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    Morning Ireland Monday 14 July 2014

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    Morning Ireland

    Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Rachael English and Gavin Jennings.
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    Palestinian death toll rises after air campaign on Gaza

    Raji Sourani, Director of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, discusses the latest developments in Gaza
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    Israel rejects claims of war crimes

    Elana Stein, deputy Israeli Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, discusses Israel's ongoing offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip
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    Should the Government cut taxes in the budget?

    John Fitzgerald, Research Professor with the ESRI, outlines the Government's options for Budget 2015
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    New Cabinet begins its first week

    Pat Leahy, Sunday Business Post Political Editor, discusses the Cabinet reshuffle and plans to reduce USC payments
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    Thousands of Irish software jobs could go overseas

    Professor Brian Fitzgerald, from Lero, the National Software Engineering Research Centre at University of Limerick, says Ireland doesn't have enough talent to sustain software industry demands
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    Diver killed in incident off the coast of Donegal

    John Leech, Chief Executive of Irish Water Safety, discusses the recent increase in diving-related fatalties off the Irish coast
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    Pope says one in 50 clerics is a paedophile

    Marie Collins, a survivor of clerical abuse and a member of the Pontificial Commission for the Protection of Minors, accepts the sincerity of the Pope in tackling the issue of child abuse
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    Operation to lift Costa Concordia begins today

    Paddy Agnew, Rome correspondent for The Irish Times, discusses the salvage operation of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that sank two years ago off the coast of Italy
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    Ireland by Bike: Day 6, Part 1

    Cian McCormack visits Sligo as part of his Ireland by Bike series
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    Ireland by Bike: Day 6, Part 2

    Cian McCormack continues his cycle along the Wild Atlantic Way with a stop off in Ballina
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    7:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Caroline Murphy
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    8:10am It says In The Papers

    Presented by Caroline Murphy
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    Weather Forecast

    Presented by Gerry Murphy of Met Éireann

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    Will Irish children have shorter lifespans than their parents?

    In a three part series, Morning Ireland's Justin McCarthy looks at the causes, consequences and policies surrounding obesity

    Children as young as two attending obesity clinics

    Justin McCarthy continues his series on obesity with a look at the practical measures parents can take to deal with childhood obesity

    Is a sugar tax the answer to the obesity problem?

    In the third and final part of his series on obesity, Justin McCarthy reports on arguments for and against the imposition of an extra tax on sugary drinks

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