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Morning Ireland Friday 27 November 2020

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Áine Lawlor and Mary Wilson.

The Week In News

The Week In News

Tipperary and Cavan deliver GAA earthquake; Who'll get the Covid vaccine first?; Controversy over RTÉ gathering; Thanksgiving in Covid-hit New York; Drop in antibiotic use; Row over five Irish words on headstone; Carlow uniform controversy; Refugees flee to Canaries; Trump berates journalists; Late Late Toy Show

Government set to ease Covid-19 restrictions for Christmas

Government set to ease Covid-19 restrictions for Christmas

Mícheál Lehane, Political Correspondent, previews the Government's Level-5 exit plan.

Government to go against NPHET advice

Government to go against NPHET advice

George Lee, Science Correspondent, reports that restrictions are to be eased despite the hoped-for reduction in Covid-19 cases not being reached.

Further restrictions introduced north of the border

Further restrictions introduced north of the border

Allison Morris, Security Correspondent and Columnist with The Irish News, on new tougher lockdown measures in Northern Ireland.

Hospitality sector expected to reopen in December

Hospitality sector expected to reopen in December

Sally-Ann Clarke, owner of L'Ecrivain restaurant in Dublin, and Damien Allen, one of the owners of The Orange Goat cafés, on the prospect of re-opening the hospitality sector and the issues involved in getting out of Level 5.

Is it safe to start re-opening the country?

Is it safe to start re-opening the country?

Prof. Mary Horgan, Infectious Disease Consultant at CUH and President of the RCPI, discusses the opening-up of the country.

Opposition's stance on reopening plans

Opposition's stance on reopening plans

David Cullinane, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Health, says whatever form the re-opening takes it must be part of a strategy to break out of the cycle of repeated lockdowns.

Donald Trump under pressure to concede power

Donald Trump under pressure to concede power

Daniel Lippman, reporter with Politico in Washington, on an extraordinary press conference given by President of the United States Donald Trump.

A Late Late Toy Show like no other

A Late Late Toy Show like no other

Éilís Sheehy reports on this year's Late Late Toy Show, which takes place at the end of an extraordinary year.

A rap with a message

A rap with a message

Rapper Ste Brown on his collaboration with a Dún Laoghaire Community Garda on his new track that encourages teenagers to wear masks and keep socially distanced.

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 Des Cahill.

8.35am Sport

8.35am Sport

Presented by Des Cahill.

Business News

Business News

Petula Martyn has the day's business news and speaks to Giles O'Neill, Enterprise Ireland Brexit Manager.

Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast

Presented by Joanna Donnelly 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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