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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

Personal Injury Awards To Be Cut

3/8/2021
The Judicial Council agreed to revise personal injury award guidelines over the weekend, paving the way for lower insurance pay-outs in the future. However, some concerned parties, like ISME and the Irish Hotels Federation, say the reductions don’t go far enough. For reaction we were joined on the show by Pat McDonagh, CEO of Supermacs. 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:00:03:45

Harry And Megan Speak Out

3/8/2021
The Royal event of the year occurred in America overnight. It wasn’t a wedding or the birth of an heir, but Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s much anticipated sit down with Oprah Winfrey. Harriet Alexander is the US Correspondent with the Telegraph and she joined us on the show with the reaction to the interview. 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...

Duration:00:07:44

Covid Vaccine Rollout To ‘High Risk' Individuals To Begin

3/8/2021
The HSE has confirmed that vaccinations of those people considered high risk because of serious illness will start in the middle of this week. It comes as the Department of Health confirm three further deaths from Covid and 525 new cases. Dr Colm Henry Chief Clinical Officer with the HSE join Jonathan on the show to explain the details of this vaccine rollout. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can...

Duration:00:08:18

Enrolment In Private Primary Schools Is On The Rise In Ireland

3/8/2021
Enrolment in private primary schools is on the rise in Ireland. The number of private primary schools has climbed from 29 to 38 over the past decade or so – but why are so many parents choosing private education? Joining us on the show to discuss was Former Headmaster of St Andrews College, Dublin and Director of Godsil Education, Arthur Godsil. 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:00:02:44

Major Changes To Ireland’s CAO System Are On The Way

3/8/2021
Major changes to Ireland’s CAO system are on the way under plans for Higher Education Minister Simon Harris. The moves would see apprenticeships and further education included as part of the process for the first time. Andrew Brownlee Chief Executive Officer of SOLAS joined us this morning to explain what those changes could bring. 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:00:03:22

Another Dark Day Over At Davy's

3/8/2021
Heads may be set to roll over at Davy’s. That’s after Minister Michael McGrath confirmed that the Central Bank can now pursue individuals involved in the recent bond-deal scandal. But does this action go far enough? Sinn Fein Spokesperson on Finance, Pearse Doherty gave Ciara his initial thoughts. 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...

Duration:00:06:07

Mandatory Hotel Quarantine Has Been Signed Into Law

3/8/2021
The law that would require inbound travellers from a number of countries to quarantine in a hotel has been signed into law by President Michael D Higgins. However, it could take up to a week for the law to be fully in operation. For more on this we were joined on the show this morning by Daniel McConnell Political Editor with the Irish Examiner. 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:00:05:21

Our Walker Of The Week - 82 Year Old Stan Philips

3/5/2021
It’s day 64 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. Today’s walker of the week is 82 year old Stan Philips from Waterford, he tells us how he got involved . 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:00:02:09

Love It Or Loathe It.. Love Island Is Returning To Our Screens

3/5/2021
Yes, after a pandemic-induced hiatus, Love Island will soon return to our screens Alexandra Ryan, CEO and Founder of goss.ie joined Shane this morning to chat about this popular show returning to our screens. 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:00:05:58

Should The Voting Age Be Lowered To 16?

3/5/2021
Would you support a call to lower the voting age to 16 years of age? There have been numerous calls over the years do so but are 16-year old’s mature enough for that responsibility? Joining Shane now to discuss this is Fianna Fail Senator Malcolm Byrne and Noel Howard from Social Care Ireland. 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...

Duration:00:05:15

Ciara Ag Foghlaim Gaeilge

3/5/2021
Seachtain naGaeilge is underway and runs until the 17th of March, you may have heard Juliann DeSpainn of Conradh NaGaeilge challenging Ciara to pick up a cupla focail on Monday. She accepted the challenge, and met with teacher Colleen Dollard over video call yesterday, here’s how it went... 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:00:04:25

Anti Lockdown Rally In Cork City Centre Going Ahead

3/5/2021
Gardai in Cork are taking measures to monitor and prepare for a planned "Anti Lockdown rally in Cork city centre this Saturday afternoon as the investigation into the violence on the streets of Dublin last weekend continues. Diarmuid O’Cadhla is Secretary of The People’s Convention and official spokesperson for the event and he 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:00:05:54

Will We Meet Our Vaccination Targets By September?

3/5/2021
Will we meet our vaccination targets by September? Some GPs and TDs have spoken out about aspects of the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines, criticising shortcomings in communications and inconsistencies in delivery schedules. Paul Reid CEO of HSE spoke to Ciara 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:00:10:21

It's D Day For Horse Traininer Gordon Elliot

3/5/2021
It’s D-Day for horse trainer Gordon Elliot who is facing a hearing this morning before the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board over a picture of him sitting on top of a dead horse in 2019. David Jennings, Deputy Irish Editor of the Racing Post joined Shane 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...

Duration:00:03:46

A Cluster Of Stillbirths Among Covid Positive Women

3/5/2021
A cluster of covid-positive women experienced still births earlier this year. HSE maternity staff were issued an alert yesterday after coroners identified coronavirus infection of the placenta as factor in four still births in January and February. Professor Peter McKenna, Head of the HSE Women and Infant's health programme spoke to Ciara 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:00:05:40

Why Ireland Should Turn Its Rainfall Into A Tourist Attraction

3/4/2021
Ireland needs to turn its rainfall into a valuable asset and tourist attraction”, That’s the view of our next guest Jens Thoms Ivarsson a leading Swedish designer and artist joined Shane this morning to tell us how do we can turn rain and rainfall into an asset? 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:...

Duration:00:04:35

Councils Need To Support Outdoor Dining, If Permitted This Summer

3/4/2021
Councils need to support outdoor dining, if permitted, this summer. That’s according to Tanaiste Leo Varadkar. One of the most successful examples of al fresco dining last year was Princes Street in Cork. Paul Montgomery is the owner of Clancy’s late bar on the street and he spoke to us this morning on the show. 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...

Duration:00:03:20

Is Covid Fatigue Setting In?

3/4/2021
More people are starting to move around Ireland, that’s according to new research by Google Data which showed that workplaces had seen a 14% increase in movement in the last month while traffic increased by 9%. To discuss this Ciara spoke to Dr Deirdre Robertson, Behavioural Research Unit at the ESRI. 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...

Duration:00:05:03

Vaccine Rollout Shortcomings

3/4/2021
The HSE has missed its target to administer 100,000 Covid vaccines last week, falling over 18,000 short. A deferral in a delivery of 25,000 doses from Astrazeneca has been blamed. Also family doctors have rounded on aspects of the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines, criticising shortcomings in communications and inconsistencies in delivery schedules For more on this we were joined by Roisin Shortall Co-Leader of the Social Democrats and Monaghan based GP Dr Illona Duffy. Listen and subscribe to...

Duration:00:09:42

Covid-19 Likely To Increase Obesity In Ireland

3/4/2021
A leading bariatric surgeon has warned that the Covid-19 pandemic is likely to increase obesity in Ireland. Dr. John Conneely a Consultant Surgeon at the Mater Private Network, made the claim following new data from the CSO which revealed that more than 4 in 10 people said their consumption of junk food and sweets had increased since the start of the Covid-19 crisis. To discuss further Ciara spoke to Dr Eva Orsmond, Medical doctor and health advocate at Orsmond Clinics. Listen and subscribe...

Duration:00:06:58