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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'.

Language:

English


Episodes

"I needed socks." Queues as non essential shops reopen since Christmas. #Penneys

5/17/2021
Today Monday the 17th of May has been described as a ‘Landmark day’ by Retail Excellence Ireland. 280,000 retail staff go back to work as Non Essential shops finally reopen after being closed since Christmas. Henry McKean is in Navan Town Centre in County Meath this morning which is home to many household Irish names and multinational brands as well as Penneys.

Duration:00:04:01

Will The New Housing Plan Solve The Housing Issues Or Create More?

5/17/2021
A new housing plan will go before cabinet tomorrow but will it solve the housing issues or create more? Financial analyst Karl Deeter joins us this morning with his view on the new housing plan. 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

Will Your Appointments Be Affected By The Cyber-Attacks?

5/17/2021
Will my appointment be affected? Have hackers got my details? All questions that you may have as a result of the cyber attacks of the HSE and the Department of Health recently. Joining us this morning was Chief operations officer with the HSE, Anne O’Connor. 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:00:08:19

The Return Of The Flying Giants

5/17/2021
Good news for bird watchers as a “Flying giant” has returned to Ireland for the first time in 300 years. A pair of Cranes have been spotted nesting in the Midlands and Wildlife expert Eanna Ni Lamhna told us earlier what this homecoming means for our history, biodiversity and environmental efforts. 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:00:02:02

Are We Normalising Childhood Obesity?

5/17/2021
A doctor has expressed concern about children and adolescents who have gained weight during lockdown. Dr Eva Orsmond is urging parents to set a good example to children with their exercise and diet regime and not to normalise childhood obesity. Dr Eva spoke to Shane 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 also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding...

Duration:00:04:32

No End In Sight To Israeli-Palestinian Violence

5/17/2021
No end in sight to the Israeli-Palestinian violence. The UN security council met last night on the seventh consecutive day of conflict in the region which saw more than 40 Palestinians, including ten children, killed in Israeli air strikes yesterday. Bel Trew is the Middle East Correspondent for The Independent joined us this morning with an update on the conflict. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You...

Duration:00:03:43

Have We Dropped The Ball When It Comes To Cyber Security?

5/17/2021
With the HSE and the Department of Health hit with cyber-attacks –have we dropped the ball when it comes to cyber security? Joining Ciara this morning on the show was Minister of State with responsibility for Public Procurement and eGovernment, Ossian Smyth. 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:00:06:32

Ryanair Has Called For The Lift Of International Travel Restrictions From End Of May

5/14/2021
Ryanair has called on the government to lift international travel restrictions in the country from the end of May, for air travel to and from the UK and European Union. The airline is also calling for an end to mandatory hotel quarantine describing it as “unique and failed.” For more on this we heard from Eddie Wilson CEO Of Ryanair. 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:00:06:23

What Is The Best Way To Eradicate Vaccine Hesitancy?

5/14/2021
Incentivize or punish? What is the best way to eradicate vaccine hesitancy? To discuss Pat was joined on the show by Professor Orla Muldoon, School of Psychology at University of Limerick. 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:00:10:50

Culture Vultures Rejoice ! Galleries And Museums Reopen

5/14/2021
Now as we all know it has been a big week for businesses and consumers as society gradually gets back on its feet. This will be the first weekend this year we will see a lot of movement, as inter-county travel is back and certain attractions are open to the public. Our reporter Josh Crosbie has been looking ahead for what's in store for those visiting galleries and museums, in Dublin, this weekend Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and...

Duration:00:05:37

Ireland Has Now Administered Over 2 Million Doses Of The Covid 19 Vaccine

5/14/2021
Ireland has now administered over 2 million doses of the Covid 19 vaccine. The milestone was confirmed by HSE chief executive Paul Reid yesterday while the HSE also revealed that every age group will know by next week when they will receive their Covid jab. Paul Reid 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 the...

Duration:00:09:38

Paris Could Soon Be A Pedestrian’s Paradise

5/14/2021
Paris could soon be a pedestrian’s Paradise. The French capital is leading the way with ambitious plans to become the first mega-city to curb car use and give the central streets back to the people. Should we follow in French footsteps and pedestrianize our own cities, and more importantly, could we? Brian Caulfield, Associate Professor School of Engineering at Trinity College Dublin spoke to Ciara this morning with his view. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or...

Duration:00:05:42

Irelands First Festival Demonstration Takes Place In Sligo Today

5/14/2021
The ‘Wild Roots’ festival is taking place in Sligo today, with a first look at how future Live music festivals can be run in the era of Covid-19. To tell us more about this event Shane was joined on the show this morning by Neil O’Connell, Wild Roots Festival Director. 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:00:03:06

Violence Has Continued Between Israeli Forces And Palestinian Militants

5/14/2021
Violence has continued between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants with both sides continuing to trade rockets. Israeli forces have gathered at the Gaza border threatening their first ground offensive in the region since 2014. At least 100 people have been killed in Gaza, and seven in Israel since violence escalated on Monday. For more on the ongoing situation there we heard from Bel Trew, Middle East Correspondent for The Independent. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple...

Duration:00:05:38

Why Are Lone Parent Families Still Trapped In Poverty

5/14/2021
New research from the ESRI shows income inequality levels are at the lowest recorded in Ireland, but poverty and deprivation remain high for lone parent families. To hear more about this finding of the report Shane spoke to Economist with the ESRI Barra Roantree. 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:00:07:17

Restaurants And Cafés Look For Full Reopening on June 2nd

5/13/2021
A group of restaurants and cafés is calling on the government to allow a full reopening on June 2nd, the same date that restrictions on hotels and guest houses will be lifted. The campaign is gaining traction on social media and one of it’s organisers, Restauranteur Paul Treyvaud joins 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...

Duration:00:05:45

Púca Plans Paused

5/13/2021
Clare County Council has been forced to "pause" plans to erect a controversial statue of a Púca in the town of Ennistymon, after widespread local criticism of the proposed piece that it was "grotesque and scary". The Council proposed placing the 6ft-tall interpretive art piece on a plinth at the end of Lower Church Hill in the town, as part of enhanced tourism and visitor measures to encourage more people to stay there. We were joined by Adian Harte the sculpture and creator of this now...

Duration:00:05:04

Taxes Could Be Raised Post-Pandemic

5/13/2021
Ireland should increase taxes in the aftermath of the Pandemic. That’s the advice coming from the International Monetary Fund. So, what taxes should be targeted and whose pockets are primed for the pinching? Gerard Howlin, Public affairs consultant, Sunday Times columnist and former senior political adviser and Mairéad Farrell, Sinn Féin TD for Galway West/ South Mayo gave us their reaction this morning. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download,...

Duration:00:12:12

Over 30,000 Construction Workers Are Still Claiming PUP

5/13/2021
Figures obtained by Newstalk show that almost 35000 construction workers are currently availing of the pandemic unemployment payment despite the industry being back up and running full time since May 4th. Joining us this morning to discuss this is Director General of the Construction Industry Federation, Tom Parlon. 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...

Duration:00:04:42

Paw Poo Patrol Planned For Cork City

5/13/2021
Undercover dog poo patrols are planned in Cork City as part of a new campaign to tackle dog fouling. Cork City Council’s litter wardens will report for duty in civilian clothes to carry out “out-of-hours enforcement activities” in areas of the city which have been identified as dog-fouling blackspots. Earlier on Newstalk Breakfast we spoke to David Joyce, The City Council’s Director Of Operations. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and...

Duration:00:01:51