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    Morning Ireland Wednesday 6 August 2014

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    Morning Ireland

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    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
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    Investigation begins into Letterkenny General Hospital flooding

    Tony Canavan, group Chief Operating officer for the West/North West Hospitals group, discusses yesterday's flooding
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    Building blitz needed to meet housing demand

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

    Tom Parlon, Director General of the Construction Industry Federation, responds to a report outlining the need for new houses
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Dublin Horse Show begins today

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