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Morning Ireland Friday 21 August 2020

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Rachael English and Caitríona Perry.

The Week In News

The Week In News

This week: One man and two children die in Donegal crash; Dara Calleary resigns after breach of Govt Covid guidelines; Secondary school buses to operate at 50% capacity; Philip Nolan of NPHET addresses new restrictions; 194,000 homes without power after Storm Ellen; Hell of a Hooley at BerlinD2; Moyross students prepare for new term

Full Programme Podcast: Friday, 21st August 2020

Full Programme Podcast: Friday, 21st August 2020

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Rachael English and Caitríona Perry.

Calleary apologises for attending golf society function

Calleary apologises for attending golf society function

Aoife-Grace Moore, Irish Examiner political correspondent, discusses revelations a Government minister, current and former TDs and senators, and judges attended a hotel golf function in breach of Covid-19 public health guidelines.

Minister Calleary joins 80 guests at golf dinner despite health guidelines

Minister Calleary joins 80 guests at golf dinner despite health guidelines

Paul Murphy, RISE TD for Dublin South West, discusses revelations a Government minister, current and former TDs and senators, and judges attended a hotel golf function in breach of Covid-19 public health guidelines.

Dara Calleary resigns from Cabinet over Clifden event

Dara Calleary resigns from Cabinet over Clifden event

Mary Regan, reports that Minister for Agriculture Dara Calleary has confirmed he is resigning from Cabinet after attending an event in Clifden, Co Galway, with 80 other people on Wednesday night.

Foley 'confident' over measures for reopening schools

Foley 'confident' over measures for reopening schools

Norma Foley, Minister for Education, discusses the planned re-opening of schools during Covid-19 and the ongoing debate over the predicted grades Leaving Certificate system.

Calls for others to explain attendance at Clifden event

Calls for others to explain attendance at Clifden event

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Labour TD for Dublin Bay North, discusses revelations a Government minister, current and former TDs and senators, and judges attended a hotel golf function in breach of Covid-19 public health guidelines.

Resignation ends Calleary's short ministerial reign

Resignation ends Calleary's short ministerial reign

Kevin Doyle, Irish Independent, discusses the resignation of Minister for Agriculture Dara Calleary.

Biden accepts nomination for White House race

Biden accepts nomination for White House race

Brian O'Donovan, Washington Correspondent, reports that US Democrat Joe Biden has accepted his party's nomination for president of the United States, saying he will draw on the best of the US and "overcome this season of darkness" if he is elected over Donald Trump.

Dispute over moving stricken Kremlin critic Navalny

Dispute over moving stricken Kremlin critic Navalny

Andrey Kortunov, chair of the Moscow-based Russia Council of International Affairs think-tank, discusses the apparent poisoning of prominent opposition Russian leader Alexei Navalny and the separate ongoing unrest in Belarus.

Theatre company brings magic to the gardens and driveways

Theatre company brings magic to the gardens and driveways

Eleanor Mannion reports on a theatre group which specialises in plays for children with special and complex needs

Man and 2 children killed in Donegal road incident

Man and 2 children killed in Donegal road incident

Vincent Kearney, Northern Correspondent, reports that a man and two children, aged 14 and six, have died after the car they were travelling in entered the water at Three Trees, Quigley's Point in Co Donegal last night.

Restrictions for two Midland counties may be lifted

Restrictions for two Midland counties may be lifted

Cian McCormack reports from Kildare, which is not expected to be included in the possible easing of restrictions in Offaly and Laois

7:10am It Says In The Papers

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Fiona Kelly

8:10am It Says In The Papers

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Fiona Kelly

7:30am Business News

7:30am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn

7:50am Business News

7:50am Business News

Presented by Gill Stedman

8:30am Business News

8:30am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn

7:35am Sport News

7:35am Sport News

Presented by Pauric Lodge

8:35am Sport News

8:35am Sport News

Presented by Pauric Lodge

Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast

Presented by Paul Downes of Met Éireann.

8am Bulletin

8am Bulletin

Presented by Tommy Meskill

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Programme Highlights

102-year-old among those vaccinated at nursing home

Aengus Cox reports from Beneavin House Nursing Home in Dublin where 102 year-old Norita Mills was the first to receive the vaccine.

Many Republicans sad to say goodbye to Trump

Cian McCormack speaks to Republicans about Joe Biden's inauguration and why they wish it was Donald Trump

Survivors of Mother and Baby Homes continue to search for answers

Joan O'Sullivan speaks to survivors about their memories and reaction to the Mother and Baby Homes report

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