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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

"There is riots here and there, but were doesn't have fighting"

5/7/2021
This week marks 100 years since the Partition of Ireland and the formation of Northern Ireland. But instead of celebrations on the streets in the North, the last few weeks has been marked by violence on the streets. However those who took part in the riots are a minority. So what do young people who were not involved this of this, and how do they see the future of Northern Ireland, our reporter Barry Whyte has been finding out....

Duration:00:05:05

Classism Is Alive And Well In Modern Ireland

5/7/2021
Jamie Harrington who featured on last night's episode of first dates Ireland talks about how he was discriminated against just because he is from Ballymun. Jamie spoke to Ciara 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:00:05:44

Daniel O'Donnell Surprised The Family Of Lifelong Fan By Singing Down The Phone At Her Graveside

5/7/2021
The family of Cork woman Margaret McCarthy - a lifelong Daniel O’Donnell fan, received a surprise phone call from the “man himself” at their mother’s funeral in Cork on Thursday Ann Phayer, Daughter of the late Margaret and the man himself Daniel O’Donnell joined us on Newstalk Breakfast. 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:00:08:51

Maria Bailey Opens Up About Her Experience Of Targeted Online Abuse

5/7/2021
The online targeting of women politicians and women journalists is a matter of “real concern”, the deputy chief executive of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has told an Oireachtas committee. New proposed legislation will aim to prevent material being posted online that has the potential to intimidate, threaten, humiliate or persecute a person. Maria Bailey, former Fine Gael TD told us her experience. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download,...

Duration:00:06:55

Almost A Third Of Adults Now Vaccinated Against Covid

5/7/2021
Almost a third of the adult population has now received at least one Covid vaccine dose with up to 240,000 further doses set to be administered next week. Dr. Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer with the HSE joined us on Newstalk Breakfast. 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:00:08:41

Cork Community Appeal To Elon Musk To Sort Out Their Broadband

5/7/2021
A Cork community has appealed to Elon Musk to sort out their broadband issues. Shiatsu practitioner and acupuncturist, at Nourishing therapies and local resident Emma Fitzpatrick, outlined her frustration. 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:00:04:16

Does Dublin's Pedestrianised Plans Go Far Enough?

5/7/2021
Dublin City Council has confirmed that cars will be banned from 4 streets around the Grafton Street area from May 24th ahead of the June return of outdoor dining. However, one group representing city centre businesses have criticised the plans saying that far more of the city should be pedestrianised. Richard Guiney, CEO of Dublin Town has been outlining the plans. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You...

Duration:00:04:15

Government To Curb Institutions Buying Up Estates But Will The Move Be Legal?

5/7/2021
The government has said it is considering measures that would prevent institutional investors from bulk buying estates. The government will seek advice from the attorney general around any legal issues in the area. Rachael Walsh Assistant Professor, constitutional law and property law in Trinity College 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...

Duration:00:04:46

Have Your Children Been Eating More Treats During The Pandemic?

5/6/2021
New research from safefood in support of the START campaign has found that children are eating more treats since the start of the pandemic - Has your child developed a sweet tooth? Well, START campaign is encouraging families to take a break from treats and re-start healthy habits. National Nutrition Lead with the HSE, Margaret O’Neill filled us in on the research. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You...

Duration:00:03:01

Gardaí Called To Take Down Marquee Ahead Of A Traveller Wedding

5/6/2021
Armed gardaí were called in to ensure a marquee to ‘host 200 guests’ was taken down yesterday afternoon in County Longford ahead of a traveller wedding. Longford county council had secured a Circuit Court order for the removal of the marquee. Martin Collins Co-Director of Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre gave his view of the situation. 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:00:03:33

Have You The Cúpla Focal? Then Work In Europe Could Be In Your Future!

5/6/2021
An bhfuil gaeilge agat? Well, if the answer is tá, then a career on the continent could be in your future. Thomas Byrne, Minister of State for European Affairs 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 Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Duration:00:04:44

Divided Opinions On Pedestrianisation Plans For Temple Bar

5/6/2021
There are preliminary plans to pedestrianise around 17 streets in Temple Bar. If the idea was to go ahead it could possibly cater for up to 3,000 people. Proposals are to be submitted to the City Council in the coming weeks by the Temple Bar Company. Reporter Josh Crosbie spoke with the CEO of The Temple Bar Co Martin Harte, Frank McDonald from the Temple Bar Residents Association, and local businesses.

Duration:00:05:37

Anger At Plans To Give Amnesty To British Soldiers Accused Of Troubles

5/6/2021
UK Authorities will ban prosecutions of paramilitaries and British Soldiers for actions taken during the Troubles. The upcoming legislation hopes to support a “truth and reconciliation” process, where both sides can talk about events without risk of prosecution. Politicians on both sides of the Irish border have condemned a reported move to prevent future prosecutions over Troubles crimes. The UK Government is set to introduce a statute of limitations to stop people from being charged over...

Duration:00:07:05

Just What Needs To Be Done When It Comes To Vulture Funds?

5/6/2021
The Government will move to block investment funds from buying up entire housing estates. The decision comes after fierce Opposition criticism of the Government on the housing issue, following reports that entire developments of family homes had been bought by investment funds. Senator Rebecca Moynihan, Labour Spokesperson on Housing 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...

Duration:00:05:50

Is Trumps Extended 6 Month Facebook Ban Limiting Free Speech?

5/6/2021
Facebook's oversight board has upheld the company's suspension of former US President Donald Trump in a much-awaited verdict that may signal how the company will treat rule-breaking world leaders in the future. A further review of the ban is to be held within six months. But is the social media platform justified banning Trump? Or is it censoring free speech? Ian O’Doherty Columnist with the Irish Independent & Irish Daily Star & Alice Mary Higgins Independent Senator talked to Ciara. Listen...

Duration:00:07:25

TD Verona Murphy Calls For The Resignation Of The New Planning Regulator

5/6/2021
Independent TD Verona Murphy has called for the resignation of the new planning regulator Niall Cussen, for his “Marxist and Stalinist” policies. Verona Murphy joined us on Newstalk Breakfast. 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:00:06:51

As The Scots Take To The Polls Today What Might It All Mean For A United Ireland?

5/6/2021
The Scottish people will take to the polls today in a vote that may determine the future of their place in the United Kingdom. Who are the runners and the riders, and what might the outcome mean? Conor Matchett, Political Reporter at the Scotsman gave us the detail. 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:00:04:52

55 Years Old And Living In A Nursing Jome

5/5/2021
Earlier we spoke with Ombusdman Peter Tyndall who said that younger people in nursing homes have ’wasted lives’. More than 1,300 people under the age of 65 currently reside in nursing homes 55 year old John Paul Doyle is one of them. This morning on the show Shane spoke to John Paul and he began by asking him what led him to taking up residence in a nursing home. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You...

Duration:00:06:19

Students State-Side Are Celebrating “Bike To School Day” Today

5/5/2021
Students state-side are celebrating “bike to school day” today but is enough being done to promote cycling ar scoil here in Ireland? Our reporter Elaine Smith went out to get the view of the people of Cork and Elaine gave us this report. 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:00:02:13

Sinn Fein Will Use Their Much-Criticised Database System In Bye Election

5/5/2021
Sinn Fein will use their much-criticised Abu voter database system in the upcoming Dublin Bay South Bye Election. Eoin O’Broin Sinn Fein’s Spokesperson on Housing 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:00:10:12