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    Morning Ireland Monday 28 July 2014

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    Morning Ireland

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    Calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza

    Ruadhán Mac Cormaic, Irish Times journalist, discusses the situation overnight in Gaza
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    Calls for a truce in Gaza

    Daniel Levy, former Israeli adviser, discusses the latest diplomatic developments in Gaza and Israel
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    Inequality in distribution of income has fallen

    John Fitzgerald, Research Professor at ESRI, discusses new research showing a narrowing of the gap between the richest and the poorest in Ireland
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    Will there be a cut in property tax?

    Fionnan Sheahan, Group Political Editor, Irish Independent, reports that homeowners could be in line for a 15% cut in property tax
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    Why is the cost of generic drugs so high?

    Susan Mitchell, Health Correspondent with the Sunday Business Post, discusses how the HSE is paying drugs companies up to 27 times as much as the NHS for the same generic drugs
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    Seanad to be recalled

    Darragh O'Brien, Fianna Fáil Seanad leader, discusses the recall of the Seanad to discuss the crisis in Gaza and Ukraine
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    Branching out: Creating a community in Dublin

    Louise Byrne reports on a group of adults with an intellectual disability who are using vegetable plots to reach out to their local community.
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    Waterford Crystal pension dispute going to LRC

    Jimmy Kelly, UNITE Regional Secretary, discusses a new development in the Waterford Crystal pensions dispute
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    The spread of ebola

    Alistair Short, Concern's Country Director in Liberia, , discusses the spread of the ebola virus in West Africa
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    Home sought for Northern Ireland memorabilia

    Peter Moloney, curator of the largest known collection of Northern Irish memorabilia, discusses his plans to have the items housed in a museum
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    Star Wars ruffling feathers on Skellig Michael

    Stephen Newton, Birdwatch Ireland, is worried about the environmental impact of the Star Wars shoot on Skellig Michael
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    7:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Deirdre Purcell
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    8:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Deirdre Purcell

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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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