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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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Ireland

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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

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

Should Museums And Other Important Cultural Venues Be Free For All The Public?

4/12/2021
As part of our series Reimagining Ireland, we’re today looking at our culture. Should our museums and cultural institutions be free entry for all the public year-round? That’s the view of Donal Fallon, historian and presenter of the Three Castles Burning podcast and he 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 Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding...

Duration:00:04:54

Lowest Number Of Daily Covid Numbers Since December

4/12/2021
There were two further deaths of people with Covid-19 and 303 new cases of the virus confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team last night. This is the lowest number of daily cases reported since mid December. Is our collective hard work starting to pay off? To discuss we heard from Dr Elizabeth Ryan, Lecturer in Immunology at the University of Limerick. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App....

Duration:00:07:48

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly Joins Ciara On Day 99 Of 100 Days Of Walking

4/9/2021
It’s day 99 of 100 Days of Walking with the Applegreen rewards app. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly joined Ciara on day 99 of 100 days of walking. 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:00:25:25

The GAA Has Unveiled The Revised 2021 Masters Fixtures Plan

4/9/2021
The GAA has unveiled the revised 2021 Masters Fixtures Plan for the club and county seasons. Alan Milton Director of Communications with the GAA joined us to tell us what to expect. 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:00:03:30

Czech Republic Bans Unvaccinated Children From Schools

4/9/2021
The European Court of Human Rights has backed rules in the Czech Republic banning unvaccinated children from schools. Could a similar requirement be introduced here? Well to discuss further we hard from Dr Conor Casey Lecturer in Constitutional Law University of Liverpool & Liam Herrick, Executive Director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen...

Duration:00:06:30

How Are GP's Coping With Vaccine Delays?

4/9/2021
Yesterday saw the milestone of 1 million vaccines administered in Ireland but will targets for Mid April be met as GP rollout struggles with delivery delays? To discuss we heard from Chair of the Irish Medical Organisation’s GP Committee, Dr Denis McCauley. 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:00:04:46

Sinn Fein Leader Mary Lou McDonald On Northern Ireland Violence

4/9/2021
There has been calls from calm in Northern Ireland following a week of riots and violence on a scale not seen in recent years. Joining Shane this morning to discuss this is Sinn Fein Leader Mary Lou McDonald. 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:00:11:40

Reimaging Ireland: How The Humble Handshake Will Change Post Pandemic

4/9/2021
Now over the next few weeks here on Newstalk, we are Reimagining Ireland, examining some of the changes we’d like to see across a range of areas in a post pandemic Ireland. Now one habit set to change post pandemic is the humble handshake. It's an act many hold dear but is it now a thing of the past? Or will we be back doing it in no time? Our reporter Josh Crosbie has been out and about on the streets of Limerick to find out. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or...

Duration:00:05:31