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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 of State Anne Rabbitte responds to protest over LC applied

4/14/2021
On Monday, Newstalk Breakfast spoke to Gerry Fallon, one of the concerned parents who protested outside Clonturk Community College in north Dublin as two pupils are being denied the option of sitting the Leaving Cert Applied curriculum in 2021. Minister of State for the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Anne Rabbitte met with Gerry following the interview and she joined Newstalk Breakfast this morning Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple...

Duration:00:05:31

An Covid Update From Around Europe

4/14/2021
This morning Pat gets an update from around Europe to hear how our neighbours are dealing with the pandemic with Thomas Sparrow Deutsche Well Political Correspondent, Graham Keeley, Spain Correspondent for The Independent and Hugo McCafferty, Irish journalist based in Italy. 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...

Duration:00:23:48

Our Mandatory Quarantine Hotels Are Fully Booked

4/14/2021
The Department of Health has paused taking bookings for mandatory quarantine hotels as a "precautionary principle". This is due to a problem with "walk-ins" at the hotel, people who turn-up without booking online before Departure. To discuss this further we heard from Sinn Fein Health Spokesperson David Cullinane. 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:00:05:02

Johnson & Johnson Delays EU Vaccine Deliveries

4/14/2021
US vaccine manufacturer Johnson & Johnson is pausing deliveries of its single-shot Covid-19 jab in Europe pending an investigation of rare blood clot cases that have halted rollout in the US. More on this we heard from David Salisbury, Former Director of Immunisation at the Department of Health and associate fellow of Chatham House’s Global Health Programme and also Dr Mary Favier, Covid-19 adviser for the Irish College of GPs, of member of NPHET. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast...

Duration:00:08:42

Should Phones In Schools Be Banned?

4/14/2021
Mobile phones will soon be banned from UK schools. That’s just one of the measures set out in a new £10 million “behaviour hub” programme which aims to replace “out-of-control behaviour” with “discipline and order”. Should Irish schools follow suit? Well, Behaviour Expert, Tom Bennett, is leading this “behaviour hub” programme and he talked us through the decision making process. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the...

Duration:00:05:45

Should All Dating Sites Have Background Checks?

4/14/2021
Would you do a background check on a potential date? Well, a new initiative aims to do just that and get information like previous convictions into the hands of dating app users before a date even takes place. Match Group, which includes apps like Tinder, recently announced a partnership with a background check company to integrate background checks into its online properties. Joining us to discuss this further is CEO of the Dublin Rape Crisis centre, Noeleen Blackwell. Listen and subscribe...

Duration:00:04:53

What Is The Future Of Our Main Streets?

4/14/2021
As part of our series Reimagining Ireland, we're taking a look at our high streets and town centres. Can Main Street survive the pandemic? What can be done to save it? To discuss, Shane spoke to Bill Grimsey, Ex-CEO of Wickes & Iceland author of the Grimsey Review. 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:00:04:56

Why Have The US Suspended The Use Of The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine?

4/14/2021
US health authorities are calling for a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, after reports of extremely rare blood clotting cases. More more on this we were joined this morning by University of Michigan Epidemiologist Dr. Arnold Monto. 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:00:05:18

More Reaction As NIAC Recommends Restriction Of AstraZeneca Vaccine To Over-60s

4/13/2021
The National Immunisation Advisory Committee (Niac) has recommended limiting the use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to the over-60s, due to reports of a number of blood clots in younger patients. Professor and chairperson of NIAC, Karina Butler joined is on the show to discuss the decision. 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:00:09:17

Should We Introduce City Congestion Charges To Reduce Emissions?

4/13/2021
Congestion charges for Dublin and Cork should be considered by the government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, that’s according to a new report published yesterday by Environment Minister Eamon Ryan. The charges, already in place in a number of cities around the world, discourage the use of cars in cities. Traffic in London reduced by almost 20 per cent since its introduction in 2003 – so is it time we considered the charge here? To discuss this further we were joined on the show by...

Duration:00:03:52

Has The Pandemic Changed The Way We Work Permanently?

4/13/2021
Tanaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment Leo Varadkar is reminding employers that all staff who can do so, should continue to work from home while current restrictions remain in place. As part of our Reimagining Ireland series – we're also looking at how the pandemic could affect our future working lives. To discuss all of this we were joined by Tanaiste Leo Varadkar. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on...

Duration:00:11:54

Parents Protest Over Leaving Cert Applied

4/13/2021
Concerned parents are protesting today outside Clonturk Community College, Whitehall in north Dublin as they say two pupils are being denied the option of sitting the Leaving Cert Applied curriculum in 2021 Gerry Fallon, is the father of Orla Fallon and he spoke 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 Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and...

Duration:00:04:58

The Rise Of The Traditional Housewife Movement

4/13/2021
"Women should submit to their husbands and spoil them like it’s 1959”. That’s the view of Alena Kate Pettitt, Author, Founder of The Darling Academy and proponent of the Traditional Housewife movement and she spoke to 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 skill and asking: 'Alexa, play...

Duration:00:05:59

Marine Protected Areas Should Come Into Irish Law

4/13/2021
The Irish Wildlife Trust have launched a campaign that legislation must be created regarding Marine Protected Areas in Ireland, to avoid damage to ecosystems and the death of marine life for the sake of building infrastructure, even if that infrastructure is environmentally beneficial. Campaign manager for the Irish Wildlife Trust Padraic Fogarty joined us this morning to tell us more. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on...

Duration:00:04:09

How Hard Is It to Get Work In Ireland As A Traveller?

4/13/2021
A new report launching today - Travellers in the Mainstream Labour Market - says improving Traveller employment needs to become a Government priority if the 80% unemployment rate amongst Travellers is to be tackled. How hard is it to get work in Ireland today if you’re a traveller? To discuss Shane was joined on the show by Martin Beanz Ward - Traveller, Comedian & host of the Haz Beanz Show Podcast. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen...

Duration:00:03:57

AstraZeneca Vaccine To Be Limited To The Over 60’s

4/13/2021
Ireland's National Immunisation Advisory Committee has confirmed to limit the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to only people over 60. But is this the best decision? To discuss this further is Professor of Immunovirology at UCC, Liam Fanning. 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:00:08:12

How Much Are Tech Companies Spying On You?

4/12/2021
Tech giant Apple is going to introduce a new privacy notification over the coming weeks that will help users know when they are being tracked, and more importantly, prevent it from happening. Newstalk’s technology correspondent Jess Kelly joined us this morning to explain how it will work. 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:00:03:17

Do The Rules Around Mandatory Quarantine Need To Become More Flexible?

4/12/2021
Two people, who are fully vaccinated, were released from mandatory hotel quarantine yesterday after challenging the legality of their detention. The two passengers arrived from Israel separately, both saying they were fully vaccinated against Covid-19 prior to their arrival. Do the rules around mandatory quarantine need to become more flexible? To discuss this further we were joined by Joan Collins member of Right to Change party. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts...

Duration:00:05:28

Should Social Welfare Be Increased To Combat Poverty?

4/12/2021
Should social welfare be increased to combat poverty? The base rate currently stands at €203, but Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Joe O’ Brien thinks that should be increased to €250 in the next two to three years. 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:00:07:53

Trial To Pedestrianize More Of Dublin City Centre

4/12/2021
Dublin city council plan to pedestrianize Merrion Row, Mary Street and part of Capel Street on a trial basis, to help restaurateurs back on their feet with controlled outdoor dining this summer. To discuss this idea further we were joined on the show by Gina Murphy, owner of Hugo’s Restaurant and Independent Dublin City Councilor Mannix Flynn. 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:00:08:29