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Morning Ireland Friday 18 September 2020

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

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

The Week In News

The Week In News

A selection of stories from the week: Govt publishes five-level Covid plan; HSE chief plots path through Covid; US wildfires; Can the UK really "disapply" international Brexit laws?; St Mary's redevelopment welcomes back residents; Harsher penalties for conspiracy to murder; Is there life on Venus?; Young Syrian refugee praised by EU Commissioner

Dublin set for tighter Covid restrictions

Dublin set for tighter Covid restrictions

Pat Leahy, Political Editor of The Irish Times, ahead of this morning's cabinet sub-committee which is likely to decide on further Covid-19 restrictions for Dublin.

Last Orders: Dublin pubs and restaurants to face fresh restrictions

Last Orders: Dublin pubs and restaurants to face fresh restrictions

Adrian Cummins, CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, on news that NPHET has recommended that the Government shut down indoor dining in pubs and restaurants in Dublin.

ICU Capacity under pressure as Covid-19 cases continue to rise

ICU Capacity under pressure as Covid-19 cases continue to rise

Dr Fergal Hickey, Emergency Consultant at Sligo Hospital, discusses his fears for the months ahead as capacity is a major issue.

HSE's plan for continuing to deal with Covid

HSE's plan for continuing to deal with Covid

Paul Reid, CEO of the HSE, discusses the latest Covid figures and the plans the HSE has to place for the coming period.

Colleges further impacted by coronavirus

Colleges further impacted by coronavirus

Professor Daire Keogh, President of Dublin City University, discusses the implications of a level 3 restriction phase on third-level colleges in Dublin.

Can the entertainment industry survive the pandemic?

Can the entertainment industry survive the pandemic?

Denis Desmond, Managing Director of concert promoters MCD, discusses the impact Covid-19 has had on the live entertainment industry and calls for supports and limited re-opening.

Lady Gregory: Theatre re-imagined by Druid

Lady Gregory: Theatre re-imagined by Druid

Pat McGrath, Western Correspondent reports on an ambitious staging of one act plays that is underway in Galway, as part of European Capital of Culture.

A Culture Night like no other

A Culture Night like no other

Sinéad Crowley, Arts Correspondent reports on the events taking place to mark a very unusual Culture Night.

100 years on from the 'Sack of Balbriggan'

100 years on from the 'Sack of Balbriggan'

One hundred years on from the notorious 'sack of Balbriggan' by Black and Tans, in which homes and businesses were burned and two local men were killed, North East Correspondent Sinéad Hussey reports on the legacy of the incident.

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 Nick Ashmore, CEO of the Strategic Banking Corporation of 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.

8am News Bulletin

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Vivienne Traynor.

Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast

Presented by Joanna Donnelly of Met Éireann.

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Programme Highlights

Effect of Climate Action Plan on country's electricity system

Robert Shortt, Economics Correspondent, looks at how the national grid will function if the Climate Action Plan targets are reached.

Plans to raise target for offshore renewable energy

Robert Shortt,Economics Correspondent looks at Ireland's offshore power plant, in the second of a three part series on the country's power infrastructure.

How much electricity are data centres consuming?

Robert Shortt, Economics Correspondent, looks at the effects that data centres will have on the country's electricity infrastructure.

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