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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

Near Elimination Of Covid-19 In The Vaccinated Population

6/18/2021
We are now experiencing ‘near elimination’ of Covid-19 in the vaccinated population but 180 Delta variant cases have been confirmed in the country now. To discuss this and more we heard from Dr. Colm Henry Chief Clinical Officer with the Health Service Executive. 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:00:09:37

Minister Simon Coveney Reaction As Edwin Poots Resigns As DUP leader

6/18/2021
Edwin Poots resigned as DUP leader last night after an internal revolt over the restoration of the Stormont Assembly. To discuss this and more we were joined by Simon Coveney, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence. 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:00:08:48

Is It Time To Give Father’s Day A Rebrand?

6/18/2021
It’s Father’s Day on Sunday the one day a year to pat your old man on the back for a patriarchal job well done. But as the traditional nuclear family begins to lose shape, and blended, single-sex, and single-parent households grow in prevalence, is it time for us to celebrate “Father Figure’s Day” instead? To discuss further we heard from Screenwriter and Columnist, Stefanie Preissner. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on...

Duration:00:06:48

New Study Says Gaming Could Be Good For Your Mental Health

6/18/2021
Playing popular video games could help treat mental illnesses. That’s according to Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software. Lero Researcher, Dr Mark Campbell was one of those behind the study and he 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 can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking:...

Duration:00:02:58

Tánaiste Expresses Concerns About The New Maternity Hospital

6/18/2021
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar told the Dáil yesterday that he believes that there are "problems" with plans for the new National Maternity Hospital. Expressing concerns about the proposed new hospital’s governance, he said the land “has not been gifted to the State but to a private charity”. For reaction, we heard from People before Profit TD Brid Smith. 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:00:05:22

The Latest On The DUP Leader Edwin Poots Resignation

6/18/2021
Edwin Poots the DUP Leader is to stand down less than five weeks after taking the party helm. To bring us up to speed is Ben Lowry, Deputy Editor of the Belfast News Letter. 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:00:05:02

Minister Simon Harris On Antigen Testing In Irish Universities

6/17/2021
Antigen testing will be used in Irish universities to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 among students and staff- but what more should happen in wider society? Well for more on this we’re joined now by Simon Harris Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science 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:00:09:31

How Can We Combat Vaccine Hesitancy?

6/17/2021
People who are hesitant about taking a COVID-19 vaccine know less about it and fail to see the benefits - that’s according to a new report out today from the ESRI For more on this we were joined on the show this morning by Senior Research Officer with the ESRI, Dr Deirdre Robertson. 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:00:03:58

The Long-Awaited Climate Action Bill Was Passed In The Dail Last Night

6/17/2021
The long-awaited climate bill was passed in the Dail last night, critics have called it ‘flawed’. Are they right? To discuss this further we were joined on the show by Brian Leddin Green Party TD For Limerick City & Chair of the Oireachtas Climate Action Committee and Independent TD for Kerry Michael Healy Rae. 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:00:08:51

Should White Privilege Be Part Of The Primary School Curriculum? We Debate

6/17/2021
Primary school pupils should learn about white privilege. So advises one teacher organisation in the UK. Should Ireland consider doing the same? To debate this on the show is Head of Study of Religions & Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Islam at UCC Amanullah de Sondy and Brendan O’Neill, Editor of Spikedonline. 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:00:06:45

Should Non-Alcoholic Drinks Be Sold In Off Licences Only!

6/17/2021
We received an interesting email into the show yesterday, about non-alcoholic beverages. It was from a concerned parent who contended that the way these beverages are being sold currently, outside of off-licence areas, is inappropriate. They say it’s normalising alcohol brands, is acting as a gateway to underage drinking, and is circumvention marketing at its best. To discuss this further we were joined on the show by Dr Sheila Gilheaney, CEO of Alcohol Action Ireland. Listen and subscribe...

Duration:00:04:42

Report Finds Approved Housing Bodies Built Over 40% Of Ireland’s Social Housing Stock In 2020

6/17/2021
Approved housing bodies delivered over 3,300 homes, which accounts for 42% of all long-term social housing in 2020. Covid however did take a toll with the figure down 20% in 2019. For more on this Shane spoke to Donal McManus CEO of the Irish Council for Social Housing. 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:00:03:55

Good News For Sun Seekers At Last!

6/17/2021
Good news for sun-seekers at last! Yes, Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan confirmed last night that the fully vaccinated and those who've had the coronavirus in the last nine months can travel abroad from July 19th without the need for a PCR test. Is it time enough for such an announcement, or too soon to safely say? Anthony Staines is Professor of Health Systems at the School of Nursing and Human Sciences in DCU joined us to discuss this announcement. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk...

Duration:00:09:32

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