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Morning Ireland Thursday 8 April 2021

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

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

Violence continues in Northern Ireland

Violence continues in Northern Ireland

Vincent Kearney, Northern Editor, reports on another night of violence in Belfast.

'Political leaders need to come together to address tension in Northern Ireland' - Simon Coveney

'Political leaders need to come together to address tension in Northern Ireland' - Simon Coveney

Simon Coveney, Minister for Foreign Affairs, discusses ongoing violence in Northern Ireland and Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine list.

DUP says calm must be restored on the streets in the North

DUP says calm must be restored on the streets in the North

Gregory Campbell, DUP MP, says violence can and must be stopped in the north and that the Chief Constable of the PSNI should "fall on his sword".

Some concerns remain over use of AstraZeneca vaccine

Some concerns remain over use of AstraZeneca vaccine

Professor Paul Moynagh, Director of the Human Health Research Institute at Maynooth University, on the assessment by the European Medicines Agency that benefits offered by AstraZeneca outweigh the rare risk of clots that may be associated with it.

Benefits outweigh risks in use of AstraZeneca - EMA

Benefits outweigh risks in use of AstraZeneca - EMA

Professor Fionnuala Ní Ainle, Consultant Haematologist at the Mater Hospital, on the possible link between the Oxford/AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine and rare blood clotting issues in adults who had received the shot.

Molly and Thomas Martens released from prison on bail

Molly and Thomas Martens released from prison on bail

Brian O'Donovan, Washington Correspondent, reports on the release from a US prison of Molly and Thomas Martens, who were convicted of murdering Molly's husband, Irishman Jason Corbett in 2017.

Molly and Thomas Martens 'ecstatic' to be out of prison

Molly and Thomas Martens 'ecstatic' to be out of prison

David Freeman, Attorney for Thomas Martens, gives his reaction to the release of the Martens.

RTÉ staff vote to reject paycuts

RTÉ staff vote to reject paycuts

Laura Slattery, Media Columnist for the Irish Times, on RTÉ staff overwhelmingly rejecting proposals for cuts to their pay.

Covid-19 continues to hit the entertainment sector

Covid-19 continues to hit the entertainment sector

Sinéad Crowley, Arts and Media Correspondent, reports on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on circuses and funfairs.

New Irish novelists included in Irish Novel of the Year Award

New Irish novelists included in Irish Novel of the Year Award

Catherine Moylan, Chairperson of Listowel Writers Week, on the shortlist for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award 2021.

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.

7:35am 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

Adam Maguire speaks to Jason Lalor, Square Europe Executive Director.

Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast

Presented by Michelle Dillon of Met Éireann.

8am News Bulletin

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings.

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Programme Highlights

Integration in education key to tackling racism

In the last in her series on racism in Ireland, Ailbhe Conneely, Religion & Social Affairs Correspondent, looks at how one Cork school has achieved integration amongst students and teachers.

Reported incidents of racism rising in Ireland

Ailbhe Conneely, Social Affairs & Religion Correspondent, explores how the number of reported racist incidents in the country is on the rise

Online racism a growing problem in Ireland

Ailbhe Conneely, Social Affairs & Religion Correspondent, reports on what's been done across sport, the arts, and media to tackle racism in Ireland.

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