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Morning Ireland Friday 7 August 2020

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

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

The Week In News

The Week In News

This week we remembered John Hume and heard from journalists in Beirut after a devastating explosion: US Senator George Mitchell, Niall O'Dowd (Founder of irishcentral.com), Aengus Cox & guests live from the Bogside in Derry, journalist Luna Safwan in Beirut and Bel Trew.

Full Programme Podcast: Friday, 7th August 2020

Full Programme Podcast: Friday, 7th August 2020

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

Covid-19: Concern as Ireland's 'R' rate rises

Covid-19: Concern as Ireland's 'R' rate rises

Orla O'Donnell outlines the latest advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team, NPHET.

80 virus cases at Kildare factory - many asymptomatic

80 virus cases at Kildare factory - many asymptomatic

Ciaran Mullooly, Midlands Correspondent, discusses the spike in Covid-19 cases at factories in Laois, Offaly and Kildare.

Production ham plant in Kildare stops after 80 staff test positive for Covid-19

Production ham plant in Kildare stops after 80 staff test positive for Covid-19

Greg Ennis, Divisional Organiser with SIPTU, on the need for unannounced HSA inspections at meat processing plants throughout the country and full pay for workers at those facilities who are out sick due to Covid.-19

Concern over Covid-19 case rises in Midlands

Concern over Covid-19 case rises in Midlands

Nuala O'Connor, Lead Advisor on Covid-19 with the Irish College of General Practitioners and Cork based GP, on a letter circulated to GPs in Kildare, Laois and Offaly from NPHET following the rise in Covid cases in those counties.

Localised restrictions not ruled out after case rises

Localised restrictions not ruled out after case rises

Tomás Ryan, associate professor at the school of biochemistry and immunology at Trinity College, Dublin, says Ireland may need to introduce localised lockdowns to prevent a Covid-19 second wave.

'Midlands lockdown' on the cards following surge in cases in Kildare, Laois and Offaly

'Midlands lockdown' on the cards following surge in cases in Kildare, Laois and Offaly

Allan Shine, CEO of Kildare Chamber of Commerce, on concern among business owners following an increase in Covid-19 cases in the area.

Sixteen detained over Beirut blast - prosecutor

Sixteen detained over Beirut blast - prosecutor

Dr Marco Baldan, surgeon with the International Committee of the Red Cross, discusses the humanitarian response to the explosion in Beirut.

Lebanon police disperse anti-govt protesters in Beirut

Lebanon police disperse anti-govt protesters in Beirut

Bel Trew, Middle East Correspondent with The UK Independent, reports on the political response to the Beirut explosion

Low tourism impacts St Patrick's Cathedral restoration

Low tourism impacts St Patrick's Cathedral restoration

Eleanor Mannion reports on the restoration of St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, the biggest restoration project in Ireland at the moment.

Ombudsman notes high number of mortgage complaints

Ombudsman notes high number of mortgage complaints

Ger Deering, Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman, discusses new figures showing the number of customer complaints against banks his office is examining, and their implications for the wider financial sector.

Kilkenny Arts Festival to present live and online music events

Kilkenny Arts Festival to present live and online music events

Olga Barry, Director of the Kilkenny Arts Festival, on the programme of events for the ten-day festival which kicks off today.

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 Damien O'Meara

8:35am Sport News

8:35am Sport News

Presented by Darren Frehill

Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast

Presented by Siobhan Ryan of Met Éireann.

8am Bulletin

8am Bulletin

Presented by Jan O'Connell

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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