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    Morning Ireland Tuesday 5 August 2014

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    Live news, sports, weather and traffic presented by Rachael English and Christopher McKevitt.
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    Gaza ceasefire begins after Cairo talks

    Borzou Daragahi, Correspondent with the Financial Times in Cairo, discusses diplomatic efforts to stop the violence in Gaza
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    Israel withdraws troops from Gaza

    Rosemary Hollis, Professor of Middle East Policy Studies at City University London, discusses the current conflict and what it means for people in the Gaza
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    Universal health insurance plans to be delayed

    Fionnan Sheahan, Group Political Editor with the Independent Group, discusses Minister Varadkar's priorities for the health service
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    Sinn Féin reacts to health plans

    Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Sinn Fein Health spokesperson, reacts to Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar's initial health service priorities
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    Confusion over surrogate baby in Thailand

    Phil Mercer, BBC Journalist, gives an update on the disputed story of a surrogate child in Thailand
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    Centenary of the outbreak of WWI commemorated

    Dr Heather Jones, historian at the London School of Economics, discusses a ceremony in Westminster Abbey last night which marked the centenary of the outbreak of the WWI
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    Recent good weather improves farmers' outlook

    Jackie Fox reports on how the recent good weather has improved farmers' preparations for the winter months
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    Farm safety under scrutiny after two children die

    Martin O'Halloran, chief executive of the Health and Safety Authority, says farm safety messages are not translating into farm safety measures
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    Donegal County Council adopts wind farm restrictions

    John Campbell, Independent Councillor for Donegal, discusses the decision of Donegal County Council to adopt new restrictions to wind farms
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    Fleadh Cheoil set for Sligo

    Paul Keyes, Sligo Chamber chief executive, discusses efforts to prevent tourists being ripped off at this weekend's Fleadh Ceoil na hÉireann
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    Scottish Independence referendum debate tonight

    Author David Torrance previews tonight's first debate in the referendum campaign on full independence for Scotland
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    ISPCA warns against horse over-population

    Dr Andrew Kelly, Chief Executive ISPCA, urges horse owners to castrate their stallions to prevent unwanted foals
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    Weather forecast

    Presented by John Eagleton of Met Éireann
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    7:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Fiona Kelly
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    8:10am 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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