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    Morning Ireland Wednesday 17 December 2014

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    Conditions do not justify Central Bank plan - ESRI

    Dr Kieran McQuinn, Associate Research Professor at the ESRI, discusses its latest economic commentary which suggests proposed restrictions on mortgage lending are not justified

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    Coveney criticises ECB banking inquiry decision

    Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, said the ECB's decision not to take part in the banking inquiry is not acceptable
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    Peshawar in shock following massacre of children

    Qasim Nauman, journalist in Peshawar, reports from the region a day after a Taliban attack on a school there left over 130 children dead.
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    Is the Peshawar attack a turning point for Pakistan?

    Michael Semple, Pakistan Taliban expert, says it will take time to see if lessons are learned following the attack
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    Health minister says abortion laws are too restrictive

    David Davin-Power, Political Correspondent, previews the beginning of the banking inquiry and comments from Leo Varadkar on abortion

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    Agreement over EU fishing quotas for 2015

    Sean O'Donoghue, Chairman of the Federation of Irish Fishermen, and Siobhán Egan, Head of Policy with Birdwatch Ireland and Environmental Pillar representative, respond to the outcome of the EU fisheries council discussions in Brussels

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    Former solicitor can be extradited from Brazil

    Tom Hennigan, Latin America Correspondent for the Irish Times, reports on a Brazilian Supreme Court decision to allow the extradition of former solicitor Michael Lynn

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    Rouble claws back on recent losses

    Chris Weafer, Irish Moscow-based economist with Macro Advisory Consultants, discusses the free-fall of Russia's rouble currency
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    Calls for further research into concussion in sport

    Dr Barry O'Driscoll, former IRB medical advisor, discusses an Oireachtas Health Committee report on concussion in sport

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