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Mountaineer Pat Falvey talks about the life and death of his friend Ian McKeever, a dreamer, he says, who liked challenges
Breffni Morgan, who took part in an attempted crossing of the Atlantic Ocean with Ian McKeever, and his friend Eugene Grey, talk about the man they knew
Amy Kazmin, New Delhi-based Financial Times correspondent, reports that five men will be charged in connection with the murder of a medical student who died after being gang-raped
Chris Christie, Republican Governor of New Jersey, slams his party colleagues in Congress for the delay in approving the aid bill
Dr Quentin Kidd, Professor of political science at Christopher Newport University, says the delay was a disaster for the Republican party
Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, says it is no longer possible to differentiate between combatant and civilian deaths
Tony Foley, DCU business school, says it's unlikely there'll be any major surprises in the December Exchequer returns
Lisa Fitzsimons, Guinness Storehouse, Leo Oosterweghel, Dublin Zoo, and Katherine Webster, Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience, say they expect tourists to return in big numbers in 2013
Conor McMorrow reports on First Fortnight, a mental health arts festival aimed at challenging mental health prejudice and discrimination. More information at www.firstfortnight.ie
Darrel Crowe, Repak, says Irish householders can get information on where to recycle their festive rubbish and Christmas trees by downloading the Repak app. More information at www.recyclemore.ie
Helen O'Hara, Empire film magazine, says 2013 will see a number of instant classics, while also offering plenty to comedy, comic and sci-fi fans
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