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    Morning Ireland Monday 11 August 2014

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    Irish Water defends operation costs

    Elizabeth Arnett, spokesperson for Irish Water, discusses reports that the group's projected running costs could be more than twice the average costs in other countries
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    Minority group under siege in Iraq

    Ned Colts, with the United Nations in Iraq, says minority groups are living in terror of insurgents from the Islamic State
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    Yazidi refugees trapped on Mount Sinjar

    Sarah Williams, of the London Times newspaper, reports from Northern Iraq
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    Gaza conflict: ceasefire holds

    Borzou Daragahi, Correspondent with the Financial Times in Cairo, discusses the latest truce between Israel and Palestinian faction Hamas in Gaza
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    Call for clarity on new ECB voting regime

    Dublin MEP, Brian Hayes, says voting procedures shouldn't change at the European Central Bank and should remain as one vote per member state.
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    Sanctions could impact air travel

    Eoghan Corry, Editor of Travel Extra, discusses the potential effect of Russian sanctions on Europe for the aviation leasing industry
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    Long waiting lists for children's eye specialists

    Professor Michael O'Keefe, an ophthalmic surgeon, says thousands of children are waiting to be seen by eye specialists
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    Dog shelter probe launched

    Dr Andrew Kelly, of the ISPCA confirms it's investigating an alleged incident at a dog shelter.
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    Recep Tayyip Erdogan wins landmark election

    Laura Wells, an Istanbul-based journalist, reports on Turkey's first direct Presidential election
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    Rory McIlroy wins 4th major

    Golfer Des Smyth looks back at McIlroy's overnight success at Valhalla
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    8:10am It Says In The Papers

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    Death in duty: the British who died in 1916

    Justin McCarthy travelled to the north of England where he met relatives of British soldiers who fought and died in the Easter Rising, and who want a permanent memorial to be erected in Dublin

    Calls for Taoiseach to visit graves of Britain's 1916 soldiers

    In the second part of his report, Justin McCarthy spoke to the relatives of some of the British soldiers who survived the Easter Rising and went on to fight in World War I

    Young, enthusiastic and looking for your vote

    Louise Byrne meets a group of young politicians from marginalised backgrounds taking part in a new mentoring programme and Mairead Healy, Executive Director of Future Voices, explains what's in store for participants

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