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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

Eurovision Finally Hits Screens Tonight!!!

5/18/2021
After being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Eurovision Song Contest is back with a bang. Earlier we spoke to Garrett Mulhall, Newstalk’s own Eurovision expert on what we can expect tonight. 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:00:03:02

Becoming A Mother Through Sperm Donation

5/18/2021
Mary Butler came to the realisation over a year and a half ago that if she wanted to become a mother soon, she would have to go it alone! She decided to look into sperm donation to fulfill her dream of motherhood. Mary joined us this morning to tell us about her journey. 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:00:05:08

Doctors On Frontline Trying To Cope With Fallout From The Cyber Attack

5/18/2021
We hear from a doctor on the frontline trying to cope with fallout from the cyber attack. Dr Fergal Hickey Consultant in emergency medicine at Sligo University Hospital and Communications Officer for the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine joined us this morning to tell us how the cyber attack is causing chaos on the frontline. 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...

Duration:00:05:52

Cabinet Considers The Affordable Housing Bill Today

5/18/2021
Cabinet will consider Minister Darragh O’Brien’s Affordable housing bill today. 50% of future housing estates will be reserved for first-time buyers and bulk-buying by vulture funds will be banned in measures expected to be included in the legislation. Michael O’Flynn, Developer and Managing Director of Flynn Group joined us on the show to discuss. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen...

Duration:00:07:28

Report: How The Vaccine Roll-Out Is Going In Cork

5/18/2021
Now, with the vaccination programme continuing down through the different age groups, those aged between 40 and 50 will soon be called to register. Our reporter Josh Crosbie has visited Páirc Uí Chaoimh to see how the roll-out is going in Cork. Listen and subscribe to Breakfast Business 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:...

Duration:00:04:31

New Laws For Rape Case Testimony In The UK Courts

5/18/2021
Rape trials in England and Wales will soon allow pre-recorded evidence from complainants in a bid to help increase conviction rates. The aim under the new proposals led by the UK government are to reduce stress on survivors. For reaction to this Ciara spoke to Caroline Counihan, Legal Policy Director Rape Crisis Network Ireland. Listen and subscribe to Breakfast Business on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to...

Duration:00:04:35

New Housing Plan Goes Before Cabinet This Morning

5/18/2021
Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien will bring the latest plan to tackle cuckoo funds and housing crisis to cabinet today. Will it end up preventing houses from being built? Or is it a step in the right direction? Joining Shane this morning was Labour TD for Louth & East Meath and Labour Party's spokesperson on Finance, Public Expenditure & Reform, Ged Nash. Listen and subscribe to Breakfast Business on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk...

Duration:00:04:01

Could A Tech Shortage Be Upon Us?

5/17/2021
Are we facing a tech shortage? The international shortage of chips needed for tech devices could last for 2 more years, according to the head of IBM. This would impact the production and supply of devices from companies such as Intel, Samsung and Ford, but to name a few. Newstalk’s Technology Correspondent, Jess Kelly joined us 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...

Duration:00:02:25

"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