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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

Restrictions Lift On Monday Despite High Covid Figure Yesterday

4/23/2021
617 new coronavirus cases were confirmed by NPHET last night, the highest number reported in three weeks. Despite this spike and growing fears of a resurgence of the disease, a further relaxation of restrictions is scheduled for Monday. Tomás Ryan is an Associate Professor in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin 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:00:05:17

No Clarity For weddings As Funeral Numbers Increase From Monday

4/23/2021
From next Monday the maximum number of people permitted to attend a funeral is to increase from 10 to 25. Mourners will be allowed to grieve in larger groups, but where does that leave weddings? Will couples be allowed to celebrate in larger groups? Well, our reporter Josh Crosbie has been speaking to some 'soon-to-be-married couples' and wedding planners, to hear their thoughts on the restrictions? Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and...

Duration:00:04:53

A lovely Story Of Two Pandemic Pen Pals

4/23/2021
We’re going to use this time every week to look at some of the nicer things to come out of this pandemic, 10 year old Juliette Pac-Kenny is from Blackwater Co Wexford. Juliette lost her grandmother last August, and to help her loneliness Juliette’s mother Sondrine matched her up with a penpal – 86 year old Mary - and they’ve been writing to each other throughout lockdown. We spoke to Juliette this morning. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download,...

Duration:00:02:11

Should Parents Be Fined For Their Children’s Anti-Social Behaviour?

4/23/2021
Parents should be fined for their children’s anti-social behaviour that’s the call from Limerick Councillor Liam Galvin. The Former Mayor of Limerick City and County says that docking parents' salaries or social welfare payments would incentivise them to bring their “lawless” kids to heal. For reaction to this suggestion we heard from Independent Dublin City Councillor, Mannix Flynn. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on...

Duration:00:06:34

Caution Urged As We Head Into Sunny Weekend

4/23/2021
The HSE are awaiting a recommendation from the National Immunization Advisory Committee next week on use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in light of concerns about links to blood clots as a rare side effect. There are concerns that restricting the use of the vaccine would “significantly” affect the rollout of our vaccine programme. For more we were joined in studio by Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer of the HSE. Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts...

Duration:00:09:18

MEP Mick Wallace Accused Of Spreading ‘Fake News’ At European Parliament

4/23/2021
MEP Mick Wallace has been accused of spreading fake news in the European parliament for denying that the Syrian regime use chemical weapons against the country’s own people At a meeting of the parliament committee of security and defence, Wallace questioned the veracity of the findings of an international investigation into a chemical weapon attack in Syria in 2018. For more on this we were joined on the show this morning by Leonie O’Dowd, member of Irish Syria Solidarity Movement. Listen...

Duration:00:06:38

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