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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

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

The EU Has Accused The UK Of “Breaking International Law”

3/4/2021
The EU has accused the UK of “breaking international law” after Boris Johnson’s government moved to delay checks on goods entering the North from Britain, which are required under the Northern Ireland protocol. Darren McCaffrey, Euronews Political Editor 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 on Alexa, by adding...

Duration:00:03:53

Is Ireland Becoming A Less Attractive Place To Work?

3/4/2021
This country is an increasingly less appealing place to work. That’s according to an attractive work destination survey, which has seen Ireland drop six places for the 3rd time in a row. Peter Cosgrove is the Managing Director of Futurewise and he joined Ciara on the show to discuss the results of this survey. 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...

Duration:00:04:20

Covid-19 Pressure Is Easing In Ireland

3/4/2021
We are one year into the pandemic and while the pressure is easing in Ireland and case numbers slowly coming down, globally the ­number of cases of Covid-19 has increased for the first time in seven weeks. Joining Shane to discuss all of this is spokesperson for the World Health Organisation Dr Margaret Harris. 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...

Duration:00:06:15

What Is Causing The Reluctance Towards Taking The AstraZeneca Vaccine In Europe?

3/3/2021
What is causing the reluctance towards taking the AstraZeneca vaccine in Europe where millions of doses are being piled up unused. For more on this story Pat was joined by Thomas Sparrow, Deutsche Welle Political and Security and John Lichfield, Paris Correspondent for the Independent. Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa,...

Duration:00:11:12

Report: Locked-Down Women On A Biological Deadline

3/3/2021
The pandemic may have brought life to a standstill, but women’s biological clocks tick on nonetheless. Sarah Madden reports on the increased demand for fertility services over the last year, with the Waterstone Clinic reporting a 100% increase in egg freezing patients and a 20% increase in single women having fertility treatments with donor sperm. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen...

Duration:00:06:02

It's World Wildlife Day

3/3/2021
It’s World Wildlife Day what better way to celebrate that than go out and celebrate the Irish wildlife on your doorstep. Shane spoke to Eanna NiLamhna Wildlife expert and author on what wildlife to look out for today. 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:00:02:21

Ireland’s Exchequer Deficit Has Grown To €14 Billion

3/3/2021
Ireland’s exchequer deficit has grown to €14 billion, an increase of €1.7bn compared to the same period a year ago. Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe spoke 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 live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Duration:00:07:41

Are We Starting To Turn A Corner With Covid Numbers?

3/3/2021
The Department of Health has been notified of 14 further deaths and 359 new cases of covid19 – that is the lowest number of confirmed cases since mid December. We were joined on the show this morning by Paul Moynagh Professor of Immunology and Director of the Kathleen Lonsdale Institute for Human Health research at Maynooth University . 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:00:07:08

A Call To Reopen Places Of Worship

3/3/2021
Rural Independent TDs are today seeking the reopening of places for public worship. For more on this we were joined by Mattie McGrath, Independent TD. 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:00:03:24

New Research Says Eating Meat Regularly Could Increase Your Risk Of Developing Heart Disease

3/3/2021
Eating meat regularly could increase your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, pneumonia and other serious illnesses. That’s according to new research from Oxford University in the UK. To discuss this research results we were joined on the show by Dr Keren Papier, Nutritional Epidemiologist from the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford who was lead author on this study. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download,...

Duration:00:03:46

Limerick House Party Leads To Arrests And Fines

3/3/2021
Gardaí made three arrests and issued 30 fines last night after breaking up a party in the Castletroy area of Limerick City. Videos online show flares and fireworks being set off amongst large groups of people who gathered to drink in the estate predominantly occupied by UL students. Limerick Green Party Councillor Seán Hartigan was at the scene last night and spoke to Shane this morning with reaction to what happen in Limerick. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or...

Duration:00:06:27

Ireland And UK Make Bid For World Cup

3/2/2021
Ireland and the UK are to make a joint bid to host the 2030 Fifa World Cup. In a statement with the football associations of Northern Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales, the FAI said that hosting the event “would provide an incredible opportunity to deliver tangible benefits for our nations.” Jack Chambers, Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Sport talked to Newstalk Breakfast this morning. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen...

Duration:00:00:03

Why Johnny Ronan’s Towers Development Will Destroy Dublin's Skyline

3/2/2021
Johnny Ronan’s docklands towers development is ‘two fingers’ to Dublin. That’s the view of Frank McDonald Former Environment editor with the Irish Times on the developer's proposed 45-storey block in Dublin’s north docklands near the Three arena. Shane spoke to Frank on the show to discuss this proposed development. 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:00:06:13

New Labour Bill Would See The Introduction Of Leave For Miscarriage

3/2/2021
The Labour party is bringing forward a bill that could provide employees with up to 20 days leave for early miscarriage, women undergoing fertility treatment and other related medical reproductive treatments. Labour Senator Ivana Bacik is behind the bill and she spoke to Ciara 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,...

Duration:00:06:21

Just 1 In 7 People Expect To Go Abroad In 2021

3/2/2021
Just 16% of Irish people expect to travel abroad in 2021, that’s according to new research from the CSO. In November 2020, the same survey from the CSO found that half of people expected their next trip abroad to be this year. For more on this Shane was joined on the show by Michael Doorley Irish Travel Agents Association. 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:00:03:46