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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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    Ray Kennedy reports from Rio de Janeiro, a city of great wealth and extreme poverty

    Rio favelas cleared to make way for Olympic Games

    Ray Kennedy reports from a traditional favela district in Rio de Janeiro, where poorer city inhabitants have had their homes cleared away in preparation for the Olympic Games

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