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Morning Ireland Wednesday 6 August 2014

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Rachael English and Fran McNulty.

Letterkenny General Hospital hit by flooding again

Letterkenny General Hospital hit by flooding again

Chris Ashmore, Editor of the Letterkenny Post newspaper, reports on flooding at Letterkenny General Hospital which led to the closure of the Emergency Department last night

Investigation begins into Letterkenny General Hospital flooding

Investigation begins into Letterkenny General Hospital flooding

Tony Canavan, group Chief Operating officer for the West/North West Hospitals group, discusses yesterday's flooding

Building blitz needed to meet housing demand

Building blitz needed to meet housing demand

Dr Edgar Morgenroth, Associate Research Professor, ESRI, predicts a significant housing shortage in the greater Dublin area

Construction sector welcomes ESRI report

Construction sector welcomes ESRI report

Tom Parlon, Director General of the Construction Industry Federation, responds to a report outlining the need for new houses

Ebola virus risk continues

Ebola virus risk continues

John Mitchell, Executive Director of St John of God Development Company, speaks of a close friend who died of the Ebola virus whilst working in a hospital in Liberia

Over 400 rescued by lifeguards in July

Over 400 rescued by lifeguards in July

John Leech, Chief Executive of Irish Water Safety, says 413 people were rescued from Irish beaches, lakes and rivers last month

Govt to assess initiatives to get people back to work

Govt to assess initiatives to get people back to work

Kevin Humphreys, Minister for Labour Activation, discusses plans for a 'national conversation' with the long-term unemployed with a view to informing Government policy

Despite ceasefire humantarian situation is poor in Gaza

Despite ceasefire humantarian situation is poor in Gaza

Robert Turner, Director of UNRWA operations in Gaza, says UN resources are beyond stretched despite the ceasefire in Gaza

Dublin Horse Show begins today

Dublin Horse Show begins today

Michael Duffy, Chief Executive of the Dublin Horseshow, previews a packed programme of events

Debate on Scottish independence referendum heats up

Debate on Scottish independence referendum heats up

Author David Torrance reviews last night's TV debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling ahead of the referendum on Scottish independence

Rosetta spacecraft to rendezvous with comet

Rosetta spacecraft to rendezvous with comet

Leo Enright, science commentator, says the Rosetta spacecraft is expected to rendezvous with an oddly-shaped comet that it's been chasing for a decade

Notice issued to avoid swimming at Dublin beaches

Notice issued to avoid swimming at Dublin beaches

George Sharpson, Principal Environmental Health Officer with Fingal County Council details swimming restrictions at a number of beaches in north Dublin

7:10am Business News

7:10am Business News

Presented by Conor Brophy

7:50am Business News

7:50am Business News

Presented by Conor Brophy

7:10am It Says In The Papers

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Valerie Cox

8:10am It Says In The Papers

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Valerie Cox

7:40am Sports News

7:40am Sports News

Presented by Darren Frehill

8:40am Sports News

8:40am Sports News

Presented by Darren Frehill

8am News Bulletin

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

Weather forecast

Weather forecast

Presented by Siobhan Ryan of Met Éireann

First Hour Podcast: Wednesday August 6, 2014

First Hour Podcast: Wednesday August 6, 2014

Second Hour Podcast: Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Second Hour Podcast: Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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A return to the magical world of Harry Potter

Jackie Fox reports on the latest JK Rowling offering and assesses whether or not it lives up to expectations

The dogs helping to find missing loved ones

Jackie Fox reports on the Galway Dog Search and Rescue Unit, which has been involved in the search for more than 20 missing people this year

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