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Morning Ireland

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Morning Ireland Thursday 25 February 2021

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

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

Teenager in serious condition following shooting

Teenager in serious condition following shooting

Paul Reynolds, Crime Correspondent, reports on a teenager being shot and seriously injured in Dublin last night.

Government hopes to weather storm as public support falls

Government hopes to weather storm as public support falls

Paul Cunningham, Political Correspondent, discusses the latest political developments following the unveiling of the Government's new Living With Covid plan.

EU Leaders meet virtually for summit meeting

EU Leaders meet virtually for summit meeting

Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, reports from Brussels on the UK/EU Joint committee meeting and the latest EU Leaders Summit.

Human Rights and Equality Commission raises concerns over Covid-19 restrictions

Human Rights and Equality Commission raises concerns over Covid-19 restrictions

Sinéad Gibney, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, discusses the Commission's latest report.

Resumption of BreastCheck routine screening

Resumption of BreastCheck routine screening

Prof. Ann O'Doherty, Clinical Director of the BreastCheck programme, on routine screening resuming following a pause in services due to Covid-19.

Massive cocaine seizure highlights size of drugs trade

Massive cocaine seizure highlights size of drugs trade

Michael O'Sullivan, Director of the Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre, says the seizure of 23 tonnes of cocaine destined for the Netherlands reflects the industrial scale of the drugs trade.

Concern over growing levels of knife crime

Concern over growing levels of knife crime

Dr Morgan McMonagle, Trauma Surgeon at UHW, discusses why more action is needed on prevention of knife crimes.

Communicorp Group set to be sold

Communicorp Group set to be sold

Will Goodbody, Business Editor, on the sale of Denis O'Brien's Communicorp Group to Bauer Media Audio.

Government set to adapt new approach to forestry

Government set to adapt new approach to forestry

Fran McNulty, Agriculture Correspondent, reports that the State has fallen far behind in its tree planting targets but plans aimed at tackling the issue are about to be announced.

Government's new approach to forestry will 'set out a vision for its future'

Government's new approach to forestry will 'set out a vision for its future'

Pippa Hackett, Minister of State for Land Use and Biodiversity, says issues with licencing in the forestry sector must be dealt with but the bigger questions about forestry also need to be addressed.

People being encouraged to read for pleasure and wellbeing

People being encouraged to read for pleasure and wellbeing

Éilís Sheehy reports that thousands of people have pledged to 'squeeze in a read' today for Ireland's first national reading day.

7:10 It Says In The Papers

7:10 It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S. Doyle.

8:10 It Says In The Papers

8:10 It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S Doyle.

7:50am Business News

7:50am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire who speaks to Gavin Slark, ?Group Chief Executive pf ?Grafton Group.

7:35am Sport

7:35am Sport

Presented by Des Cahill.

8:35am Sport

8:35am Sport

Presented by Des Cahill.

Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast

Presented by Emer Flood of Met Éireann.

8am News Bulletin

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings.

Morning Ireland

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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