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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

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

New law To Allow Employees Permanently Work From Home

1/15/2021
Government are today announcing plans to allow people have a legal right to seek to work from home but will that have a positive or negative effect on business? To discuss we heard from Managing Director of Futurewise Peter Cosgrove. 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:00:04:44

Peat Harvesting Ends For Good

1/15/2021
Bord na Mona confirms it has ended peat harvesting for good but what does that mean for rural Ireland? For reaction we heard from Independent TD for Kerry, Michael Healy Rae. 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:00:05:23

Should Leaving Cert 2021 Go Ahead?

1/15/2021
Teaching unions ASTI and TUI have both called for the Leaving Certificate exams to run as normal in June, despite a call for it to be called off this year. For more we were joined by Emma O’Keefe Leaving Cert student from Kinsale Cork and Brian Cowley Leaving Cert student from Skibbereen. 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:00:04:03

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:00:04:41

Covid Cases Stabilise But No Major Fall Just Yet

1/15/2021
The Department of Health has confirmed another 28 people have dies from Covid 19 while another 3,955 cases of the virus were confirmed. The figures mean that 44% of all Covid-19 cases in Ireland have been reported in the past fortnight. Jack Lambert Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Mater, Rotunda and UCD school of Medicine joined us on the show to discuss the latest figures. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the...

Duration:00:09:22

The Latest On The US Impeachment Vote

1/14/2021
Donald Trump has become the first president in US history to be impeached for the second time. The impeachment vote was passed overnight with several high profile republicans backing the Democrat motion accusing Trump of ‘inciting an insurrection.’ Larry Donnelly Law Lecturer at NUI Galway and political columnist with the Journal.ie has the latest on this historic vote. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk...

Duration:00:04:50

Plans To Sell Electricity Back To The Grid

1/14/2021
Thousands of people, community groups and businesses will soon be able to sell their surplus renewable electricity to the national grid. The new microgeneration support scheme is set to be operational by July and Kate Ruddock, Deputy director of Friends of the earth told us more about it. 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:00:01:47

Covid Deaths Continue To Spike

1/14/2021
1,770 people are in hospital with the coronavrius here while the number of people in intensive care has increased to 172. Dr Gabriel Scally Public Health Physician, Former Director of Public Health for Belfast and Professor of Public Health at the University of Bristol joined us to discuss this increasing number of covid admissions. 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...

Duration:00:06:56

Opposition Says Apology Does Not Go Far Enough

1/14/2021
Taoiseach Mícheál Martin has apologised on behalf of the state to all those affected by the mother and baby home scandal. However opposition parties were not full happy with the contents of the apology. Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald joined us 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...

Duration:00:10:09

Is It Time To Fully Separate Church And State?

1/14/2021
Today in Ireland, 91% of children attend schools under Catholic patronage. Labour TD Aodhan O’Riordan has said “we can’t read a report like Mother and Baby Homes and think that Ireland has fundamentally changed, when it hasn’t.” So, it time to fully separate church and state? To discuss we were joined now by Aodhan O’Riordan, Labour Party’s Education spokesperson and Seamus Mulconroy General Secretary of Catholic Primary School Management Association. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk...

Duration:00:07:24

Calls To Revive Old funeral Traditions

1/14/2021
A Donegal undertaker has launched a campaign asking the public to remember traditions of pausing and bowing for funeral processions. He wants to remind the public how important these gestures are to families who have lost loved ones to Covid 19, especially when funeral numbers are restricted, and wakes have been stopped Charlie McClafferty of McClafferty Funeral Directors in Letterkenny Co Donegal explains what it’s all about. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or...

Duration:00:02:02

Donald Trump To Be Impeached For The Second Time

1/14/2021
Donald Trump has become the first president in US history to be impeached for the second time. The impeachment vote was passed overnight with several high-profile republicans backing the Democrat motion accusing Trump of ‘inciting an insurrection.’ Carla Marinucci, Senior Political Writer with POLITICO joins up with more on this historic move. 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:00:03:48

GP Teams TO Be Vaccinated By End Of February

1/14/2021
An email sent to GPs around the country this week states that by the end of February 3500 GP teams will be vaccinated. To discuss this we heard from Dr. Denis McCauley, Chairperson of the GP committee of the Irish Medical Organisation. 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:00:05:41

Was The Taoiseach's Apology Enough ?

1/14/2021
The Taoiseach has apologised on behalf of the State to former residents of mother and baby homes for the way they were treated over several decades. In a statement in the Dáil on Wednesday, Micheál Martin said the report highlighted a “profound failure” of empathy, understanding and compassion over a long period. For reaction to the apology yesterday we were joined on the show by Catherine Corless, Campaigner and historian. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or...

Duration:00:04:43

Gillian McKeith Reacts To The February Cosmopolitan Magazine Cover

1/13/2021
A Cosmopolitan magazine cover featuring plus-size models has been accused of 'glamourising' obesity amid the coronavirus pandemic. The cover of the February issue stars plus-size women with the tagline 'This is healthy' for an edition dedicated to body positivity. For reaction we heard from Gillian McKeith, Nutritionist and Dietetic specialist, TV Presenter and Author. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App....

Duration:00:05:19