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Morning Ireland Thursday 22 October 2020

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Rachael English, Gavin Jennings Audrey Carville, Áine Lawlor and Mary Wilson.

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly discusses the new Level 5 restrictions put in place to try stop the spread of Covid-19 in Ireland.

New Covid restrictions now in place across the country.

New Covid restrictions now in place across the country.

Political Correspondent, Micheál Lehane tell us about new legislation being debated in the Dáil which would see somebody found guilty of breaching government guidelines subject to a maximum fine of €1,000 and/or up to 1 month in prison. The new legislation is expected to be in place by the end of next week.

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes.

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes.

Social Affairs and Religion Correspondent Ailbhe Conneely has this report on new legislation being discussed in the Oireachtas regarding the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes.

Pope Francis voices support for same-sex civil union's

Pope Francis voices support for same-sex civil union's

Fr Bernard Lynch tells us about Pope Francis who has said that homosexual couples should be protected by civil union laws, in what is being seen as some of the clearest language he has used on the rights of gay people.

The effects the new restrictions will have on retail.

The effects the new restrictions will have on retail.

Jean McCabe, Owner of Willow Clothes in Ennis and Deputy Chair of Retail Excellence Ireland discusses the effects the restrictions will have on businesses across the country. They've called for a clear and comprehensive strategy for the unwinding of the restrictions.

Christmas dinner without the traditional turkey

Christmas dinner without the traditional turkey

Farmers Journal News Editor Caitriona Morrisey tell us about a report in this morning's Farmer's Journal, that explains how a row over funding means local turkey abattoirs will be closed ahead of the Christmas rush.

A different type of Transition Year

A different type of Transition Year

Amy Ní Riada has this report on the Transition Year class of 2020, who are experiencing a very different year to the one they signed up to.

Covid-19 cases rising across Europe

Covid-19 cases rising across Europe

DR Agoritsa Baka, principal expert for emergency preparedness and response with the European Centre for Disease Control explains why Covid-19 cases are rising across Europe.

Government's plans for a CervicalCheck tribunal.

Government's plans for a CervicalCheck tribunal.

Vicky Phelan speaks to Aine Lawlor about the the Government's plans for CervicalCheck tribunal.

New measures in place for Gardaí

New measures in place for Gardaí

Our Crime Correspondent Paul Reynolds tell us about the new measures being put in place by Gardaí.

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.

8am Bulletin

8am Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

7:30am Business News

7:30am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

7:50am Business News

7:50am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire.

8:30am Business News

8:30am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

7:35am Sport News

7:35am Sport News

Presented by Des Cahill.

8:35am Sport News

8:35am Sport News

Presented by Des Cahill.

Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast

Presented by Siobhan Ryan of Met Éireann.

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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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