Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

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Morning Ireland Tuesday 23 February 2021

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Rachael English, Gavin Jennings Audrey Carville, Áine Lawlor and Mary Wilson.

Revised Living with Covid-19 Plan

Revised Living with Covid-19 Plan

Paul Cunningham, Political Correspondent on last night's cabinet sub-committee meeting which met to finalise the Government's plan for living with Covid-19.

Business anxieties ahead of new Covid-19 plan

Business anxieties ahead of new Covid-19 plan

Fiachra Ó Cionnaith speaks with people working in sectors that have been hit by restrictions and asks them what they are hoping to hear in today's plan.

Can children safely return to school?

Can children safely return to school?

Dr. Clíona Ní Cheallaigh, Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine Physician at St. James's Hospital in Dublin, discusses the issues that the government will need to factot into its latest Living With Covid plan.

Childcare providers want further clarification before return

Childcare providers want further clarification before return

Teresa Heeney, CEO of Early Childhood Ireland, discusses the possible reopening of childcare services and schools on a phased basis.

Evidence shows vaccines are working

Evidence shows vaccines are working

James McInerney, head of the School of Life Sciences at the University of Nottingham, says evidence now clearly shows that vaccines are having a real effect on transmission of Covid-19.

How will Easter 2021 be celebrated?

How will Easter 2021 be celebrated?

Father Tim Hazelwood, spokesperson for the Association of Catholic Priests, says they would be seriously concerned if churches were reopened for masses at Easter.

Calls for further protection of children online

Calls for further protection of children online

Tanya Ward, CEO of the Children's Rights Alliance, on the need for an online Safety Commissioner to protect children, especially in the context of Covid-19.

New Public Service Pay agreement

New Public Service Pay agreement

Ingrid Miley, Industry & Employment Correspondent, reports on the new proposed public service agreement that is to be ratified after the largest public service union Fórsa voted to back it.

Rules to avoid house price inflation are paying off

Rules to avoid house price inflation are paying off

Kieran McQuinn, Research Professor with the ESRI, says that mortgage lending rules put in place by the Central Bank six years ago are helping to keep house price inflation down.

Poor weather conditions in the south of the country

Poor weather conditions in the south of the country

Paschal Sheehy, Southern Editor, on warnings of possible flooding in the south of the country.

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 Jenny Melia of Enterprise Ireland.

7.35am Sport

7.35am Sport

Presented by Darren Frehill.

8.35am Sport

8.35am Sport

Presented by Darren Frehill.

Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast

Presented by Elizabeth Coleman of Met Éireann.

8am News Bulletin

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings.

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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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