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    Russia restricts imports in response to sanctions

    Chris Weafer, Moscow-based economist with Macro Advisory Consultants, explains the implications of Russia's retaliatory sanctions against the EU and US
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    Will Russia's actions harm Irish agriculture exports?

    Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine discusses news that Russia is to ban certain imports, in a move that could harm Ireland
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    Fears Russian sanctions will hit Irish economy

    Dr Constantin Gurdgiev, TCD Economist and chairman of the Irish Russia Business Association, argues that sanctions could be damaging to Irish business across several sectors
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    New law promised on collective bargaining rights

    Maeve McElwee, with Ibec, discusses a new Bill which aims to strengthen the collective bargaining rights of workers
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    Collective bargaining law expected by year end

    Gerald Nash, Minister of State for Business & Employment, discusses his new Bill concerning collective bargaining rights
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    Where now for Gaza?

    Dan Goldenblatt, Israeli Co-Director of the Israel-Palestine Centre for Research and Information, on the prospects of demilitarisation and reconstruction in Gaza
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    Do you feel safe on O'Connell Street?

    Petula Martyn gets the views of people on O'Connell Street in Dublin
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    Dublin city centre facing heroin problem

    Alice Leahy, Director of TRUST, discusses the anti-social behaviour and drug abuse that is blighting Dublin city centre
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    ESRI upbeat on economy

    Dr Kieran McQuinn, Associate Research Professor, ESRI, discusses the quarterly commentary report which forecasts strong growth, but warns that challenges remain
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    Government considering state debt collection agency

    Senan Moloney, Political Editor with the Irish Daily Mail, on plans for a new national debt agency to chase unpaid bills
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    Thousands of Iraqi children displaced

    Dr Marzio Babille, UNICEF Iraq Representative, on the growing humanitarian crisis in Iraq
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    Walter Macken novels to be republished online

    Sinéad Crowley, Arts and Media Correspondent, reports on the republication of novels by author Walter Macken
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    7:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by John S. Doyle
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    8:10am It Says In The Papers

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    A rare insight into the 'roof of the world'

    Philip Bromwell takes an escorted visit to Tibet, the so-called 'roof of the world'

    Suicide prevention group says youngest client is 8 years old

    Elaine Keogh speaks to the Save Our Sons and Daughters group, SO SAD, which is helping both young and old in suicide prevention

    Soldier returns home with very important question

    Louise Byrne captures the moment families meet their loved ones, home from serving in the Golan Heights

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