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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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The sun is shining this morning, its the middle of June what else should we be talking about except Christmas of course!!  There is a search for the next panto star! Alan Hughes brings us the details.
 Aer Lingus pilots to start work-to-rule next week as they refuse to work overtime, in a mov6711 e that will cause disruption to thousands of passengers at the busiest time of the year for the airline.   Speaking to Jonathan this morning on the show was Paul Hackett, Vice President of the Irish Travel Agents Association and CEO of Flick and Go Holiday.  
13-Year-Old Autism Campaigner, Cara Darmody has begun her protest at the Dáil for better autism services. Cara spoke to Newstalk Breakfast this morning to explain why she is protesting.
Media Minister Catherine Martin will not seek the leadership of the Green Party and is to resign as deputy leader.  This is after Eamon Ryan stepped down Green Party Leader yesterday. We got a reaction from former Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar.  
Lower minimum wage payments for young workers needs to be abolished that's the call from Mandate trade union. Speaking to Newstalk Breakfast wasNeil McDonnell, Chief Executive of ISME and youth activist Adam O’Ceallaigh.  
There has been recent calls by U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy to implement warning labels on social media platforms due to their potential harm to adolescents' mental health.  Dr. Richard Hogan, Family Psychotherapist and Author of 'Home is where the start is' discussed his thoughts on such a measure.
Gardaí are investigating sexual noises during ceremonies at a church in Kilgobnet near Dungarvan following a number of complaints. We spoke to Locals say the noises have been causing upset among parishioners. Speaking to Jonathan this morning was Damien Tiernan, WLR presenter.
The Irish Cancer Society has warned of a “180 million hole” in funding for the National Cancer Strategy which effects many areas of patient care. Speaking to Ciara this morning was Averil Power, CEO of Irish Cancer Society.
Candidates are expected to declare their intention today to run in the Green Party leadership contest, following Eamon Ryan standing down. Speaking to Newstalk Breakfast this morning was Malcolm Noonan, Green Party TD and Minister of State for Nature, Heritage & Electoral Reform. 
Are calorie counts on menus constructive, or do they do more harm than good?  We discuss with Nathalie Lennon, Nutritional and Health Coach.
Women’s Aid’s Annual Impact Report 2023 has been released and details over 40 thousand disclosures of domestic abuse against women and children. The highest ever received by the organisation in its 50-year history.     Speaking to Ciara this morning on the show was Linda Smith, National Freephone Manager with Women’s Aid. 
A strike is on the cards for Aer Lingus pilots as members of the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association voted 98.2% in favour of taking industrial action. Speaking to Newstalk Breakfast was Martin Kenny, Sinn Féin TD and spokesperson on Transport & Communications. 
Rent controls are encouraging a culture of subletting in Ireland, with landlords and tenants bearing the consequences. That’s according to the Irish Property Owners Association, and member Maurice Deverell spoke to Ciara this morning.
Study shows employees seeing stress as a ‘badge of honour’ is contributing to toxic workplace cultures. We discuss further with Caroline Reidy, Human Resource Expert from the HR Suite.   
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly will today seek Cabinet approval for a vaccination programme for infants this autumn for Respiratory Syncytial Virus or more commonly known as RSV   Speaking to Johnathan this morning was Dr. Brendan O’Shea, Kildare GP & Assistant Adjuvant Professor in Public Health and Primary Care at Trinity College Dublin. 
From worms and maggots in food to rooms shared with nine other men, the latest report from Doras paints a shocking picture of the harsh realities faced by Ukrainian refugees in State-provided accommodation.  Speaking to Ciara was John Lannon, CEO of Doras to discuss the findings.
The visionary behind the reconstructed 'Banshees of Inisherin' pub in Galway, has extended a warm invitation to Taylor Swift ahead of her Dublin concerts. Luke Mee, Co-Owner of Mee’s Bar in Kilkerrin, Co. Galway spoke to Newstalk Breakfast this morning.
Meta is to pause its plans to use the personal data of users to train its AI models after some concerns were raised by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission.   Newstalk’s Technology Correspondent, Jess Kelly explains all in this week's 'Tech Check'.All with thanks to Bird & Bird.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has criticised plans announced by the military to hold daily tactical pauses in fighting along one of the main roads into Gaza to facilitate aid delivery into the Palestinian enclave.  Speaking to Jonathan this morning was Sean Bell, Former Fighter pilot and now Military Analyst and Bushra Khalid Oxfam Policy Leader Jerusalem Office. 
Air Lingus pilots have been voting all weekend in polling stations in Dublin and Cork on whether they will take industrial strike action with results due to be announced later today. We got some advice from Clare Dunne, CEO of Irish Travel Agents Association. 
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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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