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    Morning Ireland Wednesday 16 July 2014

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    Lebanese man suspected of involvement in murder of Irish soldiers faces deportation from US

    Conor Barrins speaks to Vincent Picard, spokesperson for the US Enforcement and Customs, about the arrest of Mahmoud Bazzi - a man suspected of killing two Irish soldiers while on UN duty in Lebanon; reporter Diarmuid Fleming discusses the background to the case

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    Family welcomes deportation move but demands justice

    Karen Barrett, daughter of Private Thomas Barrett, gives her reaction to the arrest and deportation of a man suspected of killing her father

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    Reports into deaths of children in care to be published today

    Justin McCarthy discusses the reports by the Child and Family Agency, Tusla, into the deaths of five young people in care

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    Reports into child deaths highlight failures by State

    Carl O'Brien, Chief Reporter with The Irish Times, discusses the details of one of the deaths, that of Danny Talbot, which is featured in the reports

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    Tusla defends progress in dealing with children in care

    Gordon Jeyes, Chief Executive of the Child and Family Agency, outlines the progress made in dealing with children in care

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    Israel resumes air strikes in the Gaza Strip

    Yousef Al-Helou, journalist based in Gaza city, reports on the fragile situation in Gaza and the possibility of a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

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    More details of mother-and-baby inquiry to be known today

    Dr Niamh Hourigan, lecturer in Sociology and Philosophy at University College Cork, discusses the Government's Inquiry into Mother and Baby Homes ahead of the publication of a report on the issue today

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    Commissioner jobs in focus as EU leaders meet

    Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, talks about the EU summit which gets underway today in Brussels and the deals being made to secure jobs for Commissioners.

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    IFSC Ireland wants action from new minister

    John Bruton, President of the International Financial Services Centre, on the appointment of a minister of state with special responsibility for the IFSC

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    Three months since 200 schoolgirls were taken captive in Nigeria

    Yinka Ibukun, journalist in Lagos, discusses the latest in the case of over 200 schoolgirls who have now been missing for three months

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    Ireland by Bike: Day 8, Part 1

    Cian McCormack journeys to Tory Island by ferry and bike

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    Ireland by Bike: Day 8, Part 2

    Cian McCormack reports from Tory Island on the delights and hardships of life on the island

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    8:10am It Says In The Papers

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