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Morning Ireland Thursday 21 January 2021

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

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

Full Programme Podcast: Thursday 21st January 2021

Full Programme Podcast: Thursday 21st January 2021

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

Biden signs executive orders, reversing Trump policies

Biden signs executive orders, reversing Trump policies

Brian O'Donovan, Washington Correspondent, goes through some of the highlights of the first day of the new White House administration.

Biden calls for unity on 'day of history and hope'

Biden calls for unity on 'day of history and hope'

Thomas Wright, US Foreign and Domestic Affairs expert, discusses what changes in policy we can expect from President Biden.

Covid-19: Incidence rate among over 85s rose sharply

Covid-19: Incidence rate among over 85s rose sharply

George Lee, Science Correspondent, reports on the possibility of longer Covid-19 restrictions

EU leaders to discuss 70% adult vaccination target

EU leaders to discuss 70% adult vaccination target

Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, reports that the Taoiseach will join other EU leaders on a video conference to discuss vaccinating 70% of the adult population by the summer, the threat of new Covid variants and the potential for more coordinated lockdown

Talks on reopening of special schools to resume

Talks on reopening of special schools to resume

Fionnan Sheahan, Ireland Editor with the Irish Independent, reports on the blame game between the Govt and unions and the expected extension of level 5 restrictions.

Galway sees a rapid surge in Covid cases

Galway sees a rapid surge in Covid cases

Tony Canavan, CEO of the Saolta Group, singles out Tuam, Oranmore and Galway City as places of particular concern

'I think people have become blazé because they're not seeing it'

'I think people have become blazé because they're not seeing it'

Martin Ward, a nurse at Galway University Hospital whose parents both died after contracting Covid-19, discusses the need to avoid complacency amid the high Covid-19 mortality rate.

Home-schooling for primary school students

Home-schooling for primary school students

Samantha Libreri speaks to teachers, parents and pupils in primary schools about the challenges associated with learning from home.

Mother and Baby Homes was "too limited" - former UN expert

Mother and Baby Homes was "too limited" - former UN expert

Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, former UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, discusses the findings of the report from the Commission of Investigation into the Mother and Baby Homes

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 Petula Martyn

7:50am Business News

7:50am Business News

Presented by Petula Martyn

8:30am Business News

8:30am Business News

Presented by Petula Martyn

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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