Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

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Morning Ireland Friday 27 March 2020

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Rachael English and Gavin Jennings.

The Week In News

The Week In News

Standout stories from the week, chosen by the Morning Ireland team: Latest stats on Covid-19; Govt passes emergency legislation; Opera goes online; What happened in Italy?; Trump says coronavirus over by Easter; McDonalds shuts outlets; Museums and galleries get creative; You Can't Call In But You Can Call

"We are only at the start of this"

"We are only at the start of this"

George Lee, Science Correspondent, reports on the latest details of the coronavirus pandemic, including the HSE's Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan's update last night

Dáil passes emergency Covid-19 legislation

Dáil passes emergency Covid-19 legislation

Sandra Hurley, of our politics staff, reports on emergency legislation that was passed through the Dáil last night to try and tackle the Coronavirus pandemic.

Heart and stroke patients urged to go to hospital if sick

Heart and stroke patients urged to go to hospital if sick

Dr. Angie Brown, Consultant Cardiologist and Medical Director of the Irish Heart Foundation, joins the programme to discuss people's reluctance to go to hospital Emergency Departments at this time.

Spain amongst worst-affected countries

Spain amongst worst-affected countries

Dr. Monica Lalanda talks to us from Spain about how the Covid-19 pandemic, and the continued spread of the virus, is affecting the country.

Covid-19 hitting seasonal workers

Covid-19 hitting seasonal workers

Cian McCormack reports on how the coronavirus is affecting the tourism industry and how thousands of seasonal workers who lost their jobs before they were about to start them may not qualify for new COVID-19 unemployment payments.

Museums and galleries get creative during restrictions

Museums and galleries get creative during restrictions

Sinéad Crowley, Arts and Media Correspondent, reports on how museums and art galleries around the country are continuing to show their art during the closures.

Coronavirus - Getting ready for what's next

Coronavirus - Getting ready for what's next

Liam Woods, Director of Acute Operations at the HSE, discusses how they are preparing for the next stage of the coronavirus pandemic.

EU fails to pass financial stimulus package

EU fails to pass financial stimulus package

Patrick Honohan, former Governor of the Central Bank, joins the programme to discuss the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and what the European Union is doing to tackle these.

Covid-19 In New York

Covid-19 In New York

Colm Flynn, Irish journalist based in New York, reports on how the pandemic is affecting the city where the death toll is climbing steadily and hospitals are struggling to cope.

Coronavirus in the UK

Coronavirus in the UK

Dr Gabriel Scally, Professor of Public Health at Bristol University, describes how Covid-19 is sweeping through the UK with almost 12,000 positive cases and almost 600 deaths.

Siobhán Killeen on having Covid-19

Siobhán Killeen on having Covid-19

Siobhán Killeen, Senior Dublin Ladies Footballer and Radiographer, talks about her illness and recovery.

7am news bulletin

7am news bulletin

7.00 News bulletin presented by Ciara Ní Bhroin.

8am news bulletin

8am news bulletin

8.00 News bulletin presented by Ciara Ní Bhroin.

It Says In The Papers

It Says In The Papers

A look at what it says in today's papers with John S. Doyle.

It Says In The Papers

It Says In The Papers

A look at what it says in today's papers with John S. Doyle.

Business

Business

Petula Martyn brings you the day's business news and also talks to the Banking and Payments Federation's Head of Payment Schemes Gill Murphy, in relation to contactless payments during the coronavirus pandemic.

Weather

Weather

Met Éireann's Liz Walsh presents this morning's weather forecast.

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Programme Highlights

A politician blessed with all the gifts

John Hume's speech to the European Parliament after he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998.

Covid affects St Patrick's Cathedral restoration

Eleanor Mannion reports on the restoration of St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin which has suffered a drop in funding due to the lack of tourists

Animal groups warn of 'pandemic of stolen dogs'

Cian McCormack reports on the increased number of suspected dog thefts, as demand for pets soars under Covid-19

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