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    Morning Ireland Thursday 24 July 2014

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    Ireland abstains from UN Human Rights Council vote

    Averil Power, Fianna Fail Senator, discusses Ireland's abstention from a vote at the UN Human Rights Council on a resolution calling for an investigation into war crimes in Gaza
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    Hamas calls for truce

    Jonathan Miller, Foreign Affairs Correspondent with Channel 4 news, reports on a call by Hamas leader for a ceasefire to end of Gaza blockade
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    Possible ceasefire in Gaza

    Shashank Joshi, research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, discusses the possibility of a truce
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    Some airliners lift flying restrictions to Tel Aviv

    Rafi Sela, President of AR Challenges a transport and security consultancy firm in Tel Aviv, reacts to US and other international airliners decision to stop flights to Israel's capital
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    Last Cabinet meeting before summer break

    Daniel McConnell, Political Correspondent with Independent Newspapers, discusses the political issues of the day following yesterday's last Cabinet meeting before the summer break
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    Latest on the banking inquiry

    Pearse Doherty, Finance Spokesman Sinn Fein, discusses the next steps in the banking inquiry
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    GP care may be in place by end of year

    Steve Thomas, from the Centre for Health Policy at Trinity College Dublin, on the plans to extend free GP care
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    Castletownbere credit union wound up

    Charlie Weston, Personal Finance Editor with the Irish Independent, and Noel Harrington, Fine Gael TD for Cork South West and resident of the Castletownbere, discusses the closure of the credit union there
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    Age Action urges people to check on older neighbours

    Eamon Timmins, Head of Advocacy and Communications at Age Action Ireland, discusses the dangers for older people during the warm weather
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    How sick is your county?

    Catherine Shanahan, reporter with the Irish Examiner, examines a county by county breakdown of health statistics
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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

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