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Morning Ireland Monday 11 January 2021

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Rachael English and Gavin Jennings.

ICU patient numbers around the country continue to rise

ICU patient numbers around the country continue to rise

Neal Donohue,the INMO's Industrial Relations Officer for the North West, on staff shortages and capacity issues at Letterkenny University Hospital; Dr. Michael Power, Clinical Lead with the National Clinical Programme for Critical Care, discusses the high demand for ICU beds nationwide.

Letterkenny Hospital apologises to patients for treatment delays

Letterkenny Hospital apologises to patients for treatment delays

Tony Canavan, CEO of Saolta Group, on staff shortages and capacity at Letterkenny University Hospital following 'an extremely busy weekend'; Vincent Kearney, Northern Correspondent, on the warning from health trusts that, by the third week of January, hospitals could be dealing with double the current number of COVID-19 patients.

Hospital staff receiving and administering Covid-19 vaccine

Hospital staff receiving and administering Covid-19 vaccine

Professor Shane Higgins, Master of the National Maternity Hospital, on the vaccination of over 1,000 staff members over a three-day period last week.

Taoiseach expected to apologise for wrongs committed in Mother and Baby Homes

Taoiseach expected to apologise for wrongs committed in Mother and Baby Homes

Ailbhe Conneely, Social Affairs and Religion correspondent, reports on the publication tomorrow of the report by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes.

Adoption rights group expresses concerns over report

Adoption rights group expresses concerns over report

Susan Lohan, co-founder of the Adoption Rights Alliance and member of the Collaborative Forum on Mother and Baby Homes, says yesterday's leak of the report gives her cause for concern that big issues might have been avoided

Restoration of Stormont, one year on

Restoration of Stormont, one year on

Julian Smith, former Northern Ireland Secretary of State and current MP for Skipton and Ripon, looks back on a year of power-sharing in the Northern Ireland Executive, which was restored last year following a three-year suspension.

Major Ringaskiddy fire

Major Ringaskiddy fire

Seamus McGrath, Cork County Councillor and former Cork County Mayor, discusses the large weekend fire at a grain store in Ringaskiddy and calls for an emergency response plan for the area.

Appeals to people to stop visiting the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains

Appeals to people to stop visiting the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains

Valerie Hayes, spokesperson for Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue team, appeals to the public to obey the 5km rule and not break restrictions to venture into the mountains.

Stolen dog reunited with Cork family

Stolen dog reunited with Cork family

Bernard Ahern, from Midleton in Co. Cork, says his family is overjoyed after being reunited with their dog Ruby who had been stolen and taken to the UK.

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.

7:50am Business News

7:50am Business News

Petula Martyn has the day's business news and speaks to Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland.

7:35am Sports News

7:35am Sports News

Presented by Darren Frehill.

8:35am Sports News

8:35am Sports News

Presented by Darren Frehill.

Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast

Presented by Joanna Donnelly of Met Éireann.

8am Bulletin

8am Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings.

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Programme Highlights

How to make a flipping good pancake

Cillian Sherlock learns how to make the perfect pancake, and finds out why we eat them on the same day every year

Is it hate speech or free speech?

Aengus Cox reports on the debate of freedom of speech online, and the recent tech giants' shutdown of social media platform, Parler

Kevin In The Pink to light up galleries in Kerry

Amy Ní Riada reports from Kerry where Kevin In the Pink, by 17 year-old Casey Etherton, from Caherdaniel, will go on display. The oil painting won the 2020 Texaco Children's Art Competition

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