Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

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Morning Ireland Thursday 15 April 2021

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

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

Taoiseach describes April vaccine target as "challenging"

Taoiseach describes April vaccine target as "challenging"

Paul Cunningham, Political Correspondent, reports on the latest developments in the Government's vaccine rollout plan.

Vaccine boost for Ireland as EU announces major Pfizer-BioNTech delivery

Vaccine boost for Ireland as EU announces major Pfizer-BioNTech delivery

Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, discusses Europe's vaccine procurement and legal action on the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Opposition labels mandatory hotel quarantine system as "chaotic"

Opposition labels mandatory hotel quarantine system as "chaotic"

Róisín Shortall, co-leader of the Social Democrats, reacts to the Government's handling of mandatory hotel quarantine and the vaccine rollout.

Vaccine rollout "still very much on track" - Varadkar

Vaccine rollout "still very much on track" - Varadkar

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar on the Government's vaccine rollout, Covid-19 restrictions and a possible move to a living wage.

Empty planes arrive into Ireland as 16 more countries added to hotel quarantine list

Empty planes arrive into Ireland as 16 more countries added to hotel quarantine list

Samantha Libreri reports from Dublin Airport as new countries are added to the mandatory hotel quarantine list.

Ireland's alcohol consumption ninth highest in the world

Ireland's alcohol consumption ninth highest in the world

Éilís Sheehy speaks to people in Laytown in Co. Meath about their drinking habits during the pandemic and Dr. Deirdre Mongan, Health Research Board, discusses the latest findings on alcohol consumption in Ireland.

Fraudster Bernie Madoff dies in prison

Fraudster Bernie Madoff dies in prison

Arthur Beesley, The Irish Times, looks back on the life of financier Bernie Madoff after the 82 year old died in an American prison following his swindling of thousands of clients.

Appeals to farmers to safely dispose of dead animals

Appeals to farmers to safely dispose of dead animals

Fiachra Ó Cionnaith reports on the problem of those who dump animals illegally

Can you hear the cuckoo's call?

Can you hear the cuckoo's call?

Niall Hatch, BirdWatch Ireland, on the sound of the Cuckoo during this time of the year in Ireland.

7:10am It Says In The Papers

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Fiona Kelly.

8:10am It Says In The Papers

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Fiona Kelly.

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

Petula Martyn speaks to Sven Spollen Behrens, Director of the Small Firms Association.

Weather Foecast

Weather Foecast

Presented by Liz Walsh 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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