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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 We Use Antigen Testing For Travel?

6/16/2021
Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan will be in front of the Oireachtas transport committee today to discuss the idea of rapid antigen testing in relation to aviation and travel. Should we be using it more widely here? To discuss further Ciara was joined this morning by Prof. Tim Peto Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford. 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:00:05:02

Is The Age Based Vaccine Rollout System Working?

6/16/2021
The HSE has confirmed that around 450,000 people who are awaiting a second dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine will receive it over the next five weeks. Also- Vaccine registration for people aged 30-39 is expected to open next week. Amid growing concerns around the Delta variant, is the rollout moving quickly enough? For reaction to this Shane was joined on the show by Labour Leader Alan Kelly. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and...

Duration:00:08:29

Still No Green Light For Supervised Injecting Centres

6/16/2021
St Audoen's school in Dublin 8 has brought legal proceedings to the High Court in a bid to overturn An Bord Pleanála's decision to grant permission for a medically supervised injecting centre at nearby Merchants Quay. Why is there such opposition to these services and if none have been given green light since they were legalised four years ago? Will we ever see a drug injection centre serving addicts in need? Dr Garrett McGovern, a GP specialising in substance abuse at the Priority Medical...

Duration:00:06:37

Hot, Sweaty And Unable To Sleep? We Can Help!

6/16/2021
Hot, sweaty, and unable to sleep? The rising temperatures have many of us missing out on those precious forty-winks. So, to help avoid mass grouchiness, we spoke with Sleep Technologist Deirdre McSwiney earlier and she gave us her top tips earlier on how to stay cool and get a good night’s kip. 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:00:02:18

Bring Back The Smoke Shed

6/16/2021
The smoking shed should be reinstated on the grounds of University Hospital Limerick. So says Independent Councillor for Limerick City West, Fergus Kilcoyne who explained to Shane why he wants the smoking shed back on the grounds. 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:00:02:51

What’s Life Like For Irish Nine Year Olds?

6/16/2021
Today the ESRI publishes a report which has recorded the development of thousands of young children for the past couple of years. The findings show the 9-years olds developmental outcomes in their physical health, socio-emotional wellbeing, and their attitudes and engagement with school were intrinsically linked with both gender and family circumstances. One of the authors of the report, Research Analyst at ESRI, Dr Desmond O’Mahony spoke to Ciara about their findings. Listen and subscribe...

Duration:00:05:02

President Biden Is To Meet Russian Leader Vladimir Putin In Geneva

6/16/2021
US president Joe Biden is to meet Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland today. With relations tense between the countries, what can we expect from the meeting? For more on this Shane was joined by Professor Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University. 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:00:04:11

A Mother's Heartbreaking Appeal To Stay Safe Near Water

6/15/2021
The mother of a boy who drowned on a family holiday says he is the inspiration behind a new national drowning prevention programme aimed at pre-school children. Amanda’s son Avery was three when he tragically drowned in a swimming pool on a family holiday in 2019. Amanda Cambridge joined Ciara on the show this morning to talk about Avery and the inspiring water safety programme. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the...

Duration:00:06:14

The Hellhounds Have Been Officially Ratified As IRFU Members

6/15/2021
Despite only being established last October, one of Ireland’s first LGBTQ+ rugby teams, the Hellhounds have just recently been officially ratified as IRFU members. Joining Shane on the show to talk about the impact of Munster’s first LGBTQ+ rugby team has made is Vice President of the Rugby Team, Scott De Buitleir. 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...

Duration:00:03:10

Estate Agent Tells Buyers Show Proof Of Funds Before They Can View Houses

6/15/2021
The Data Protection Commissioner has been asked to investigate after estate agent Savills told would-be buyers they must show “proof of funds” before they can view a house. For more on this we were now by Karl Deeter Founder of Onlineapplication.io and a financial adviser/analyst Yes.ie. 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:00:06:24

Why Swearing Can Be Beneficial To Your Child

6/15/2021
Swearing relieves the feelings & can be beneficial to children, so parents should shrug off any concerns about their children’s language. That’s the view of Michael Adams, Provost Professor of English at Indiana University in the US and Micheal spoke 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 listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk...

Duration:00:05:35

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