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Morning Ireland Thursday 17 September 2020

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

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

Covid-19: Cases around the world continue to rise

Covid-19: Cases around the world continue to rise

George Lee, Science Correspondent, looks at the latest coronavirus figures nationwide, after NPHET expressed 'serious concern' over rising virus cases in Dublin and elsewhere; Dr Margaret Harris, WHO, discusses how Covid is doing here in Ireland and elsewhere.

Is Dublin heading for more restrictions?

Is Dublin heading for more restrictions?

Amy Ní Riada speaks to Dubliners engaged in sport, the arts and church services, who could be affected by further restrictions in the capital under the Govt's new Covid-19 roadmap.

Attempting to deal with surging Covid cases

Attempting to deal with surging Covid cases

Dr Tomás Ryan, Neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin, discusses the latest Covid figures and the current strategy for dealing with it.

Economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic

Economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic

Sebastian Barnes, Chair of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, discusses their Pre-Budget 2021 Statement which is being launched today.

Longer prison sentences possible for Conspiracy for Murder

Longer prison sentences possible for Conspiracy for Murder

Helen McEntee TD, Minister for Justice, on draft legislation which will raise the maximum sentence for Conspiracy for Murder convictions from 10 years up to life.

US Democrats keen to protect Good Friday Agreement

US Democrats keen to protect Good Friday Agreement

Brian O'Donovan, Washington Correspondent, has the latest as the UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab prepares to meet the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, about the impact of Brexit upon Northern Ireland.

Students want Leaving Cert grades re-checked

Students want Leaving Cert grades re-checked

Carl O'Brien, Education Editor of The Irish Times, reports that tens of thousands of this year's Leaving Certificate students have applied to have their grades re-checked.

Shamrock Rovers welcome AC Milan to Tallaght

Shamrock Rovers welcome AC Milan to Tallaght

A dream fixture, but due to Covid-19 restrictions there will no fans inside Tallaght Stadium for their clash with Serie A giants AC Milan, Sharon Gaffney reports.

Von der Leyden praises Syrian refugee studying medicine at RCSI

Von der Leyden praises Syrian refugee studying medicine at RCSI

Suaad Alshleh, who fled Syria and arrived in Ireland in 2016, speaks of her joy that the President of the EU Commission mentioned her in the State of the Union address.

Meath teenager enjoys 'crazy' musical success

Meath teenager enjoys 'crazy' musical success

Sinéad Hussey, North East Correspondent speaks with Calum Agnew about his song 'Crazy' that he recorded during lockdown and is now enjoying huge success.

7:10 It Says In The Papers

7:10 It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S Doyle.

8:10 It Says In The Papers

8:10 It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S Doyle.

7:50 Business News

7:50 Business News

Gill Stedman speaks to Dr Ali Ugur, Chief Economist at Banking and Payments Federation Ireland.

7:35 Sports News

7:35 Sports News

Presented by Damien O'Meara.

8:35 Sports News

8:35 Sports News

Presented by Damien O'Meara who also speaks to George Hamilton ahead of a special night for Shamrock Rovers at Tallaght Stadium.

8am News Bulletin

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings.

Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast

Presented by Matthew Martin of Met Éireann.

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Programme Highlights

Early ballots take on new significance for US voters

Brian O'Donovan, Washington Correspondent, visits a polling station in Virginia to speak to early voters.

Can Donald Trump retain the Evangelical vote?

Brian O'Donovan, Washington Correspondent, looks at the important role that Evangelical Christians will have in the US Election

Can Donald Trump win the 'rust belt' once again?

Brian O'Donovan, Washington Correspondent, reports from key swing state Pennsylvania

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