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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

Minister Paschal Donohoe On Ulster Bank, the economy and keeping Multinationals In Ireland

2/26/2021
“We can’t keep criticising multinational companies and then expect them to stay in Ireland” That’s the view of Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe who spoke to Shane 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:00:09:00

The Legacy Of The Much Loved And Missed Dermot Morgan

2/26/2021
This coming Sunday is the 23rd anniversary of the death of Ireland’s much-loved Dermot Morgan, who of course played Fr Ted. For the past 15 years a festival has been dedicated to him and the TV show. It has been moved to October this year but TedFest will commemorate Dermot by holding a costume challenge for Charity in his Honor. Speaking to Ciara this was Dermot Morgan’s son, Rob Morgan. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe...

Duration:00:05:18

This Week's Walker Of The Week

2/26/2021
It’s day 57 of 100daysofwalking supported by the Applegreen Rewards App, you can find the community by following @ntbreakfast on Twitter and using the ‘100 days of walking’ hashtag. Every week we catch up with one walker to find out how they are getting on. Today’s walker of the week is Suzanne Ryan from Galway and we spoke to Suzanne 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...

Duration:00:01:59

'The Vaccine Effect’ Behind 80% Drop In Nursing Home Cases

2/26/2021
The HSE has said that Ireland may be beginning the see a reduction of infection rates among hospital staff and those in care due to vaccinations. For more we’re joined by Colm Henry, HSE’s chief clinical officer 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:00:10:30

Vandalism On Some Of Irelands Oldest Historical Sites Has Almost Doubled In 2020

2/26/2021
Some 21 acts of vandalism to historic sites across Ireland were reported to the Office of Public Works last year — almost double 2019’s figure. Ancient burial tombs, The Hill of Tara and Trim Castle were among the sites damaged in 2020, with repair costs totalling at least €12,500. For more on this we heard from Marc McSharry Fianna Fail spokesperson on Transport Tourism and Sport. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the...

Duration:00:02:43

Changes To Direct Provision On The Way

2/26/2021
A new not-for-profit system to replace direct provision will be in place by December 2024, according to a White Paper due to be launched today by Minister for Children Roderick O’Gorman. To discuss this CEO of Irish Refugee Council, Nick Henderson joined us 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...

Duration:00:04:24

Leaving Cert students Will Have To Answer Fewer Questions In Exams

2/26/2021
Leaving Cert students will have to answer fewer question in the written papers this year. Students were previously advised that there would be greater choice between and within questions. Michael Gillespie General Secretary TUI spoke to us 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,...

Duration:00:05:39

How To Make Savings On Your Electricity Bills

2/26/2021
Today, Electric Ireland is launching new electricity plans for customers with smart meters installed. To explain all about this new plans and what it means for the consumer we heard from 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 Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Duration:00:03:39

Does Mandatory Quarantine Legislation Go Far Enough?

2/26/2021
Last night a Labour motion to extend mandatory quarantine to all unessential travel into Ireland was defeated. For more reaction on this Shane spoke to Labour TD Aodhain O’Riordain. 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:00:04:41

Men Must Speak Up About The Grief Of Losing A Child

2/25/2021
Men must speak up about the grief of losing a child. That’s the message of Ian Lawton, who’s son Hank died at just one day old in February 2011. Ian spoke to us this morning and told us about baby Hank and his call for men to speak up about grief and loss. 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,...

Duration:00:09:04

The Irish Human Rights And Equality Commission Has Raised Concerns Over Ireland’s Covid restrictions.

2/25/2021
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has raised concerns about the decision making and enforcement of Ireland’s covid restrictions. A new report from the commission argues that NPHET lacks human rights expertise while the Department of Health creating the rules “makes it difficult to maintain effective democratic oversight” Sinéad Gibney, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission told us her about the concerns in the report. Listen and subscribe to...

Duration:00:10:34

Should Private School Salaries Be Government Subsidized?

2/25/2021
The state spent over 97 million on private school teacher wages last year, which is an increase of about €2 million on the previous year. Should the state support fee-paying schools in this way? To discuss this Ciara was joined on the show this morning by Arthur Godsil, Former Headmaster of St Andrews College, Dublin and Director of Godsil Education and Dr Katriona O’Sullivan, lecturer in psychology in Maynooth University . Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or...

Duration:00:07:59

A Business Owner Reacts To The Extension Of Lockdown

2/25/2021
Many business owners are unhappy about the fact that they will be closed until April 5th at the least. A salon owner was arrested yesterday after defying the rules and opening her doors. Restaurant owner Paul Treyvaud says he is giving the Government a July deadline and then opening his doors. Paul spoked to 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...

Duration:00:04:44

A Decade Since The Historic 2011 General Election

2/25/2021
Now today marks a decade since the country took to the polls in the historic 2011 general election. Micheál Martin's first election campaign as Fianna Fáil leader ended in the party's worst ever result as voters savaged the outgoing government - wiping the Greens out of the Dáil in the process. Both parties are now back in government facing very different but equally difficult challenges. Newstalk's Political Correspondent Seán Defoe has been looking back on that historic day a decade ago....

Duration:00:04:04

A New Report On The State Of Our Mental Health Facilities

2/25/2021
The state of Ireland’s mental health facilities is having a significant negative impact on the mental health of the people being treated in them. That’s according to a new report from the Mental Health Commission. John Farrelly is their Chief Executive and he spoke to us on the show this morning about the findings of this 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...

Duration:00:04:02

Are We Making Good Enough Progress In Getting Our Covid Numbers Down?

2/25/2021
The Department of Health has been notified of 574 new cases of Covid-19 and a further 56 deaths. This comes as Ireland could have enough doses of Covid-19 vaccines to inoculate 10.3 million people, the Minister for Health has said. For more on this Ciara spoke to Tomás Ryan Associate Professor in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You...

Duration:00:06:36

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar On The Extension Of Level 5 Restrictions

2/24/2021
The Cabinet has agreed to extend Level 5 restrictions until April 5 while also reopening schools on a phased basis as the Taoiseach has said that the end is “truly in sight”. For more we were joined by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar. 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:00:14:17

Lack Of Trust In Cervical Check

2/24/2021
A lack of trust in screening programmes is causing women with cervical cancer to put their lives and health at risk That’s the warning from the Director of Cervical Check Nóirin Russell reported in today’s Irish Times. Dr Peter Boylan, Consultant Obstetrician and Former Chair Of The Institute Of Obstetricians And Gynaecologists spoke to Shane this morning. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also...

Duration:00:06:56

Government Extends Lockdown Until April 5th But Are They Being Over Cautious?

2/24/2021
The Cabinet has agreed to extend Level 5 restrictions until April 5 while also reopening schools on a phased basis as the Taoiseach has said that the end is “truly in sight”. For reaction to last night's announcement we heard from Paul Moynagh, Professor of Immunology and Director of the Kathleen Lonsdale Institute for Human Health research at Maynooth University. isten and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You...

Duration:00:06:40

Is Depopulation More Of A Threat To Humanity Than Climate Change?

2/24/2021
When it comes to climate change, we often hear that we humans are the problem, and we need to limit our population growth. While we undoubtedly press on the ecosystem we ask is depopulation more of a threat to humanity? To discuss Shane spoke to William Reville, Emeritus Professor Of Biochemistry at UCC. 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,...

Duration:00:06:14