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Morning Ireland Thursday 2 July 2020

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

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

What is the Government's stance on foreign travel?

What is the Government's stance on foreign travel?

Stephen Donnelly, Minister for Health, discusses the ongoing debate about foreign travel during the Covid-19 pandemic and what next steps the Government may take on the issue.

The search for a Covid-19 vaccine continues

The search for a Covid-19 vaccine continues

Professor James McInerney, Head of the School of Life Sciences at the University of Nottingham, discusses the world laboratory collaboration on a treatment for COVID-19.

Schools may not return in full: ASTI President

Schools may not return in full: ASTI President

Deirdre MacDonald, ASTI President, discusses the HPSC's Covid-19 interim recommendations for the reopening of schools and educational facilities.

Assessing the return to school guidelines from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre

Assessing the return to school guidelines from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre

Emma O'Kelly, Education Correspondent discusses the HPSC's Covid-19 interim recommendations for the reopening of schools and educational facilities.

Number of Mental Health centres unfit for purpose: CEO of Mental Health Commission

Number of Mental Health centres unfit for purpose: CEO of Mental Health Commission

John Farrelly, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Commission, discusses the 2019 report showing a lack of services in the mental health system.

Fallout from Junior Ministerial appointments

Fallout from Junior Ministerial appointments

Paul Cunningham, political correspondent, and John Downing, political correspondent with Independent News and Media, discuss the Government's Ministers of State appointments - and Fianna Fail TD Jim O Callaghan's decision to turn down one of the roles.

Importance of music to Irish pensioners in London

Importance of music to Irish pensioners in London

Sean Whelan, London Correspondent reports on the role of music in fostering a sense of community for Irish pensioners in London during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036

Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036

Evan Gershkovich, reporter for the Moscow Times, discusses the referendum in Russia which may see the annulment of President Putin's consecutive term limit.

Fears for the future of Ballyliffin

Fears for the future of Ballyliffin

Eileen Magnier, North West Correspondent reports on the concerns of locals in Donegal who feel not enough is being done to protect Ballyliffin Golf Course from the effects of coastal erosion.

8.00 News Bulletin

8.00 News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings.

7.10 It Says In The Papers

7.10 It Says In The Papers

Presented by Sineád Egan.

8.10 It Says In The Papers

8.10 It Says In The Papers

Presented by Sineád Egan.

7.35 Sport

7.35 Sport

Presented by Darren Frehill.

8.35 Sport

8.35 Sport

Presented by Darren Frehill including an interview with Galway Ladies Football Captain Tracey Leonard who has been working on the frontline throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Business News

Business News

Brian Finn has the latest business news including an interview with Dermot Goode of totalhealthcover.ie.

Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast

Presented by Andrew Doran Sherlock of Met Éireann.

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Programme Highlights

Homeless shelter residents concerned opening hours may be cut

Eilis Sheehy reports from Limerick where a homeless shelter's extended opening hours, because of Covid-19, led to life-changing benefits for some of its residents.

Houseboat owners in limbo over lack of permits

Tommy Meskill reports on efforts by owners of houseboats moored on Irish Waterways to be allowed live full time on their boats.

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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