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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

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

Tiger Woods Hospitalised After Car Crash

2/24/2021
Tiger Woods has been taken to hospital for surgery on "multiple leg injuries" after being cut from his car following a single-car accident in Los Angeles. For more on this Shane spoked to Steve Gregory Reporter with iHeartMedia & KFI Radio, Los Angeles. 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:00:02:42

Flooding In Munster Amid Weather Warnings

2/24/2021
A Status Orange rainfall warning for counties Kerry, Cork, Tipperary and Waterford passed last night without causing significant flooding to property. However, Cork City Council has warned that river flooding is likely to continue for some hours, as conditions gradually ease. For more on the situation in Cork we were joined on the show by David Joyce Head of Operations with Cork City Council and also we spoke to Ralph Riegel, Southern Correspondent with the Irish Independent. Listen and...

Duration:00:03:40

Opposition Concerns Over The New Living With Covid Plan

2/24/2021
The Government has launched their revised plan for living with the Covid-19 but opposition say the plan is ‘flawed’ and say there’s little in the plan to offer hope. For reaction to the plan we heard from People Before Profit TD Brid Smith. 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:00:05:49

Shane Reports From Dublin’s North Inner City

2/23/2021
At the intersection of Sean McDermott Street and Buckingham Street in Dublin’s North Inner City stands “Home”, a memorial to local residents who lost their lives to drugs and drug related violence. The monument may be twenty years old, but the issues rage still, with community leaders recently warning the Taoiseach that “drug dealers are effectively running whole parts” of the area. To get a better sense of the situation, Shane met up with Noel Wardick, CEO of Dublin City Community...

Duration:00:10:27

Boris Johnson has Revealed The UK's Roadmap Out Of Covid-19 Lockdown

2/23/2021
Boris Johnson has revealed the UK's roadmap out of the Covid-19 lockdown which could see the country free of Covid restrictions as early as June 21st. For reaction to the roadmap Pat was joined on the show this morning by George Parker, Political Editor of Financial Times and Edwina Currie Former Conservative MP. 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...

Duration:00:21:04

Families Call For Visits To Vaccinated Loved Ones In Nursing Homes

2/23/2021
Yesterday on the show we talked about how family members of vaccinated loved ones in nursing homes want answers as to when they will be able to visit them. Deirdre Dunne who father is in a nursing home 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 asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Duration:00:05:22

How Does The Justice System Need To Be Reformed?

2/23/2021
Today Minister for Justice Helen McEntee is publishing her Justice Plan 2021, which contains over 200 actions to be implemented in the next twelve months. The plan sets out a series of reforms across a range of areas in the Justice Sector. Minister McEntee joined Shane this morning to discuss her Justice Plan 2021. 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:00:08:10

What Will The Living With Covid Plan Bring?

2/23/2021
The government will today unveil Ireland’s updated Living with Covid Plan. It’s been reported Level 5 restrictions will remain in place until at least April 5. To discuss we heard from Michael McNamara Independent TD for Clare, Chair of the since disbanded Special Committee on the COVID-19 Response and Gabriel Scally Public Health Physician, Former Director of Public Health for Belfast and Professor of Public Health at the University of Bristol. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on...

Duration:00:10:45

Should Golfers And Sea Swimmers Be Exempt From The 5km Limit?

2/23/2021
Fine Gael Senator Seán Kyne has appealed for the Cabinet Covid-19 subcommittee to allow an extension of the 5km travel limit for golfers and sea swimmers and he joined Ciara on the show this morning to tell why he thinks an extension should be allowed. 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:00:06:58

Wind And Rain Warnings Issued For Entire Country

2/23/2021
Met Éireann has issued a number of weather warnings as a spell of very wet and windy weather is expected to hit the entire country over the next few days. For more information on these weather warnings we heard from Elizabeth Coleman Meteorologist at Met Eireann. 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:00:01:57

A Call For An Online Safety Commissioner To Protect Children

2/23/2021
The Children’s Rights Alliance are calling on government to establish an Online Safety Commissioner to protect children, especially in the context of Covid-19. The organisation has awarded government an overall C- grade in their Report Card 2021. Saoirse Brady, The Children’s Rights Alliance’s Head of Legal, Policy and Public Affairs 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...

Duration:00:03:50

Will We See Level 5 Restrictions Remain Until At Least April 5th?

2/23/2021
Today Taoiseach Micheál Martin will announce the Government's new Living with Covid-19 plan, which will see level 5 restrictions will remain in place until at least April 5 at which point they will be reviewed. We heard from Margaret O’Rourke Doherty Hair and Beauty industry, Adrian Cummins, CEO of Restaurants Association of Ireland and James Benson Director of Housing at Construction Industry Federation on what this means for their industries. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on...

Duration:00:08:15

A New Content Stream Will Become Available For Disney Plus Subscribers

2/22/2021
Disney Plus launched in Ireland last year with impressive titles from Walt Disney, Pixar, National Geographic, Marvel and Star Wars. A new content stream will become available for subscribers from tomorrow. It's called Star and our Technology Correspondent Jess Kelly joined us this morning with all the details 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:00:03:48