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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

Cork Teen's Experience Of Racist Taunts

4/22/2021
A Cork teenager had to move schools twice and drop out before her Leaving Cert due to the racial bullying she received. 17-year old Róisín Hurley, spoke to us this morning to tell us her story and experience. 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:00:03:35

Mary Lou McDonald On Sinn Fein's Data Base Storage

4/22/2021
Leader of Sinn Fein Mary Lou McDonald joined us on the show this morning to discuss an United Ireland, letter to the Queen, Mountbatten apology and database storage. 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, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Duration:00:23:33

Schools Allowed To Chose If Toilet Facilities Are Gender Neutral

4/22/2021
Now as we have been discussing all morning Schools are being allowed to choose whether their toilet facilities will be gender neutral under new construction and refurbishment guidelines from the Department of Education. An updated school design guide states that most toilet facilities in future will include self-contained cubicles with their own doors and communal access to sinks. For more on this we were joined by Moninne Griffith, CEO of Belong To. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk...

Duration:00:07:27

President Biden To Up The Ante In Global Climate Battle

4/22/2021
US President Joe Biden is hosting a virtual summit with world leaders today – on Earth Day - to convince countries to take bolder action on climate change. Our own Climate Minister Eamon Ryan will be in attendance, and he 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 and asking:...

Duration:00:08:52

Dublin Needs New Buildings To Serve It's Citizens

4/22/2021
Dublin needs new buildings to serve its citizens and we cannot preserve the old everywhere if we are to build a city for more people. That’s the view of developer Simon Kelly who is the CEO of RQTwo and he 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, play Newstalk'.

Duration:00:07:37

Martin Luther King III Reflects On Derek Chauvin Trial Outcome

4/22/2021
“A giant step forward in the march towards justice in America”. That’s what US President Joe Biden said of the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of 46-year-old black man George Floyd. Joining us this morning was Martin Luther King III, a Human Rights Leader and son the late Martin Luther King Jr to explain his hopes for the kind of America that can emerge from this verdict, can it make a difference? Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on...

Duration:00:05:00

Jansen Jab’s Future Is In NIAC’s Hands

4/22/2021
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar is urging the National Immunisation Advisory Committee to approve use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in people under 60. NIAC will meet later today to discuss the European Medicine Agency’s conclusion that the small risk of blood clots associated with the Jansen jab is outweighed by it’s benefits. Professor Sam Mc Conkey is an Infectious Disease Specialist at the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland and he spoke to us this morning. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk...

Duration:00:05:06

Are We Overmedicating Children?

4/21/2021
The HSE is urgently reviewing the files of over 1,500 child and adolescent mental health service patients amid concerns some were prescribed dangerously excessive amounts of medication. To discuss further we’re joined on the show by Stella O’Malley Psychotherapist and best-selling author. 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:00:04:43

What Did Apple Launch Last Night?

4/21/2021
Tech giant Apple held its spring event last night, unveiling a new suite of products including a redesigned iMac. Our Technology Correspondent, Jess Kelly watched the virtual event and she told us what it brought. 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:00:03:06

Future Of The Super League Not So Super After All !

4/21/2021
The future of the much maligned European Super League looks in tatters after all 6 English clubs involved in the project pulled out. Reports in Spain also suggest that Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have also pulled out. For more on this we heard Pat Nevin Former Scotland, Chelsea and Everton Footballer. 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:00:06:09

Jansen Jab Gets The EMA’s Go Ahead

4/21/2021
The benefits of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine outweigh the risks - that’s what the European Medicines Agency concluded yesterday. Concerns about the Jansen jab’s safety had been raised following reports of a small number of blood clots in US recipients. Professor of Experimental Immunology at Trinity College Dublin, Kingston Mills joined us this morning. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You...

Duration:00:07:33

Should Ireland Be Part Of A European Army?

4/21/2021
European Movement Ireland has today launched its annual ‘Ireland and the EU’ RED C Poll 2021. The poll features key insights into Ireland’s relationship with the EU. The poll asked if Ireland should be part of increased EU defence and security cooperation? The response was interesting 54% agreed, 27% disagreed and 19% didn’t know. Should Ireland be part of an EU army? Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App....

Duration:00:07:16

Derek Chauvin Convicted Of The Murder Of George Floyd

4/21/2021
Former police officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of the murder of George Floyd. The case sparked protests and race relations debates across the globe after footage emerged of Mr Chauvin pinning the 46-year-old black man to the ground with a knee to Mr Floyd’s neck. Following the verdict, in a phone call with the FLoyd Family, US president Joe Biden paid tribute to the family and said a lot more would be done to fight racial inequality. Freelance Journalist, Jared Goyette has been...

Duration:00:05:46

An Interesting Idea To Stop Drive Through Takeaway Littering

4/21/2021
A Fine Gael Senator has called for car registration numbers should be put on drive-thru takeaways to stop people dumping litter but would it actually work? Fine Gael Senator for Louth John McGahon joined us this morning with more details on his idea. 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...

Duration:00:03:51

Jansen Vaccine’s Benefits Outweigh The Risks

4/21/2021
Yesterday the European Medicines Agency concluded that the benefits of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine outweigh the risks. Concerns were raised about it's safety after blood clots were reported in a small number of recipients in the States. Mary Favier, Covid-19 advisor to the Irish College of General Practitioner 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...

Duration:00:05:47

What Could Be The Consequences If Alexei Navalny Dies?

4/20/2021
The US has warned Russia there will be "consequences" if the opposition activist Alexei Navalny dies in jail. Luke Harding Guardian Journalist and Best-Selling Author of Shadow Sate joined us this morning with more on the development situation regarding the health of Alexi Navalny. 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, by...

Duration:00:06:17

The Rotunda Extends Maternity Partner Visiting Hours

4/20/2021
The Rotunda Hospital has opted to extend visiting hours for maternity partners. The controversial restrictions will ease to allow twice as much access for nominated companions on weekdays and weekends. Professor Fergal Malone is the Master of the Rotunda and Dr Krysia Lynch Chairperson for the Association for Improvements in Maternity Services in Ireland talked to Ciara this morning. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on...

Duration:00:06:46

We Get An Update On The Clonturk Leaving Cert Controversy

4/20/2021
Last week we discussed a situation in Clonturk Community College in Whitehall in north Dublin whereby two pupils were being denied the option of sitting the Leaving Cert Applied curriculum in 2021. Parent Gerry Fallon gave an update. 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:00:03:50

Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch To Be Charged With Murder

4/20/2021
Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch is to be charged with murder arising from the Regency Hotel attack in 2016. A European Arrest Warrant has been issued for his capture after the DPP decided that gardaí had enough evidence to charge him with the murder of David Byrne. journalist Paul Williams and author of the bestselling book, The Monk talked to Shane. 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:00:03:02

Indian Variant Of Covid-19 Discovered In Ireland

4/20/2021
Three cases of the Indian variant of Covid-19 have been identified in Ireland. Two of the three cases are associated with travel, the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) briefing heard last night. Does this indicate our mandatory quarantine system is inefficient? Liam Fanning Professor of immunovirology at UCC And Brid Smith People Before Profit TD joined us on Newstalk Breakfast. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and...

Duration:00:08:12