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Morning Ireland Wednesday 20 January 2021

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Audrey Carville and Justin McCarthy.

Full Programme Podcast: Wednesday 20th January 2021

Full Programme Podcast: Wednesday 20th January 2021

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Audrey Carville and Justin McCarthy.

'The Ministers are part of the problem' - Ó Ríordáin

'The Ministers are part of the problem' - Ó Ríordáin

Amy Ní Riada speaks to teachers, parents, and advocates of children with additional needs; Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Labour Spokesperson on Education, says the Taoiseach must now get involved

Union says it did not 'instruct' teachers to stay away from schools

Union says it did not 'instruct' teachers to stay away from schools

John Boyle, INTO General Secretary, explains the decision not to back the re-opening of schools for children with additional needs. Norma Foley, Minister for Education, says she will continue to work with the unions

Virus household transmission 'really hurting community'

Virus household transmission 'really hurting community'

Dr Shane McKeogh, a GP at the Solas Medical Centre in Rathfarnham, Dublin, and founder of the GP Buddy community virus tracker, discusses ongoing Covid-19 trends.

'There's a palpable sense of grief out there' - Fr. Byrne

'There's a palpable sense of grief out there' - Fr. Byrne

Fr Paddy Byrne, parish priest in County Laois, says the impact on families now is immense.

Hospitals move to surge plans to cope with Covid cases

Hospitals move to surge plans to cope with Covid cases

Dr Catherine Motherway, consultant in intensive care at University Hospital Limerick and president of the Intensive Care Society, discusses the Covid-19 situation in hospitals and intensive care units.

First Oireachtas debate on the Mother and Baby Homes report

First Oireachtas debate on the Mother and Baby Homes report

Aengus Cox reports on last night's Seanad debate on the Mother and Baby Homes report, which was published last week

'Field of Flags' set up ahead of Biden inauguration

'Field of Flags' set up ahead of Biden inauguration

Cian McCormack speaks to Republicans ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration.

Joe Biden: A difficult road ahead to navigate

Joe Biden: A difficult road ahead to navigate

Brian O'Donovan, Washington Correspondent, reports ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden as President of the United States

Biden to be inaugurated in shadow of division, pandemic

Biden to be inaugurated in shadow of division, pandemic

Brenda Blewitt, cousin of Joe Biden, the soon to be 46th US President, discusses the family connection and the excitement and build-up to today's inauguration.

7:10am It Says In The Papers

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Sinéad Egan

8:10am It Says In The Papers

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Sinéad Egan

7:30am Business News

7:30am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn

7:50am Business News

7:50am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn

8:30am Business News

8:30am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn

7:35am Sport News

7:35am Sport News

Presented by Darren Frehill

8:35am Sport News

8:35am Sport News

Presented by Darren Frehill

Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast

Presented by Gerry Murphy 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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