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Morning Ireland Wednesday 21 April 2021

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Gavin Jennings and Mary Wilson.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021

Wednesday, 21st April 2021

Live news and sports weather and traffic, presented Gavin Jennings and Mary Wilson.

Derek Chauvin found guilty on all charges in George Floyd death

Derek Chauvin found guilty on all charges in George Floyd death

Brian O'Donovan, Washington Correspondent, reports from Minneapolis where jurors have found Derek Chauvin guilty of all charges over George Floyd's death.

'We need systemic change, the police need to be reconfigured' -US reaction to Chauvin trial

'We need systemic change, the police need to be reconfigured' -US reaction to Chauvin trial

Jamila Jefferson-Jones, Professor of Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, reacts to the guilty verdicts in the Derek Chauvin murder trial.

Further calls for policing reform after Chauvin verdict

Further calls for policing reform after Chauvin verdict

Nikki Jones, Professor pf American Studies at the University of California Berkeley, and Dr. Ebun Joseph, Director of the Institute of Anti-Racism and Black Studies at UCD, discuss what they feel might come out of the guilty verdicts in the Derek Chauvin murder trial.

EMA says Johnson & Johnson vaccine benefits outweigh risks

EMA says Johnson & Johnson vaccine benefits outweigh risks

Dr Denis O'Keeffe, Consultant Haematologist at University Hospital Limerick discusses the EMA's findings on the Johnson & Johnson covid-19 vaccine.

HSE refuses to answer whether or not vaccine targets will be reached

HSE refuses to answer whether or not vaccine targets will be reached

Fergal Bowers, Health Correspondent, reports on the latest in the vaccine rollout as Astrazeneca cuts another scheduled delivery.

Two healthcare workers forced to leave employment

Two healthcare workers forced to leave employment

Laura Fletcher reports on how two healthcare workers had to give up their nursing home jobs because a HSE accommodation scheme was no longer available to them.

Three men appear before Special Criminal Court over Regency Hotel attack

Three men appear before Special Criminal Court over Regency Hotel attack

Paul Reynolds, crime correspondent, discusses developments in the 2016 Regency Hotel case, including a European arrest warrant and separate arrests in the past 24 hours.

PSNI say booby trap bomb in Derry could have killed officer and her young child

PSNI say booby trap bomb in Derry could have killed officer and her young child

Mark Lindsay, Chair of the Police Federation for Northern Ireland condemns an attempt to murder a police officer after a booby trap bomb was planted outside her home in Derry..

Super League sinks as fans bite back

Super League sinks as fans bite back

Jonathan Wilson, football writer for The Guardian and Sports Illustrated, discusses a night of drama surrounding the controversial European Super League plan, resignations, and what happens next.

President Biden to call on world leaders to do more to tackle climate change

President Biden to call on world leaders to do more to tackle climate change

Dr Diramuid Torney, Associate Professor in the School of Law and Government at DCU, discusses the week's climate stories ahead of Joe Biden's Leaders Summit.

Question mark remains over Gaeltacht summer schools

Question mark remains over Gaeltacht summer schools

Joan O'Sullivan reports on whether Irish language summer schools may or may not be in operation this year.

7:10am It Says In The Papers

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S. Doyle.

8:10am It Says In The Papers

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S. Doyle.

7:35am Sports News

7:35am Sports News

Presented by Pauric Lodge.

8:35am Sports News

8:35am Sports News

Presented by Pauric Lodge.

7:50am Business News

7:50am Business News

Petula Martyn speaks to John Jordan, CEO of Ornua and Padraic McElwee, Chair of the Network of Local Enterprise Offices.

Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast

Presented by Paul Downes of Met Éireann.

8am News Bulletin

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings.

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Programme Highlights

Effect of Climate Action Plan on country's electricity system

Robert Shortt, Economics Correspondent, looks at how the national grid will function if the Climate Action Plan targets are reached.

Plans to raise target for offshore renewable energy

Robert Shortt,Economics Correspondent looks at Ireland's offshore power plant, in the second of a three part series on the country's power infrastructure.

How much electricity are data centres consuming?

Robert Shortt, Economics Correspondent, looks at the effects that data centres will have on the country's electricity infrastructure.

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