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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

Should Electric Picnic Be Cancelled For The Second Year In A Row?

6/15/2021
EP is in jeopardy that's if locals in Stradbally are taken into account. 70,000 Electric Picnic attendees are due to descend on the small Laois town in September, but with residents calling for it to be cancelled, revellers may be disappointed for the second year in a row. For more on this, we were joined on the show this morning by Laois County Councillor, Paschal McEvoy. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk...

Duration:00:05:06

Tusla Apologises To Adoptees For Hurt Caused When Seeking Access To Their Information

6/15/2021
Tusla will apologise to adopted people who felt hurt by the agency when seeking information about their identity. Chief executive Bernard Gloster is to appear before the Oireachtas Children’s Committee later today to say that he recognizes, “that many people were left... with a sense of being let down by the State in their search for answers to the most basic questions. To whatever extent any person attributes that hurt to their dealings with Tusla, I offer a sincere apology” Clodagh Malone...

Duration:00:05:26

Protesting Today For The Fight For Mica Redress For Crumbling Homes

6/15/2021
Thousands of protesters from Co Donegal & Mayo, whose homes were built with blocks containing the substance mica, are among those expected to turn out at a rally at Dublin’s Convention Centre. Ciara spoke to Jamie Lee Donnelly of the North Mayo Pyrite Group. 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:00:05:08

"I think nightclubs are gone, even when the pandemic is over"

6/14/2021
Nightclubs across Ireland are still waiting to find out when they can reopen. As pubs and restaurants reopen, there's no end in sight for clubs. And could clubs even have a future now or are their days numbered. Barry Whyte reports...

Duration:00:06:42

Where Are We One Month On From The HSE Hack?

6/14/2021
We are one month on from the ransomware attack on the HSE, which saw many aspects of the health service come to a stand-still. Where are we at in terms of getting all systems back up and running, and how can we protect against a future attack? Newstalk’s Technology Correspondent, Jess Kelly joined us on the show this morning 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 to Newstalk...

Duration:00:02:45

Could We See Tighter Restrictions On People Coming To Ireland From England?

6/14/2021
The government is considering tighter restrictions on people coming into Ireland from Britain to combat the spread of the Delta Covid variant. It’s understood they are extending the period of quarantine for those arriving from Britain from five to 10 days if they are not vaccinated. To discuss, we were joined on the show this morning by Liam Fanning, Professor of Immunovirology at UCC and Eoghan Corry Editor of Air and Travel Magazine. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple...

Duration:00:08:10

Leaving Cert Students Ended Up Being Marked Down In Their Oral Exams This Year

6/14/2021
Significant numbers of Leaving Cert students ended up being marked down in their oral exams this year through no fault of their own due to shortcomings in the way interviews were conducted, according to some examiners. The main reason for the markdowns was due to teachers conducting the oral exams, who were not trained correctly in administering correct examining methods, resulting in some parts of the oral being omitted completely. For more on this we heard from Former Headmaster of St...

Duration:00:05:23

Catholic Primary School Rejects Bishop’s Sex Ed Programme

6/14/2021
A Catholic primary school in Wicklow has said it will not use Flourish, the relationships and sex education programme developed by Irish Bishops, in its classrooms. Lacken National School made the decision after parents protested the programme, arguing that it is “discriminatory to LGBTQ+ children and it does not correspond with the view of the State”. David Graham, Communications Officer at Education Equality gave his reaction to us on the show this morning. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk...

Duration:00:06:26

Men's Health Week Kicks Off Today

6/14/2021
Men’s Health Week kicks off today, and the HSE today is encouraging all men to make some small changes to support their health and wellbeing. Former Mayo footballer David Brady is involved in the campaign, and he 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:00:04:10

G7 Summit Recap

6/14/2021
The sun has set on this year’s G7 Summit. Human Rights in China, climate change, and vaccines were all hotly debated what decisions were made and what impact can we expect them to actually have? Shona Murray Europe correspondent with Euronews spoke to us this morning to recap on the G7 Summit. 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:00:03:28

Minister Paschal Donohoe On The G7 Leaders Summit

6/11/2021
The G7 leaders' summit kicks off today in Carbis Bay, Cornwall in the UK. This comes after a very positive meeting between US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who said they are in ‘complete harmony’ over the Belfast Agreement. To discuss this further we spoke to Paschal Donohoe Minister for Finance & President of the Eurogroup. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also...

Duration:00:08:27

The Return Of Live Music - The First Pilot Event At The Iveagh Gardens

6/11/2021
The first in a series of pilot events took place last night as the gates of the Iveagh Gardens were opened to music fans. James Vincent McMorrow headlined the event, with support from Sorcha Richardson. The return of live music. Gates have just opened here at the Iveagh Gardens for @jamesvmcmorrow and @SorchaRichardsn. Hear from the first people in Ireland to attend a concert here since the pandemic began on @NTBreakfast. pic.twitter.com/dLxiz6GsFo — Josh Crosbie (@JoshCrosbie3) June 10,...

Duration:00:06:38

What's In Store For The Weekend's Weather?

6/11/2021
Sun worshipers have set their hearts on a riviera-style sizzler of a weekend. The blue sky may be beaming now, but is it here to stay? Evelyn Cusack is Head of forecasting with Met Eireann joined us with a look ahead to the weekend weather and what will it bring. 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:00:01:41

The World Health Organisation Are Warning Of An Autumn Covid Surge

6/11/2021
The World Health Organisation is warning of the risk of a deadly autumn Covid resurgence as societies open up and the more transmissible Delta variant advances. Dr. Margaret Harris, Spokesperson for The World Health Organisation joined us on the show this morning to discuss this further. 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:00:05:07

Calls To Reopen Dementia Services As Family Carers Are Under Enormous Strain

6/11/2021
Family carers are under enormous strain and have noticed significant deterioration in the condition of their family members living with dementia during COVID-19, that’s according to a new report from The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. For more on this, we were joined on the show this morning by Aisling Harmon, a carer from Wicklow. 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:00:05:16

The Latest From The G7 Meeting

6/11/2021
World leaders are gathering for the G7 summit in Cornwall this week and one of the key talking points is of course the contentious Northern Ireland protocol. For more on this, we were joined on the show by Sky News Deputy Political Editor Sam Coates. 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...

Duration:00:04:05

This Weekend Sees Some Fans Return To Sporting Events

6/11/2021
Fans will return at a number of sporting events this weekend with 1,200 people allowed to attend Leinster’s Rainbow Cup Clash at the RDS tonight. A thousand fans will attend Shamrock Rovers game with Finn Harps in Tallaght tonight with Cork City’s meeting with Cabinteely also having fans. The events are the first of 16 pilot events with limited spectators while 200 people will be allowed to attend this weekend’s GAA fixtures. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or...

Duration:00:06:28

It's Not A Total Eclipse But A Partial Solar Eclipse In The Sky Today

6/10/2021
People in the southeast of the country look set to have the best opportunity to witness a rare solar event. To tell us all about it is Chairman of Astronomy Ireland and Editor of Astronomy Ireland magazine, David Moore. 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:00:02:54

A Clare Farmer Looking For Love

6/10/2021
A Clare farmer has teamed up with an American dating tour company with a view to getting a wife for 50 Irish and British men in Ukraine. Scariff man James Treacy plans on bringing the group to Ukraine in August 2022 and has collaborated with the website, A Foreign Affair and said he will become the first Irish man to do so. James 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...

Duration:00:05:52

Is The NPHET Stance On Antigen Testing Too Cautious?

6/10/2021
Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan has been called on to appear before a Dáil committee to explain his opposition to the use of antigen testing. A meeting of the Oireachtas Transport Committee yesterday heard from numerous experts advocating their use. Is the NPHET stance on antigen testing too cautious? To discuss this further we were joined by Paul Moynagh Professor of Immunology and Director of the Kathleen Lonsdale Institute for Human Health research at Maynooth University and Gabriel...

Duration:00:07:20