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Morning Ireland Thursday 6 August 2020

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Audrey Carville and Samantha Libreri.

Full Programme Podcast: Thursday, 6th August 2020

Full Programme Podcast: Thursday, 6th August 2020

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Samantha Libreri and Audrey Carville.

Anonymity recommended for all sexual offence defendants

Anonymity recommended for all sexual offence defendants

Helen McEntee, Minister for Justice, discusses a new Government-commissioned report on how the judicial system must change the way it treats people during serious sexual assault cases in the wake of the 2018 Belfast rape trial.

Information key in supporting sex assault victims - RCC

Information key in supporting sex assault victims - RCC

Noeline Blackwell, chief executive of the Rape Crisis Centre, discusses a new Government-commissioned report on how the judicial system must change the way it treats people during serious sexual assault cases in the wake of the 2018 Belfast rape trial.

'Virus thrives' in Direct Provision centres

'Virus thrives' in Direct Provision centres

Bulelani Mfaco, spokesperson for the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (MASI Ireland), discusses calls for the Government to help people in direct provision amid concerns over a number of Covid-19 outbreaks in centres.

Death toll from huge Beirut blast climbs to 135

Death toll from huge Beirut blast climbs to 135

Chloe Cornish, Middle East Correspondent at the Financial Times, discusses the aftermath of the Beirut explosion which killed more than 100 people and injured thousands

Anger mounts in Lebanon over cause of Beirut blast

Anger mounts in Lebanon over cause of Beirut blast

Catherine Whybrow, Lebanon Country Lead for Concern Worldwide, discusses the humanitarian response to the explosion in Beirut.

Facebook, Twitter take aim at Trump 'misinformation'

Facebook, Twitter take aim at Trump 'misinformation'

Brian O'Donovan, Washington Correspondent, discusses the latest developments in the 2020 US Presidential Election.

New coronavirus guidance for third-level institutions

New coronavirus guidance for third-level institutions

Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, President of NUI Galway, discusses guidelines for the implementation of public health measures in colleges and universities

Restrictions tightened across Europe as virus cases rise

Restrictions tightened across Europe as virus cases rise

Professor Mary Horgan, President of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and Consultant in Infectious Diseases at CUH gives her analysis of the latest Covid-19 figures in Ireland.

Diminished cancer services and fears of 130pc increase in waiting lists

Diminished cancer services and fears of 130pc increase in waiting lists

Cormac McQuinn, Irish Independent, reports on a backlogs for basic treatment and diminished cancer services will be left in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Campaign launched to tackle growing littering issue

Campaign launched to tackle growing littering issue

Maura Kiely, CEO of Leave No Trace Ireland, on a national awareness campaign launched today, promoting responsible behaviour outdoors to combat an increase in littering across Ireland. For more information, visit www.leavenotraceireland.org

7:10am It Says In The Papers

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Pauric Lodge

8:10am It Says In The Papers

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Pauric Lodge

7:30am Business News

7:30am Business News

Presented by Petula Martyn

7:50am Business News

7:50am Business News

Presented by Petula Martyn

8:30am Business News

8:30am Business News

Presented by Petula Martyn

7:35am Sport News

7:35am Sport News

Presented by Darren Frehill

8:35am Sport News

8:35am Sport News

Presented by Darren Frehill

Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast

Presented by Gavin Gallagher of Met Éireann.

8am Bulletin

8am Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

Morning Ireland

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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