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Morning Ireland

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Morning Ireland Friday 15 January 2021

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

Survivors react to Mother and Baby Homes report; Trump impeached for second time; Crowds hit the snow in Wicklow mountains; Coercion of children into crime to be made illegal; Driving 80k for a burger; A return to homeschooling; Banks to develop app; Uganda elections; Vaccination at the NMH; Ruby the stolen dog comes home

NPHET says difficult times ahead in fight against Covid-19

NPHET says difficult times ahead in fight against Covid-19

George Lee, Science Correspondent, reports on the latest NPHET briefing as 3,955 new cases of Covid-19 and 28 further deaths related to the virus were reported.

HSE dealing with severe pressure and staff shortages

HSE dealing with severe pressure and staff shortages

Professor Conor Deasy, Clinical Lead in Emergency Medicine at CUH, discusses the impact Covid is having on the hospital.

Vaccine rollout differs across European countries

Vaccine rollout differs across European countries

Fiachra Ó Cionnaith reports on how the Covid-19 vaccine rollout is going in some EU countries.

Hospital group overwhelmed by current emergency situation

Hospital group overwhelmed by current emergency situation

Colette Cowan, CEO of the UL Hospital Group, on the 'difficult emergency situation' at University Hospital Limerick.

Revenue issues workers with 2020 tax bills

Revenue issues workers with 2020 tax bills

Gill Stedman reports that over 600,000 people will receive tax bills through their Revenue online accounts.

New Government scheme could see more and more remote working

New Government scheme could see more and more remote working

Cian McCormack gets reaction to a new Government strategy to legislate to give workers the right to request to work from home.

Fines issued for breaching Covid-19 restrictions

Fines issued for breaching Covid-19 restrictions

Paul Reynolds, Crime Correspondent, on fines issued by Gardaí to people breaching Covid-19 restrictions this week, including one incident where three people drove 80km for burgers.

Brexit impact upon tariffs on goods coming from Britain

Brexit impact upon tariffs on goods coming from Britain

Linda Slattery, Head of Brexit Strategy with Revenue, discusses the issues which importers and hauliers have been having at ports since the start of the new trading relationship.

New legislation would make it a crime to coerce children into crime

New legislation would make it a crime to coerce children into crime

Dr. Johnny Connolly, of the University of Limerick Centre for Crime, Justice and Victim studies, and author of the Building Community Resilience report, discusses the introduction of proposed legislation which would criminalise the coercion of children into criminal activity.

Biden releases details of $1.9tn stimulus plan

Biden releases details of $1.9tn stimulus plan

Matt Klink, Republican political strategist, discusses the latest from the US ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration.

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

Adam Maguire has the day's business news and speaks to Joe O'Toole, Chair Metamo Credit Union.

7:35am Sports News

7:35am Sports News

Presented by Des Cahill.

8:35am Sports News

8:35am Sports News

Presented by Des Cahill.

Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast

Presented by Paul Downes of Met Éireann.

8am Bulletin

8am Bulletin

Presented by Susan Jackson.

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Programme Highlights

Effect of Climate Action Plan on country's electricity system

Robert Shortt, Economics Correspondent, looks at how the national grid will function if the Climate Action Plan targets are reached.

Plans to raise target for offshore renewable energy

Robert Shortt,Economics Correspondent looks at Ireland's offshore power plant, in the second of a three part series on the country's power infrastructure.

How much electricity are data centres consuming?

Robert Shortt, Economics Correspondent, looks at the effects that data centres will have on the country's electricity infrastructure.

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