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Morning Ireland Wednesday 21 October 2020

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Gavin Jennings and Mary Wilson.

Full Programme Podcast: Wednesday, 21st October 2020

Full Programme Podcast: Wednesday, 21st October 2020

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Gavin Jennings and Mary Wilson.

Small businesses will be supported - Donohoe

Small businesses will be supported - Donohoe

Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance, discusses the economic impact of Covid-19 on the country as he expects this year's budget deficit to reach €23 billion.

People who tested positive at weekend to alert contacts

People who tested positive at weekend to alert contacts

Dr Denis McCauley, chair of the GP Committee of the Irish Medical Organisation, discusses how some Covid cases are being asked to contact their own close contacts.

Covid restrictions to push Budget deficit up to €23bn

Covid restrictions to push Budget deficit up to €23bn

Seamus Coffey, UCC economist and former chair of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, assesses the challenges facing the economy as a budget deficit of €23 billion is predicted for this year.

€500 on-the-spot fines for breaches of restrictions

€500 on-the-spot fines for breaches of restrictions

Paul Cunningham, Political Correspondent, reports on the introduction of fines for those who breach COVID-19 regulations under new legislation.

Early ballots take on new significance for US voters

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.

Hospital launch 'Keep in Touch' email service for patients

Hospital launch 'Keep in Touch' email service for patients

Cian McCormack reports on an initiative at South Tipperary General Hospital to keep patients in touch with friends and family.

"We did not have enough staff to deal with demand"

"We did not have enough staff to deal with demand"

Ms Niamh O'Beirne, National Lead for Testing and Tracing, HSE, tells us that it is important to prioritise the most recent cases as quickly as possible.

'Substantial changes' in Covid-19 hospitalisation rate

'Substantial changes' in Covid-19 hospitalisation rate

Professor Philip Nolan, chair of the NPHET Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, on the measure of success as Ireland prepares for level 5 restrictions to suppress Covid-19.

From midnight gyms will close for the next six weeks

From midnight gyms will close for the next six weeks

Fiachra Ó Cionnaith reports from one gym in Dublin before all gyms close for six weeks.

Spacecraft lands on asteroid to collect rock samples

Spacecraft lands on asteroid to collect rock samples

Frances McCarthy, Education and Outreach Officer at CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, discusses the successful asteroid sample return mission.

7:10am It Says In The Papers

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S. Doyle

8:10am It Says In The Papers

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S. Doyle

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 Matthew Martin of Met Éireann.

8am Bulletin

8am Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

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Programme Highlights

Will Santa bring Irish-made toys this Christmas?

Gill Stedman speaks to Irish toy companies about some of the products they're hoping will be a hit this Christmas

South Kerry greenway granted planning permission

Amy Ní Riada reports from Glenbeigh with reaction to An Bord Pleanála granting permission for a controversial greenway in South Kerry.

Call for national plan to help children of alcoholics

Ireland has called for a national strategy to help children who are growing up in households where parents are abusing alcohol.

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