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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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Episodes

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

An Taoiseach Micheál Martin On Northern Ireland Protocol Talks

6/10/2021
An Taoiseach Micheál Martin joined Shane in the studio this morning to discuss the Northern Ireland Protocol talks, polling practices, and the reopening 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 Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Duration:00:20:13

BA And Ryanair Under The Spotlight For Refusing Lockdown Refunds

6/10/2021
British Airways and Ryanair are being investigated by the UK regulator to see whether they broke consumer law by failing to offer refunds for flights that passengers couldn’t legally take because of coronavirus restrictions. Consumer Journalist, Siobhan Maguire spoke to us this morning with more on this story. 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...

Duration:00:04:23

Should Smoking Outside Pubs And Restaurants Be Banned?

6/10/2021
Five local authorities in England have banned pavement smoking outside pubs, restaurants, and cafes, as part of a push to become smoke-free by 2030. With Irish hospitality reopening this weekend is now the time to follow suit? To discuss further we were joined on the show this morning by Professor Luke Clancy Director-General of the Tobacco-Free Institute. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also...

Duration:00:04:59

Reaction To Questionable Polling Practices

6/10/2021
Yesterday Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin defended his party’s practice of having members pose as pollsters to conduct election surveys. Since then, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have admitted to carrying out similar practices and to discuss their prevalence and indeed the consequences of these revelations is Political Analyst, Odhran Flynn. 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:00:06:30

Gardaí should investigate Sinn Féin’s fake polling company -Marc MacSharry Fianna Fáil TD

6/9/2021
The Irish Independent has revealed this morning how Sinn Féin provided party members with Fake IDs and an internal training manual on how to misrepresent themselves as pollsters to survey households before and during elections. Marc MacSharry Fianna Fail TD for Sligo joined Newstalk Breakfast to give his reaction to this story 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:00:04:57

A Dip Before 9 For Parentline

6/9/2021
Parentline has partnered up with Salesforce for a very special fundraising event. Salesforce is encouraging all of its employees, customers, and partners wherever they live, to take a dip in the sea on Friday, June 11th in a bid to raise funds for Parentline. Aileen Hickie, CEO of Parentline explained what it’s all about to 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...

Duration:00:02:17

Advice For Anxious Parents As The Leaving Cert Finally Begins

6/9/2021
A leaving cert like no other kicks off today and while the study might be over for students, the work is just beginning for their parents. With advice on how best to support your child (and keep a cool head) over the next few weeks is Dr. Anne Kehoe, Senior Clinical Psychologist and Chartered member of the Psychological Society 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...

Duration:00:05:20

Proposals To Give All Workers The Legal Right To Paid Sick Leave

6/9/2021
Proposals to give all workers the legal right to paid sick leave from next year will be brought to the Cabinet by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar today. The new bill would provide a “minimum” level of protection to employees who had no entitlement to a company's sick pay scheme. To discuss further we were joined now by Laura Bambrick social policy officer Irish Congress of Trade Unions. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the...

Duration:00:03:03

HSE CEO Paul Reid On The Impact Of The Vaccine Rollout

6/9/2021
The HSE say there has been a rapid decline in the number of cases in people aged over 55, due to the vaccine rollout Meanwhile, a new Covid-19 test centre has opened in Rathkeale, Co Limerick in response to the high number of cases the county has experienced in recent weeks. To discuss all of these issues we heard from Paul Reid CEO of the HSE. 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:00:09:02

Green Light For Travel Covid Certificates Expected Today

6/9/2021
The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is welcoming the expected announcement later today by the Taoiseach that foreign travel for holidays will be permitted from July 19, with the European COVID-19 Certificate to be introduced on this date. They’re also asking that there be no further delay in restarting the travel and aviation industry. To discuss this further we heard from Claire Dunne, Managing Director of The Travel Broker and Irish Travel Agents Association Board Member. Listen and...

Duration:00:03:31