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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

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

Covid Vaccine Rollout Rapidly Gathering Pace Across Europe

5/5/2021
The Covid vaccine rollout is rapidly gathering pace across Europe – Does this mean travel across the bloc will be possible for Summer? For more on this we were joined on the show by Dr Margaret Harris, Spokesperson for the WHO. 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:00:05:35

Could A United Ireland Lead To Tax Increases?

5/5/2021
A united Ireland would cause a financial shock in the Republic which would lead to tax increases or spending cuts while the standard of living would also drop. That was the warning from Trinity College Dublin Economist John Fitzgerald before the Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement. John spoke to us this morning on the show. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can...

Duration:00:07:10

Young Nursing Home Residents Have “Wasted Lives”.

5/5/2021
Younger people in nursing homes have ’wasted lives’ . That’s the view of Ombudsman, Peter Tyndall. There are over 1,300 people under the age of 65 in nursing homes, many of whom say they had no option but to go into care due to lack of support from the State. The Ombudsman Peter Tyndall 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...

Duration:00:03:11

Calls For A National Policy On Sexual Harassment In Secondary Schools

5/5/2021
The Rape Crisis Network Ireland is today calling for a National Policy on Sexual Harassment in Secondary Schools. Their Executive Director, Dr Cliona Sadlier spoke to us on Newstalk Breakfast 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:00:05:28

Students Claiming PUP Doubled To 47,000 Since Last August

5/4/2021
The number of students claiming the pandemic unemployment payment has doubled to 47,0000 since last August. The figures were revealed as a result of a Dáil question by Independent TD Denis Naughten. For more on this we were joined by Adrian Cummins CEO of Restaurants Association of 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...

Duration:00:04:26

Just How Much Of A Threat Is Cannabis To Young People?

5/4/2021
The College of Psychiatrists is warning that cannabis is the “gravest threat” to the mental health of young people in Ireland - with an estimated 45 thousand 15 to 34-year-olds now meeting the criteria for cannabis dependence. Dr Gerry McCarney, a consultant child, and adolescent addiction psychiatrist 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...

Duration:00:05:38

Do E-scooters Need To Be Registered And Insured For Use On The Road?

5/4/2021
E-scooters should be registered and insured for use on public roads. That’s according to Transport Infrastructure Ireland, the State body with responsibility for the national road network. Dr Suzanne Meade, senior engineer in TII’s road safety section was 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...

Duration:00:03:48

HSE Urges Government To Continue With Age Based Rollout Of Covid Vaccine

5/4/2021
It is understood that the HSE has recommended to the government to continue with the age-based rollout system of the Covid 19 vaccine. The recommendation could go before the cabinet for approval today. Meanwhile, the vaccine portal for those in their fifties opens today beginning with those aged 59. Paul Moynagh Professor of Immunology and Director of the Kathleen Lonsdale Institute for Human Health research at Maynooth University Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts...

Duration:00:06:23

Why Tidy Towns Is About Much More Than Picking Up Litter!

5/4/2021
You might think of Tidy Towns as just collecting litter, but in reality, there’s much more to it than that! Ruth Ring, a volunteer with Cobh Tidy Towns in Co Cork joined Ciara to tell us more. 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:00:03:00

Affordable Housing Bill To Be Brought To Cabinet Today

5/4/2021
Minister Darragh O’Brien will today bring the Affordable Housing Bill 2021 to Cabinet, which aims to address Ireland’s dysfunctional housing system. Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien talked to Ciara. 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:00:08:43

Darkness Into Light Will Take Place This Coming Saturday

5/4/2021
Covid 19 has prevented many events from going ahead, namely charity events like Darkness into light. This year however, a pandemic version of Darkness into light will go ahead . Joining us this morning to tell us more about this is Pieta House Fundraising Manager Tom McEvoy. 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...

Duration:00:04:20

TDs Call For National Maternity Hospital To Be Completely State Owned

5/4/2021
Three government TDs have joined a cross-party Oireachtas group set up to lobby health minister Stephen Donnelly to secure state ownership of the National Maternity Hospital from the Religious Sisters of Charity . Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan joined us on the show this morning for more on this. 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:00:05:06

EU Sets Out A Plan For The Return Of Foreign Travel

5/4/2021
The EU is to ease restrictions for those fully vaccinated or from countries with positive epidemiological situations to be allowed travel. The changes could also see people from outside the bloc allowed travel for non essential reasons. As Ireland is not in the Schengen travel area it would not be bound by any final recommendation but could opt in to the rules. For more on this we were joined by Billy Kelleher Fianna Fail MEP. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or...

Duration:00:05:22

Why Dublin is inaccessible and needs to change

5/3/2021
Labour party councillor Kevin Donoghue joined Bobby Kerr to discuss proposals to make Dublin more accessible to people without requiring payment from them.

Duration:00:07:38

Darina Allen's top tips for Summer feasting!

5/3/2021
Darina Allen, Chef, Author and founder of Ballymaloe Cookery School joined Bobby Kerr to give her top tips for outdoor cooking and eating.

Duration:00:07:33

Why counsellors "should be compulsory" in Irish schools

5/3/2021
Dr. Paul Downes, Associate Professor of Psychology of Education at Dublin City University told Bobby Kerr why he feels it should be a legal requirement to have counselling services in all Irish schools.

Duration:00:05:48

"Ireland will be one of the slower ones to move" on introducing the EU's Covid travel cert

5/3/2021
Bobby Kerr was joined by Eoghan Corry, Editor of Air & Travel magazine and Pat Byrne, Founder and Chair of Cityjet for a discussion on the future of the aviation industry

Duration:00:07:29