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Morning Ireland Thursday 29 April 2021

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

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

Morning Ireland, Thursday 29th April

Morning Ireland, Thursday 29th April

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

Cabinet to consider plan that will re-open country earlier than expected

Cabinet to consider plan that will re-open country earlier than expected

Michéal Lehane, Political Correspondent, has details of changes the Government is due to formally announce on the re-opening of society and the economy.

'Staged, incremental re-opening consistent with public health advice' - Minister Simon Coveney

'Staged, incremental re-opening consistent with public health advice' - Minister Simon Coveney

Simon Coveney, Minister for Foreign Affairs, discusses the departure of Arlene Foster, Covid restrictions and the issuing of passports

Restrictions in maternity wards expected to be eased

Restrictions in maternity wards expected to be eased

Caroline Cumming, campaigner on maternity care issues, on plans by the Government to ease restrictions on maternity services.

Scissors at the ready - salons get the green light to open

Scissors at the ready - salons get the green light to open

Margaret O'Rourke Doherty, CEO of the Hair and Beauty Industry Confederation, reacts to expected plans for re-opening of hair salons.

Final re-opening issues to be ironed out by Cabinet

Final re-opening issues to be ironed out by Cabinet

Paul Cunningham, Political Correspondent, on the day ahead as the Government is set to finalise their plan for re-opening the country.

Countries send resources to India as Covid crisis worsens

Countries send resources to India as Covid crisis worsens

Jyotsna Singh, Journalist for the Financial Times based in Delhi, reports on the deepening coronavirus crisis in India as hospital doctors appeal for oxygen and medical equipment.

Arlene Foster to step down as DUP leader

Arlene Foster to step down as DUP leader

Vincent Kearney, Northern Editor, reports on Arlene Foster's decision to step down as DUP leader and Northern Ireland First Minister.

Who is likely to replace Arlene Foster?

Who is likely to replace Arlene Foster?

Ben Lowry, Deputy Editor of the Belfast News Letter, discusses Arlene Foster's decision to step down; Fiachra Ó Cionnaith gets the reaction of LGBTQ+ and pro-choice groups in Northern Ireland.

Local reaction to Arlene Foster's decision to step down as leader of the DUP

Local reaction to Arlene Foster's decision to step down as leader of the DUP

Aengus Cox reports from Enniskillen where he spoke to local people and Mark Conway, editor of The Impartial Reporter, about Arlene Foster's announcement of her resignation

'Poetry Day Ireland' celebrates new directions

'Poetry Day Ireland' celebrates new directions

Sasha Terfous, a young Irish poet, discusses the importance of poetry during a pandemic and how 'Poetry Day Ireland' is being celebrated this year.

7:10am It Says In The Papers

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Sinéad Egan.

8:10am It Says In The Papers

8:10am 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

Brian Finn speaks to Ian Talbot, CEO of Chambers Ireland.

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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