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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

Undocumented Migrants Are Afraid To Enquire About Covid-19 Vaccine Over Fears They Will Be Deported

5/11/2021
As the vaccination roll-out continues there is one community who are afraid to enquire about getting access to the vaccine and that is undocumented migrants. It is estimated that more than 15,000 undocumented people are living in Ireland, with many of them working across a range of sectors. Newstalk reporter Josh Crosbie has been speaking with some of them to hear their concerns, and hesitancy when it comes to reaching out to authorities.

Duration:00:10:34

Should Car And Street Harassment Be A Crime?

5/11/2021
It’s time to criminalise catcalling - that’s what cross-party MPs in the UK are saying as they urge government to outlaw street harassment and beef up anti-misogyny measures. Should we prosecute wolf whistlers and men who harass women from cars here as well? Alexandra Ryan, CEO of Goss.ie gave us her view 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...

Duration:00:04:24

Calls For A Dedicated Public Order Unit For Dublin

5/11/2021
A dedicated regional public order unit for Dublin should be brought back “urgently” that is the call from Daithi De Roiste, chair of Joint policing Committee with Dublin City Council 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: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Duration:00:03:35

Sinn Fein's Private Member's Motion To The Dail Today

5/11/2021
Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien will this week bring forward plans that would prevent first-time buyers competing with large investment funds for houses, however today’s cabinet meeting will come too soon for the proposals. It comes as Sinn Fein will today bring their own private members' motion to the Dail calling on the government to restrict the activity of institutional investors in the residential property market. Eoin O’Broin Sinn Fein’s Spokesperson on Housing spoke to us this...

Duration:00:09:22

Shane’s Gets His Lockdown Haircut!

5/10/2021
Barbers across the country are reopening their doors today and Shane is in Menspire on Aungier Street in Dublin to get his haircut. 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:00:04:41

Twitter Introduces A 'Tip Jar'

5/10/2021
Twitter has introduced a new feature called ‘Tip Jar’ that allows users to send money to those who post entreating, enjoyable or informative content. Newstalk’s Technology Correspondent, Jess Kelly joined us now with the details. 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:00:03:20

First Time Buyers Will be locked Out Of The Housing Market

5/10/2021
Covid and the Affordable Housing Bill could keep first time buyers locked out of the property market for years to come. That’s the view of Kieran McQuinn, ESRI Research Professor who says that the only way to actually ease the housing crisis is to double state funding for construction and Kieran 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...

Duration:00:05:19

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar On A Significant Day For Businesses

5/10/2021
It’s a significant day for the reopening cultural locations, personal services including barbers and hairdressers and click and collect non-essential retail reopens. Overall this week will see 12,000 businesses reopen and 100,000 people return to work. Leo Varadkar, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment 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:00:09:06

Is Paddy Whacking The Last Acceptable Form Of Racism?

5/10/2021
Kevin Maher, The Chief Film Critic of The Times of London says the film presents a view of Ireland that is anti-Irish and thinks it should come with a “content advisory” warning to caution viewers that what they are about to see is “racial stereotyping of the highest order”. Kevin joined us this morning to discuss his view. 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:00:05:49

Is Scottish Independence Now Imminent?

5/10/2021
"Historic and Extraordinary." That’s how Scottish National Party Leader, Nicola Sturgeon described their fourth consecutive win at the election polls and though Independence wasn’t on the ballot, it is certainly on the agenda. Ivan McKee, SNP politician and Minister for Trade, Innovation and Public Finance 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...

Duration:00:03:37

Ireland Falling Behind EU Counterparts On Mental Health Treatment

5/10/2021
Ireland is an “outlier” when it comes to psychiatric treatment compared to our EU counterparts according to the Irish Hospital Consultants Association. They say that 30% of permanent consultant psychiatrist posts are vacant while we only have 22 adult acute mental health beds per 100,000 population compared to EU mean of 70 per 100,000. To discuss further we heard from Dr Anne Doherty Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at the Mater & Associate Professor UCD. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk...

Duration:00:03:22

Businesses Are Reopening Their Doors Today

5/10/2021
It’s a great day today as many businesses around the country get to reopen their doors after 4 months closed. Some of the businesses reopening are hairdressers, barbers, personal services like beauty salons and click and collect is also returning today. Joining us this morning to tell us how today feels as businesses opens their doors was Kevin Robbins, owner of Custom Cuts in Athlone, Emma Murphy, Owner of Fox Beauty, Limerick and Martina O’Donovan, owner of Harper Boutique, also has a...

Duration:00:06:45

"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