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    Morning Ireland Tuesday 12 August 2014

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    Morning Ireland

    Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Cathal Mac Coille and Christopher McKevitt

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    Shock death of actor Robin Williams

    Steve Futterman, CBS News West Coast Correspondent, reports on the sad death of US actor Robin Williams

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    Tributes paid to comic genius

    Sinead Crowley, our Arts and Media correspondent, discusses the legacy of comedian and Hollywood actor Robin Williams

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    Thousands of Yazidis at risk

    Jonathan Rugman, Channel 4's Foreign Affairs Correspondent, says thousands of Yazidi Kurds will die on Mount Sinjar unless more rescue helicopters are dispatched

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    Iraqi Chaldean Church struggles to cope

    Bishop Saad Sirop in northern Iraq, says the Chaldean Catholic Church is struggling to shelter the thousands of Christians fleeing the advance of Islamic State insurgents.

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    Who are IS?

    Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent for the Independent newspaper, gives an analysis of the rise of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria

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    ESRI calls for more project work

    Dr Emer Smyth, of the ESRI, discusses a new report into the experiences of young people moving into further education and the labour market

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    Halawa trial due to get underway

    Somaia Halawa discusses the trial of her brother Ibrahim who was arrested last year during protests in Egypt

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    Russia suggests sending help to Ukraine

    Seamus Martin, journalist in Moscow, discusses the Russian proposal to send a humanitarian convey into Ukraine

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    European concern at plain pack proposal

    Juno McEnroe, of the Irish Examiner, discusses pressure on Ireland over plans to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes

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    UN to investigate possible war crimes

    Professor Ray Murphy of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway, discusses a new UN inquiry to probe possible war crimes in Gaza
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    Former home of NI golfer up for rent

    Tommie Gorman, our Northern Editor, reports that fans can pay to stay in the former home of golfer Rory McIlroy in County Down

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    New distillery for Dublin's Liberties

    Jack Teeling, of Teeling Whiskey Company, discusses plans to open a new distillery in the capital
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    Presented by Clodagh Walsh
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    8:10am It Says In The Papers

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    Wexford Festival Opera evokes memories of WWI

    Sinéad Crowley, Arts and Media Correspondnet, reports on Silent Night, an opera based on an incident during World War I when soldiers laid down their arms for a brief truce at Christmas

    Chris O'Dowd receives Freedom of Roscommon

    Sean O'Dowd, proud father of actor Chris O'Dowd, discusses the Freedom of Roscommon honour which is being bestowed on his son

    A rare insight into the 'roof of the world'

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

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