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Morning Ireland

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Morning Ireland Friday 5 March 2021

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

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

The Week In News

The Week In News

Is there a link between Covid and stillbirths?; Bank of Ireland closes 103 branches; Limerick party violates Covid restrictions; Yemen crisis "worst in world"; UK/Ireland World Cup bid; Pope in Iraq; Central Bank fines Davy €4.1m; Disinformation growing in Ireland; War of the Windsors

Growing frustration over vaccine rollout

Growing frustration over vaccine rollout

Joan O'Sulivan speaks to two GPs who have yet to received vaccines for their patients who are over 85.

Concerns over possible link between Covid-19 and stillbirths

Concerns over possible link between Covid-19 and stillbirths

George Lee, Science Correspondent, discusses preliminary reports of four stillbirths that are potentially linked to Covid-19, and what was said at yesterday's NPHET briefing.

Pregnant women urged to attend visits as normal and raise any concerns

Pregnant women urged to attend visits as normal and raise any concerns

Prof. Keelin O'Donoghue, Consultant Obstetrican at Cork University Maternity Hospital, says that four stillbirths in Ireland recently may be linked to a condition called Covid placentitis.

Is peaceful protest possible during a pandemic?

Is peaceful protest possible during a pandemic?

Liam Herrick, Executive Director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, wants the Government to issue guidelines for 'peaceful protests' during the pandemic.

Dublin parishes told not to give communion

Dublin parishes told not to give communion

Cian McCormack reports on a warning from the Archdiocese of Dublin to parishes not to give communion after online masses to parishioners turning up inside or outside churches.

Surprise vaccine delivery in Co. Kerry

Surprise vaccine delivery in Co. Kerry

Sean O'Sullivan, owner of Dan Murphy's Bar in Sneem, Co. Kerry, on how all the over 70s in the town have been vaccinated.

Northern Ireland protocol leading to rising tensions

Northern Ireland protocol leading to rising tensions

Peter Sheridan, Chief Executive of peace-building charity Co-Operation Ireland, on the anger among unionists over the Northern Ireland Protocol.

What's next for the Northern Ireland Protocol?

What's next for the Northern Ireland Protocol?

Peter Foster, Public Policy Editor of the Financial Times, on the British Government's unilateral decision to extend the Irish Sea border grace period.

Pope Francis visits Iraq after years of war and terror

Pope Francis visits Iraq after years of war and terror

Sofia Barbarani, a journalist based in Baghdad, reports on how the Pope's visit to Iraq will impact on the Christian minority there.

How much electricity are data centres consuming?

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.

Embracing an unplugged life

Embracing an unplugged life

Eoin Boyle, a teacher who spent three months on the remote Blasket Islands last year, says National Unplugging Day is good for people's mental health

7:10 It Says In The Papers

7:10 It Says In The Papers

Presented by Sinéad Egan.

8:10 It Says In The Papers

8:10 It Says In The Papers

Presented by Sinéad Egan.

7:35am Sports News

7:35am Sports News

Presented by Des Cahill.

8:35am Sports News

8:35am Sports News

Presented by Des Cahill.

7:50am Business News

7:50am Business News

Presented by Petula Martyn who speaks to Colin Hunt, CEO of AIB.

Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast

Presented by Linda Hughes of Met Éireann.

8am News Bulletin

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Vivienne Traynor.

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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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