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    Morning Ireland Friday 18 July 2014

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    Malaysian airliner crashes in Ukraine

    Paul Cunningham reports from Schipol airport in Amsterdam where the families of the victims have been waiting for news
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    Russian separatists blamed for plane crash

    David Gleave, aviation safety investigator and lecturer at Loughborough University, discusses the MH17 disaster
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    Ukraine reacts to plane crash

    Sergii Reva, Ukranian ambassador to Ireland gives his reaction to the plane crash
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    Israeli military begins ground offensive in the Gaza Strip

    Jonathan Miller, Channel 4 News journalist, discusses events overnight in Gaza
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    Palestinians prepare for Israeli offensive

    Fawaz Gerges, Professor of Middle East relations at the London School of Economics, discusses the implications of the Israeli ground offensive in the Gaza Strip
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    The number of people seeking gastric bypass surgery rises above 200

    Louise Byrne meets one woman who is facing a four-year wait to have weight loss surgery and Donal O'Shea, endocrinologist at St Vincent's Hospital, Dublin explains the reasons for the waiting list
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    Arts festival under way in Galway

    Pat McGrath, Western Correspondent, reports on the Galway Arts Festival
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    Ireland by Bike: Friday, Part 1

    Cian McCormack completes his Mizen to Malin cycle
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    Ireland by Bike: Friday, Part 2

    Cian McCormack on the last day of his epic trip along the western seaboard of Ireland
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    8:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Caroline Murphy
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    7:10am It Says In The Papers

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    Wexford Festival Opera evokes memories of WWI

    Sinéad Crowley, Arts and Media Correspondnet, reports on Silent Night, an opera based on an incident during World War I when soldiers laid down their arms for a brief truce at Christmas

    Chris O'Dowd receives Freedom of Roscommon

    Sean O'Dowd, proud father of actor Chris O'Dowd, discusses the Freedom of Roscommon honour which is being bestowed on his son

    A rare insight into the 'roof of the world'

    Philip Bromwell takes an escorted visit to Tibet, the so-called 'roof of the world'

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