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Morning Ireland Friday 16 April 2021

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

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

The Week In News

The Week In News

A selection of stories from the week: Vaccine rollout setbacks; Rachael Blackmore makes Grand National history; KBC Bank may leave Irish market; more countries added to mandatory hotel quarantine list; black man killed by a police officer in the US; Covid restrictions ease in the North and the cuckoo calls.

Changes to mandatory hotel quarantine system

Changes to mandatory hotel quarantine system

Micheál Lehane, Political Correspondent, discusses plans to allow vaccinated people to avoid mandatory hotel quarantine and a planned increase in the number of hotel rooms to be made available for the system.

Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland set to be relaxed before south

Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland set to be relaxed before south

Éilís Sheehy speaks to people in Dundalk about the easing of restrictions in Northern Ireland and how it might impact their town and Roger Pollen, Head of the Federation of Small Business, Northern Ireland, says many businesses will have to establish new supply chains as they prepare to reopen this month.

Italian calls for mandatory hotel quarantine to be revoked

Italian calls for mandatory hotel quarantine to be revoked

Paolo Serpi, Italian Ambassador to Ireland, discusses his call for the Minister for Health to immediately revoke Italy's inclusion to the mandatory hotel quarantine list.

HSE  says week has been extremely challenging for vaccine rollout

HSE says week has been extremely challenging for vaccine rollout

Damien McCallion, HSE National Lead for the Vaccine Programme, discusses the latest developments in Ireland's Covid-19 vaccine rollout.

KBC Bank Ireland could exit Irish market

KBC Bank Ireland could exit Irish market

Will Goodbody, Business Editor, discusses the breaking news that KBC Bank Ireland could be set to leave the Irish market.

KBC Bank possibly leaving Irish market is "regrettable" - Minister for Finance

KBC Bank possibly leaving Irish market is "regrettable" - Minister for Finance

Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance, on KBC Ireland's plans which may lead to it leaving the Irish market.

Digital Rights Ireland makes complaint over Facebook data breach

Digital Rights Ireland makes complaint over Facebook data breach

Antoin O Lachtnain, Director of Digital Rights Ireland, discusses the non-profit group's mass action lawsuit against Facebook over a recent data breach.

Boris Johnson vows to get to bottom of UK Greensill lobbying

Boris Johnson vows to get to bottom of UK Greensill lobbying

Dominic Grieve, former MP and legal adviser to David Cameron, on the lobbying scandal engulfing Westminster.

Final preparations for Prince Philip's funeral

Final preparations for Prince Philip's funeral

Enda Brady, Sky News Correspondent, outlines the details for the funeral of Prince Philip in Windsor tomorrow.

Rehearsals underway for Gate Theatre online production

Rehearsals underway for Gate Theatre online production

Sinéad Crowley, Arts and Media Correspondent, reports on how The Gate Theatre in Dublin is set to stream Frank McGuinness' new play 'The Visiting Hour' next week.

Children documenting the pandemic for future generations

Children documenting the pandemic for future generations

Sinead Hussey, North East Correspondent, explores how children in a Cavan school have been documenting their experiences of the last year.

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 Peter Roebben, CEO of KBC Bank Ireland.

Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast

Presented by Andrew Doran-Sherlock of Met Éireann.

8am News Bulletin

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Vivienne Traynor.

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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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