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    Morning Ireland Tuesday 5 August 2014

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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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    Dublin flowers as Bloom 2015 gets under way

    Justin McCarthy reports from the five-day gardening and food festival in Phoenix Park which tens of thousands of visitors are expected this weekend

    Are parents over-sharing photos of their young children?

    Vicki Shotbolt, chief executive of Parent Zone, discusses a study showing that parents share almost 1,000 images of their children online before their fifth birthday

    Ireland votes overwhelmingly Yes in Marriage Referendum

    Louise Byrne looks back on a landmark weekend for Ireland's gay community

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