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Morning Ireland Wednesday 25 November 2020

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Rachael English and Audrey Carville.

Principal responds to row over school uniforms

Principal responds to row over school uniforms

Ray Murray, Principal of Presentation College Carlow, insists nothing "inappropriate, wrong, or uncomfortable" was said to girls on the issue of their uniforms

'We have got to keep the Irish border open' - Joe Biden

'We have got to keep the Irish border open' - Joe Biden

Brian O'Donovan, Washington Correspondent, on comments from the President-elect of the United States Joe Biden that he wants to see an open border on the island of Ireland, post-Brexit.

Government plans to loosen Covid-19 restrictions for Christmas

Government plans to loosen Covid-19 restrictions for Christmas

Mícheál Lehane, Political Correspondent, reports on the likely plans for the easing of Covid-19 restrictions ahead of Christmas.

Are people shopping locally this Christmas?

Are people shopping locally this Christmas?

Éilís Sheehy has been gauging people's views when it comes to shopping local and getting the economy back on its feet.

Re-opening the country: the views of businesses

Re-opening the country: the views of businesses

Anita O'Donnell, Marbles Salon Manager Limerick, Mark Anderson, Director of Omniplex Cinemas Group, and Mary Meehan, owner of three clothing shops in Donegal, discuss their plans for possibly re-opening next week and their hopes in relation to how easing of restrictions will work.

Who will get the Covid-19 vaccine first?

Who will get the Covid-19 vaccine first?

Fiachra Ó Cionnaith reports on who could get priority for the Covid-19 vaccines when they are available in different countries.

Questions from Opposition regarding Seamus Woulfe appointment

Questions from Opposition regarding Seamus Woulfe appointment

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, Sinn Féin Chief Whip and member of the Dáil Business Committee, and Brendan Griffin, Deputy Whip of Fine Gael, discuss the withdrawal of Opposition parties and Independent groups of TDs from the Committee.

Migrant crisis in Spain further complicated by Covid-19

Migrant crisis in Spain further complicated by Covid-19

Cliodna O'Flynn, Tenerife-based journalist, reports on how Spain is struggling to manage a migrant crisis on the Canary Islands.

Warning that the country's environment is under threat

Warning that the country's environment is under threat

Laura Burke, Director General of the Environmental Protection Agency, says the 2020s needs to be a decade of action if environmental targets are to be met.

Investigation into convicted scammer Patrick Russell

Investigation into convicted scammer Patrick Russell

Paul Murphy, RTÉ Investigates reporter, discusses the case of former barrister Patrick Russell, who was jailed earlier this month for stealing €215,000 from a Kildare businessman.

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.

7.35am Sport

7.35am Sport

Presented by Darren Frehill.

8.35am Sport

8.35am Sport

Presented by Darren Frehill.

Business News

Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire who speaks to Niall Bodkin, Managing Director of the eCommerce Association of Ireland.

Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast

Presented by Paul Downes of Met Éireann.

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Programme Highlights

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

What brought about the investigation into Mother and Baby Homes?

Ailbhe Conneely, Social Affairs and Religion Correspondent, looks back at the origins of the Commission of Investigation Into Mother and Babies Homes

Psychiatrists call for urgent action on gambling

Aengus Cox reports on a warning from the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland of what it says is a concerning rise in gambling disorder referrals since the introduction of Covid lockdowns

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