wants to see an end to sex scenes. Brenda Power, columnist with the Sunday Times and Irish Daily mail agrees with Joanna Lumley and she told us why.

Duration:00:07:25

Calls for men’s role in care to be recognised

2/28/2024
Men’s role in care needs to be recognised and promoted in our Constitution. That's the view of the Men’s development network. Their CEO, Sean Cooke spoke to Newstalk Breakfast.

Duration:00:05:09

All Things Considered: Cutting school holidays

2/28/2024
All Things Considered: Cutting school holidays. Shane and Jonathan discussed first thing this morning.

Duration:00:03:08

should school holidays be shorter?

2/28/2024
There have been calls for School summer holidays in England to be cut to four weeks. Is it time we considered something similar here? We asked Jennifer Horgan, secondary school teacher and Irish examiner columnist.

Duration:00:05:29

Minister Catherine Martin faced questions at the media committee

2/28/2024
Minister Catherine Martin faced questions at the media committee last night . Newstalk Breakfast spoke to Niamh Smyth, Chair of the Oireachtas Media Committee.

Duration:00:06:43