Rare turtle found off Donegal coast‘We are treating the turtle like you would treat a person for hypothermia’

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Peter Williams is the Aquarium Curator at Exploris Aquarium in Portaferry, Co. Down.  He joined Morning Ireland to provide an update on the rare loggerhead turtle found on Monday. He explained that the lost turtle is being treated for “cold-stunning” – a form of reptile hypothermia. Click play above for the details, or for more from Morning Ireland, click here. …

Mapping Hip-hop‘Ireland has been hip-hop for thousands of years, since the story-tellers of old.’ 

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How did hip-hop get so hip? Music professor at UCC, Griff Rollefson, is on a mission to find out. In association with the European Research Council, Professor Rollefson is building a digital map of hip-hop around the world. He spoke with Morning Ireland to talk about mapping sounds from Shanghai to South Africa. Hip-hop has geographically diverse origins, according to Professor Rollefson, which could …

WWI: 100 Years On‘They were the cream of the nation. They’re lying over there in Flanders.’

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“100 years ago this weekend, an armistice brought WWI to an end. Countries lay in ruins, empires had collapsed and 40million soldiers and civilians were dead and wounded.” To mark 100 years since the end of the conflict, Morning Ireland has re-broadcast a selection of interviews recorded by reporter Shane McElhatton in 1988. In these interviews, he speaks to some of the last remaining Irish veterans of the war. …

Summer 2018Popes, Pipes and Liam MacCarthy

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Reporter Aisling Kenny took a look back at the summer that was for Morning Ireland, hearing from people who thought it was too hot, not hot enough, the faithful who joined Francis in the Phoenix Park and a different kind of faithful, who waited 45 years to take home the Liam MacCarthy Cup. Listen back to Morning Ireland here. Share this Post

Ireland by bike‘What you’re looking at, the green trees, the water shimmering there, this was production fields, black, bare, desert sort of areas.’

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Cian McCormack was once again on the road for day 4 of his whistle-stop tour of Ireland by bike.  Cian was relieved to find flat, quiet roads in excellent condition as he cycled around Lough Boora Discovery Park in Co. Offaly which boasts a fairy forest, a giant pyramid and miles and miles of stunning scenery.  Most impressively of all, …

Ireland By Bike‘It’s all about what’s on your doorstep.’

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This week on Morning Ireland, Reporter Cian McCormack is once again packing his bicycle clips and taking to the road on a tour of some of the lesser-known highlights this island has to offer. His first stop: Co. Clare. Cian met with Joe Arkins, Chairman of the Munster Fleadh, in Ennis. The town hosted the All-Ireland Fleadh in 2016 and 2017. How does the Munster Fleadh compare? “In terms of what …

SunSmart Campaign‘I drive a machine so there’s a lot of sun coming through the glass.  I’ve a brother in Australia who got skin cancer from sun and it was him that made me aware.’

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In the 10 years between 2005 and 2015, incidences of skin cancer in Ireland have risen by 70%.  A recent report by the British Journal of Cancer showed that 25% of skin cancer deaths occur amongst those who work outdoors.  Morning Ireland reporter Gill Stedman went to a PJ Hegarty & Sons construction site to find out what they are doing …

Dairy Farmer on Storm EmmaWe need this event like a hole in the head’

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Slippery yards, pipes for feeding animals freezing, all in the middle of calving season. Irish farmers are just one of the communities hit hardest by Storm Emma. Carlow-based dairy farmer, Denis Maher, told Morning Ireland that he’s chosen to “batten down the hatches”. But the situation is not easy. “We need this event like a hole in the head. It’s not been a good year.” IFA …