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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

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

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