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Newstalk Breakfast brings you all the news you need to set you up for the day – from politics, business, sport, entertainment and everything in between. Shane Coleman and Ciara Kelly have all the stories that matter, every weekday from 7-9AM.

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Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys is set to announce plans today to outlaw the breeding, importing, selling or rehoming of XL Bullys from October this year.   Speaking to Newstalk Breakfast this morning was Donal Ryan, Vet and owner of City Vet, Limerick.   
With so much going on around the country this weekend between matches and gigs, you may be planning to have a few drinks.  How can we avoid the dreaded fear or hangxiety- the next morning? Ciara was joined on the show by Laura Dowling, known as The Fabulous Pharmacist online.
The Road safety authority have launched a new campaign aimed at raising awareness of the dangerous behaviours on Irish roads . We got details of the new campaign with Sarah O’Connor, Director of Partnerships and External affairs at the RSA.
President Joe Biden held his first solo press conference since the disastrous debate last night at the end of the NATO summit. However before the conference even started he suffered yet another embarrassing gaffe. We get reaction from Bob Mullholland, Campaign Advisor to the Californian Democratic Party.
 “Ireland is addicted to prisons” so says Former Mountjoy Governor John Lonergan  who spoke to Newstalk Breakfast.
Is a child-free retreat the answer for parents looking to reconnect with themselves?  Writer Saima Mir did just that by taking a month-long writers retreat in Italy, away from her husband and three children. Saima explained how she found the experience.
People with cancer are waiting too long for treatment in Ireland. That’s the view of Dr Michael McCarthy, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Secretary of the Irish Society of Medical Oncology who spoke to Newstalk Breakfast this morning. 
Cathal Crotty was discharged from the Defence forces at one minute to midnight He was given was given a three-year suspended sentence for beating Natasha O'Brien unconscious in the random attack in Limerick city on 29 May 2022. Speaking to Ciara this morning was Diane Byrne from Women of Honor. 
The West cork literary festival begins tomorrow, and one author attending is Irvine Welsh, author of trainspotting. Shane caught up with Irvine ahead of his appearance at the festival.
“We urgently need to phase out fossil fuels from our homes and workplaces” those are the calls from the Climate Change Advisory Council on the publication of their Built Environment Sector Annual Review. It's Chair, Marie Donnelly explained why to Newstalk Breakfast.
The Irish Airline Pilots Association is to recommend acceptance of a Labour Court recommendation aimed at resolving its pay dispute with Aer Lingus. IALPA will suspend its work-to-rule at the airline while it awaits the outcome of a ballot of pilots. We get the latest on this with Michael Doherty, Professor in Employment Law at Maynooth University and also Claire Dunne, CEO of Irish Travel Agents Association. 
A study from the Central statistic office has found that less than half of people say they trust the Government and just one in four trust political parties  We discuss the findings with Psychotherapist and Author of What your Teen is Trying To Tell You, Stella O’Malley.  
The Labour party has called for an urgent and comprehensive response to securing and growing creative spaces in Dublin and across the country.  The party claims that “culture cannot compete with capitalism”..  For more on this Ciara spoke to Irma McLoughlin, Interim Director of Performing Arts Forum.
Dublin members of the Fianna Fail parliamentary party are calling for a 24/7 criminal district court. We discuss why with Fianna Fail Senator Mary Fitzpatrick.
The man suspected of killing the wife and two daughters of BBC racing correspondent John hunt has been apprehended.  He was taken to hospital yesterday evening after police tracked him down. The bodies of Carol Hunt and her two daughters, Louise and Hannah, were found at their home. We get the latest on this with Vincent McAvinney, Broadcaster and Journalist.
Not a day goes by that we don’t hear about the pros and cons of the Dublin city transport plan. Will it go ahead? We asked Richard Shakespeare, CEO of Dublin City Council.      
A total package of €8.3 billion outlined in the Summer Economic Statement sets the scene for the coalition’s final budget later this year, Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohue joined us on the show.
More uncertainty for passengers as Aer Lingus pilot’s seeks clarity on the Labour Court’s proposals. We got the latest from Eoghan Corry, Owner and Editor of Travel Extra.
Taoiseach Simon Harris has vowed to intervene to help an Irish woman who has been charged with attempted suicide and consuming alcohol in the UAE city of Dubai The case of Tori Towey was raised in the Dáil yesterday. To discuss further Shane was joined on the show by the  CEO of Detained in Dubai Radha Stirling.
Toll plaza operators should make the All-Ireland hurling final a ‘toll free’ day. That's the call from Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard who explained why to Newstalk Breakfast.
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Darragh Hickey

everything needs to be fucking banned in Ireland hey

Jul 31st
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Darragh Hickey

Such poor hosting. Absolute anecdotal shite being spouted by Regina Doherty, which goes completely unchallenged by the host Ciara. Ridiculous.

May 13th
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Darragh Hickey

jesus christ people are so fecking ridiculous with what offends them

Apr 30th
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