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    Morning Ireland Friday 18 July 2014

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    Morning Ireland

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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

    Presented by Caroline Murphy

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    Dairy industry changing the face of Irish agriculture

    Ahead of the Ploughing Championships, Cian McCormack looks at issues affecting farmers and rural Ireland. Today, he reports on the outlook for the dairy industry

    Rural broadband: is it holding back growth?

    Cian McCormack reports on claims in rural areas that bad broadband is hampering business and killing innovation

    Ploughing for Dummies: a guide to the Championships

    Cian McCormack looks ahead to the National Ploughing Championships from 23rd to 25th September at Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co Laois

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