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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

Details Of Prince Philip Funeral With Former Butler To Prince Charles, William & Harry

4/16/2021
The funeral of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, is set to take place tomorrow at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. For more on this we were joined by Grant Harrold, Royal Commentator and former Butler to Princes Charles, William & Harry. 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:00:03:25

Could The Pandemic Herald The End Of The Cinema Industry?

4/16/2021
Now as part of our Reimagining Ireland series we have been examining how the pandemic may change our lives forever and the cinema industry is no different. The past year has seen many of the traditional blockbusters delayed or even moved to streaming services. So could the change spell the end of the cinema? We asked John Fardy, Host of Screentime could it be the beginning of the end or is that too pessimistic? Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify....

Duration:00:05:31

How Will The Economy Recover Post Pandemic?

4/16/2021
The Stability Programme Update published this week predicts the economy will grow by 4.5% this year. It also forecast that the domestic economy will rebound strongly by 7.4% next year. This is all dependent however on a successful vaccination programme and the gradual lifting of pandemic restrictions. To discuss the recovery of the economy post pandemic we were joined on the show by Michael McGrath, Minister for Public Expenditure and Fianna Fail TD. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk...

Duration:00:09:18

Despite Vaccine Setbacks Have We Reason To Be Hopeful?

4/16/2021
Despite the setback this week with the Astrazeneca and Jansson vaccines, the overall outlook of the pandemic is beginning to look positive. Hospital numbers continue to stabilise, and Ireland will receive over half a million Pfizer vaccinations – have we reason to feel hopeful? For more we heard from Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer with the HSE. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen...

Duration:00:07:11

Are GP's Seeing More Vaccine Hesitancy?

4/16/2021
Here on Newstalk Breakfast we wanted to find out whether people's confidence has been rattled in the vaccine rollout programme. Our reporter Sarah Ruane contacted GPs from various parts of the country, and she joins us on the show with the results and also we heard from GP's Dr Illona Duffy Monaghan based GP who has noticed a definite increase in hesitancy among patients. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk...

Duration:00:05:18

Why Many Irish Farmers Are Struggling With Their Mental Health During The Pandemic

4/16/2021
75% of Irish farmers say the pandemic has negatively impacted their social life and just under half said they don’t know who to call for support , that’s according to Irish Fiscal Advisory Council annual report where they survey 1,700 farmers. Peter Hynes is a Cork farmer and #AgMentalHealthWeek founder spoke to us 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...

Duration:00:05:33

Why The Hospitality Sector Needs To Reopen In Six Weeks’ Time

4/16/2021
The government should open outdoor service for all venues in six weeks’ time. That’s the view of the Licensed Vintners Association, who are calling on the government to announce their reopening plans following the publication of Northern Ireland’s reopening plan yesterday. Donall O’Keeffe is Chief Executive of the Licensed Vinters Association spoke to us this morning. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App....

Duration:00:04:13

Irish Birds Are More Endangered Than Ever Before

4/15/2021
Irish birds are more endangered than ever before, that's according to a new report from BirdWatch Ireland. For more details on this report we were joined on the show by Niall Hatch Public Relations and Development Officer with Birdwatch 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 the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play...

Duration:00:04:35

HSE Vaccine Portal Allows 65 To 69 Year Olds To Register For A Vaccine

4/15/2021
People aged between 65 and 69 will be able to register to get the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine on the HSE vaccine portal. A section of the HSE website is set to go live, allowing people to register either online or by phone. For on the new portal we were joined by Denis McCauley, Chairman of the GP Committee of the IMO. 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:00:05:18

Minister Simon Coveney On Talks Between Dublin, London And Belfast

4/15/2021
Talks are continuing between Dublin, London and Belfast this week following last week’s violence and unrest in Northern Ireland. Simon Coveney, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence joined us live from London. 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:00:09:33

Should The Phibsborough Co Living Development Been Permitted?

4/15/2021
A co-living development at Dublin’s Phibsborough shopping centre has been granted permission by An Bord Pleanála. The scheme from MM Capital is the first of its kind to be approved by the board since Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien moved to ban their construction. To discusst this further by Ian Lumley, An Taisce Head of Advocacy. 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:00:06:21

Data Protection Commissioner Writes To Sinn Féin To Query Voter Database Reports

4/15/2021
The Data Protection Commissioner has written to Sinn Féin over concerns about the personal information of millions of voters potentially being stored on an internal party database. What questions do Sinn Fein need to answer about this? For more on this we heard from Peter Burke, Fine Gael TD and Minister of State with responsibility for Local Government and Planning. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App....

Duration:00:03:41

Sea Swimmers Listen Up ! Some Great News

4/15/2021
Sea swimmers listen up! Failte Ireland is today announcing a €20m investment to build new facilities at beaches and lakes for surfers, swimmers and more in 20 locations across the country. The staffed facilities will see hot showers, dressing rooms and briefing rooms available for sea activities. And for more on this we heard from by Fiona Monaghan, Head of Product Development in the Activities Division at Fáilte Ireland. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or...

Duration:00:03:44

How Safe Are Covid-19 Vaccines?

4/15/2021
As we all know by now, the Astrazeneca vaccine has been restricted to over 60s and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been paused amid concerns around a rare blood clotting side effect – but how safe are the vaccines and what is the process of getting them authorised? Joining Shane now to discuss this was Dr Donal O’Connor, Senior Medical Officer with the Health Products Regulatory Authority. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and...

Duration:00:05:57

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