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    Morning Ireland Friday 23 May 2014

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    David Drumm's bankruptcy trial continues in Boston

    Caitriona Perry, Washington Correspondent, reports from Boston on David Drumm's bankruptcy case
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    MS patients will lose funding for Fampyra drug

    Justin McCarthy reports on how a number of MS patients will soon lose funding for the Fampyra drug
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    Why did the HSE refuse endorsement of MS drug?

    Professor Michael Barry, Director of the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics discusses the reasons why Fampyra is not provided free to MS Patients
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    Man gets 90 years for attack on Armagh woman

    John Breslin, a Chicago-based journalist, reports on the sentencing of a 35-year-old man for the attempted murder of Irish student, Natasha McShane and her friend in the city in 2010
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    HSE issue alert over drug-related death

    Prof Joe Barry, of the HSE's Addiction Services, issues a warning after drugs were implicated in the deaths of two people in the last few days
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    Voting clarification

    If you're voting for only one candidate and you put an x or a tick beside the name, it is not a spoilt vote
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    Polling stations open for elections

    Alan Kinsella, co-curator of a current exhibition on Irish election memorabilia at the National Print Museum, outlines what voters need to do if they plan on voting in today's European, Local and by-elections
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    An Irish connection to Neanderthal man

    Dr John Murray, lecturer in Palaeontology and Earth and Ocean Sciences at NUI Galway discusses the commemoration of an Irish professor who coined the term Homo Neanderthalensis
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    Anthony O'Reilly in debt negotiations

    Mark Paul, journalist with The Irish Times, reports that one of Ireland's most succesful and best-known businessmen Sir Anthony O'Reilly is in debt negotiations with his bank
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    Only One Direction to Croke Park this weekend

    Petula Martyn previews the three One Direction concerts taking place in Croke Park this weekend
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    Department issues travel alert for Thailand

    Eoghan Corry, editor of Travel Extra, reports on the travel alert for Thailand
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    The Davy Byrne Short Story award

    Sinead Crowley, Arts and Media Correspondent, reports on the shortlist for the prestigious Davy Byrne Short Story award
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    For sale - a piece of Irish literary history

    Conor McMorrow reports on the sale of Billy Brennan's barn in Co Monaghan, which was made famous by the poetry of Patrick Kavanagh

    A very special performance - 500 children to sing with orchestra

    Sinead Crowley, Arts and Media Correspondent, reports on the 'Bluebottle' choral performance which will see 500 children from schools around Co Wicklow joining forces with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

    Glasnevin cemetery commemorates Armistice Day

    George McCullagh, Chief Executive of the Glasnevin trust, discusses some of the artefacts on view at an exhibition to mark the end of World War I

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