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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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    Rural broadband: is it holding back growth?

    Cian McCormack reports on claims in rural areas that bad broadband is hampering business and killing innovation

    Dairy industry changing the face of Irish agriculture

    Ahead of the Ploughing Championships, Cian McCormack looks at issues affecting farmers and rural Ireland. Today, he reports on the outlook for the dairy industry

    Coastwatch looking for 'citizen scientists' to audit coastlines

    Petula Martyn reports from Carlingford Lough where volunteers were carrying out an audit of the shore, as part of a Europe-wide initiative to assess the health of its coastlines

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