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    Morning Ireland Wednesday 1 April 2015

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    Fiscal council backs call to relax budget rules

    Professor John McHale, Fiscal Advisory Council, discusses their analysis of Ireland's expenditure in terms of EU benchmarks

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    Center Parcs plans family holiday resort in Longford

    Ciaran Mullooly, Midlands Correspondent, discusses the detail of a new forest holiday resort planned for Co Longford

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    UK resort seeks site in Longford

    Noel Sweeney, travel consultant with Tourism and Transport Consult, welcomes the opening of the new park and says it's a good news for jobs and tourism for the midlands

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    Dairy farmers welcome end of milk quotas

    Michael Doran, dairy farmer, discusses what the ending of milk quotas means for farmers

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    What impact will the ending of milk quotas have on the economy?

    Alan Renwick Professor of Agriculture and Food Economics at UCD, discusses the implications of the ending of milk quotas

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    Martin accuses TDs of lack of discipline - source

    Fiach Kelly, political correspondent, Irish Times, reports that Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin accused some of his TDs of having a "pathetic and juvenile" lack of discipline

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    Man arrested in connection with Newbridge fires

    Mark Lynch, local Sinn Féin councillor, was at the scene of the fire last night

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    Molloy nephew tells of family's pain following death of uncle

    Bill Maher, nephew of Fr Niall Molloy, describes what the last 30 years have been like for his family

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    Call for commission of inquiry into Fr Molloy's death

    Labour Senator John Whelan appeals for anyone with information on the death of Fr Niall Molloy to clear their conscience and come forward

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    Europol investigation leads to emergency care order for Tipperary boy

    Sian Moloughney, reporter with the Nationalist newspaper, reports on a case involving a six-year-old boy who was taken into care following an international investigation into online child sex abuse

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    'Alarming' rise in number of death sentences: Amnesty

    Audrey Gaughran, Director of Global Issues with Amnesty International, discuses its 2014 report on the death penalty which shows a jump of almost 500 cases compared to the previous year

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    Is there life after One Direction for Zayn Malik?

    Markus Feehily, former Westlife star, talks about life as a member of a boyband, and compares the similarities between Zayn Malik leaving One Direction and Brian McFadden leaving Westlife

    Should the 9% hospitality VAT rate remain in place?

    Louise Byrne reports that the reduced, 9% VAT rate for the hospitality industry could have cost the State more than half a billion euro since its introduction

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