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Morning Ireland Friday 30 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

Ireland reopens; By-election in Dublin Bay South; Dozens dead in Israel stampede; Arlene Foster resigns as DUP leader and NI First Minister; Fire devastates Killarney National Park; India overwhelmed by Covid-19; Von der Leyen blames sexism for Turkish snub; Unusual Oscars; Decade of commemorations; Grandparents and grandchildren can meet

Morning Ireland, Friday 30th April

Morning Ireland, Friday 30th April

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

Light at the end of the Covid tunnel

Light at the end of the Covid tunnel

Paul Cunningham, Political Correspondent, reports how the easing of Covid-19 restrictions have been playing out and Ciaran Mullooly gets reaction in Lanesboro, Co. Longford.

Optimism must be met with caution

Optimism must be met with caution

Dr Gerald Barry, Assistant Professor of Virology at UCD, reacts to the Government's plan to ease Covid-19 restrictions.

'Individual and collective behaviour is key to success of plan' - Taoiseach Micheál Martin

'Individual and collective behaviour is key to success of plan' - Taoiseach Micheál Martin

Taoiseach Micheál Martin discusses the latest plan for easing Covid-19 restrictions.

Northern Ireland begins to return to some  normality

Northern Ireland begins to return to some normality

Laura Hogan reports from Belfast as many sectors reopen after a Covid lockdown.

Families set to be reunited next month

Families set to be reunited next month

Éilís Sheehy talks to excited families in Limerick, Cork and Laois ahead of reuniting after a long and difficult lockdown apart.

Olympic athletes and officials to be tested daily at Tokyo Games

Olympic athletes and officials to be tested daily at Tokyo Games

Peter Sherrard, CEO of the Olympic Federation of Ireland, discusses the new playbook for athletes and officials at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Litter problem grows as people enjoy outdoor activities

Litter problem grows as people enjoy outdoor activities

Cian McCormack reports on people littering public places during sunny weather.

Dozens dead following tragedy in Israel

Dozens dead following tragedy in Israel

Stephen Farrell, Reuters Bureau Chief in Jerusalem, joins the programme from Israel following the death of at least 44 people after being crushed to death at an overcrowded religious bonfire.

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 Quigley, Head of Investment Strategy & Financial Planning at Brewin Dolphin.

Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast

Presented by Paul Downes 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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