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Morning Ireland

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Morning Ireland Friday 18 September 2020

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Gavin Jennings and Bryan Dobson.

The Week In News

The Week In News

A selection of stories from the week, as chosen by the Morning Ireland team

Dublin set for tighter Covid restrictions

Dublin set for tighter Covid restrictions

Pat Leahy, Political Editor of The Irish Times, ahead of this morning's cabinet sub-committee which is likely to decide on further Covid-19 restrictions for Dublin.

Last Orders: Dublin pubs and restaurants to face fresh restrictions

Last Orders: Dublin pubs and restaurants to face fresh restrictions

Adrian Cummins, CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, on news that NPHET has recommended that the Government shut down indoor dining in pubs and restaurants in Dublin.

ICU Capacity under pressure as Covid-19 cases continue to rise

ICU Capacity under pressure as Covid-19 cases continue to rise

Dr Fergal Hickey, Emergency Consultant at Sligo Hospital, discusses his fears for the months ahead as capacity is a major issue.

HSE's plan for continuing to deal with Covid

HSE's plan for continuing to deal with Covid

Paul Reid, CEO of the HSE, discusses the latest Covid figures and the plans the HSE has to place for the coming period.

Colleges further impacted by coronavirus

Colleges further impacted by coronavirus

Professor Daire Keogh, President of Dublin City University, discusses the implications of a level 3 restriction phase on third-level colleges in Dublin.

Can the entertainment industry survive the pandemic?

Can the entertainment industry survive the pandemic?

Denis Desmond, Managing Director of concert promoters MCD, discusses the impact Covid-19 has had on the live entertainment industry and calls for supports and limited re-opening.

Lady Gregory: Theatre re-imagined by Druid

Lady Gregory: Theatre re-imagined by Druid

Pat McGrath, Western Correspondent reports on an ambitious staging of one act plays that is underway in Galway, as part of European Capital of Culture.

A Culture Night like no other

A Culture Night like no other

Sinéad Crowley, Arts Correspondent reports on the events taking place to mark a very unusual Culture Night.

100 years on from the 'Sack of Balbriggan'

100 years on from the 'Sack of Balbriggan'

One hundred years on from the notorious 'sack of Balbriggan' by Black and Tans, in which homes and businesses were burned and two local men were killed, North East Correspondent Sinéad Hussey reports on the legacy of the incident.

7:10 It Says In The Papers

7:10 It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S. Doyle.

8:10 It Says In The Papers

8:10 It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S. Doyle.

7:50 Business News

7:50 Business News

Gill Stedman speaks to Nick Ashmore, CEO of the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland.

7:35 Sports News

7:35 Sports News

Presented by Damien O'Meara.

8:35 Sports News

8:35 Sports News

Presented by Damien O'Meara.

8am News Bulletin

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Vivienne Traynor.

Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast

Presented by Joanna Donnelly of Met Éireann.

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Programme Highlights

Is it okay to laugh during a pandemic?

Ailbhe Conneely, Social Affairs Correspondent, finds out if it's possible to laugh in these stressful times and the benefits that might flow from it.

Study abroad offers alternative to CAO

Cian McCormack reports on advice to those awaiting the offers and how Poland has been an option for some students, ahead of CAO offers on Friday.

Can James Bond rescue the cinema industry?

Helen O'Hara, Empire Magazine Film Journalist, discusses the release of the 'No Time To Die' trailer, featuring Daniel Craig in his final 007 contribution to the franchise.

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