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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 on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill 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 on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill 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 on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

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English


Episodes

Today Marks The Full Last Day In Office For US President For Donald Trump

1/19/2021
Now after 4 years in the White House, today marks the full last day in office as US president for Donald Trump. So what will be the legacy of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States of America? Seth Weathers Republican Strategist based in Georgia and former campaign director in the state for Donald Trump joined us on the show to discuss. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also...

Duration:00:06:51

Teachers Express Concerns Around Reopening Of Schools

1/19/2021
The Irish National Teachers organisation has urged the Department of Education to “reconsider” a plan to resume special needs education later this week. Teachers say the Government have failed to address the ‘grave safety concerns’. For reaction to this we were joined on the show by Labour Education spokesperson Aodhan O’Riordan. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on...

Duration:00:05:31

Tougher Measures On The Way For Flytipping

1/19/2021
Fresh air, bird song and illegal rubbish. This is the unfortunate scene many of us are encountering on our 100 days of walking. Kildare Councilor Bill Clear says he’s inundated with reports of fly tipping and the council aren’t taking it lightly. For more on this we heard from Independent TD and Former Minister for the Environment, Denis Naughten and Ciara asked him should the Government been doing more to deter illegal dumping. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or...

Duration:00:06:12

A Ban On Bin Bags In Dublin Could Be On The Way

1/19/2021
Dublin City Council wants to rid the streets of refuse bags meaning a bin bag ban could be on the way for thousands of households. Although legislation requires the use of bins, some residents are exempt as their houses are not deemed to be suitable. Joining us on the show to discuss this is Independent Councillor Mannix Flynn. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on...

Duration:00:04:06

How Brexit Is Effecting Supermarkets

1/19/2021
The Irish Freight Transport Association have said that empty supermarket shelves are a possibility as supply lines were impacted by Brexit. Have you noticed it already and how long can we expect it to last for? For more on this we were joined on the show Consumer Journalist Siobhan Maguire. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the...

Duration:00:03:53

Doubt Over Schools Reopening For Pupils With Special Needs

1/19/2021
Plans for students with special educational needs to return to school this Thursday have been thrown in to doubt. The Irish National Teachers' Organisation have claimed "grave safety concerns" of teachers have not been adequately addressed. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Duration:00:04:43

Do We Need A Dedicated Minister For Vaccine Rollout?

1/19/2021
Ireland should have a dedicated minister for the rollout for the Covid 19 vaccine. That’s the view of Fine Gael MEP and former Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald and she explained why on the show this morning. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Duration:00:08:43

Why Can It Be So Difficult To Sleep During Lockdown?

1/18/2021
Are your sleeping patterns all over the place at the moment? Why can it be so difficult to sleep during lockdown, and what knock-on health effects can bad sleep have? Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Duration:00:04:55

Vodafone Has Unveiled Its Budget Mobile Network

1/18/2021
Vodafone has unveiled its budget mobile network offering called Clear. This along with 48 and GoMo expands the no-frills offering for Irish customers. But where is the best value, what do you get for your money and are there any pitfalls when moving to a budget network? Our Technology Correspondant Jess Kelly joined us to explain. Our Technology Correspondent, Jess Kelly joins us now with the details Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen...

Duration:00:03:15

Could Ireland's Level 5 Restrictions Last Till April

1/18/2021
Reports over the weekend suggested that current level 5 restrictions could mean that Ireland’s hospitality industry may not reopen until April. It comes as the Department of Health confirmed another 13 more Covid-related deaths and a further 2,944 cases . To discuss we heard from Kingston Mills Professor of Experimental Immunology at Trinity College Dublin. Also sticking with the topic of vaccines now as concerns have been raised that some EU states including Germany are squeezing out...

Duration:00:11:26

New White Water Rafting Centre A 'Grotesque Vanity Project'?

1/18/2021
The white-water rafting centre proposed for George’s Dock in Dublin has moved a step closer this weekend after Dublin City Council invited expressions of interest to the build the project. The project is expected to cost €25 million. Michael McDowell Senator and Former Tanaiste and Minister for Justice joined us on the show tell us why he believes Dublin's proposed new white water rafting centre is a 'grotesque vanity project'. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or...

Duration:00:05:22

Garda Clampdown On People Venturing Beyond Their 5k

1/18/2021
This weekend saw over a hundred people handed down fines for venturing beyond their 5km restriction to County Wicklow this weekend. That is almost triple the number of fines handed out nationwide up to Thursday as part of new Garda powers in place since last Monday. Irene Winters, Fine Gael Cllr in Wicklow joined us on the show to discuss. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to...

Duration:00:02:48

Sinn Fein’s Eoin O’Broin Criticised For Objection To Social Housing Development

1/18/2021
Sinn Fein’s spokesperson on housing Eoin O’Broin has been criticised for objecting to a social housing development in his own constituency. He joined us on the show to respond. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Duration:00:03:52

Meetings This Week To Plot A Route Forward For State Exams In 2021

1/18/2021
A delayed Leaving Cert or even language oral exams via zoom. Those are just some of the scenarios that could await Leaving Cert students this year as Department of Education officials meet with sector stakeholders this week to plot a route forward the state exams in 2021. Stephen O'Brien Political Editor with the Sunday Times joined us this morning to tell us more. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You...

Duration:00:04:03

Government Requests Early Deliveries Of AstraZeneca Vaccine

1/18/2021
The Government has requested early deliveries of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine so that it is ready to be administered in GP clinics, pharmacies and vaccination centres as soon as it is approved later this month. The vaccine has been described as a "game changer" in the country's vaccination programme because it is easier to store and because Ireland is entitled to 3.3 million doses of it. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe...

Duration:00:03:13

Application Needed For A Roadside Memorial

1/15/2021
Grieving families will now have to apply to Cork County Council for roadside memorials. The new policy bans bouquets of flowers, pictures, candles and even soft toys from tributes to crash victims across the county. Cork County Councilor Declan Hurley was head of the committee which drew up the bye laws and he joins us now to explain to us the reasoning behind this new policy and also Leo Lieghio of the Irish Road Victims Association joined us to give reaction to the policy. Listen and...

Duration:00:04:42

A Personal Story Of Been Born In A Mother And Baby Home

1/15/2021
Mother and Baby homes have dominated the news this week since the leak and subsequent publishing of the report. General Secretary of Catholic Primary School Management Association, Seamus Mulconroy joined us on the show and told us how he was born in a mother and baby home and also he gave his reaction to the report. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com...

Duration:00:07:08

Our Walker Of The Week Is Catherine From Tralee!

1/15/2021
It’s day 15 of #100daysofwalking, you can find the community by following @ntbreakfast on Twitter and using the ‘100 days of walking’ hashtag.. Each week we’re going to check in with some of our dedicated walkers ,This week’s walker of the week is Catherine in Tralee, Co Kerry and we heard from Catherine this morning. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on...

Duration:00:02:11

Ireland’s Hospitals Remain Under Significant Pressure Due To Covid 19

1/15/2021
Ireland’s hospitals remain under significant pressure due to Covid 19 with 173 patients now in intensive care with the virus with a further 1,792 in hospital. It comes as the Department of Health confirmed another 28 people have died from Covid while another 3,955 cases of the virus were confirmed. Paul Reid Chief Executive of the HSE joined us on the show this morning to tell us how the health system is coping. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify....

Duration:00:09:04

Minister Norma Foley On Leaving Cert 2021

1/15/2021
Pupils with special needs may be back in school next Thursday in the first phase of a staggered post-Christmas return but what will happen with the leaving cert 2021? To discuss we were joined on the show by Norma Foley, Education Minister. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Duration:00:08:38