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    Morning Ireland Wednesday 13 August 2014

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    Iraqi Kurdistan: 'a tragedy of huge proportions'

    Martin Chulov, Guardian journalist, discusses the latest events in Iraq as the international community attempts to respond to the situation there
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    Iraqi politics: new leader offers chance of unity

    Jane Kinninmont, senior research fellow at Chatham House, says the ousting of Nouri al-Maliki will help but many more problems remain
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    Leaving Cert: guidance counsellors urge students to talk

    Betty McLaughlin, President of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors, says there are still options and contingency plans available for students who don't do as well as they'd hoped
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    Results show continuing upswing in honours maths

    Emma O Kelly, Education Correspondent, reports from St Nessan's Community College in Limerick on the trends in this year's Leaving Certificate results
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    Cork-based developer and US equity company in court over loans

    David Murphy, Business Editor, discusses the case of Cork developer Michael O'Flynn who is taking legal action against US group Blackstone to prevent an examiner being appointed to some of his companies
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    Irish women face England in World Cup semi-final

    Alison Donnelly, editor of women's rugby website Scrumqueens.com and former press officer with Irish Women's Rugby team, previews Ireland's World Cup semi-final match against England
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    Lauren Bacall dies, aged 89

    Steve Futterman, Los Angeles-based journalist, reports on the death of one of the greats from Hollywood's Golden Age
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    Report shows man who killed mother should have been in prison

    Shane Phelan, Public Affairs Editor with the Irish Independent, discusses the report into the case of Celyn Eadon
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    Kilkenny protest continues over new road

    Damien Tiernan, South East Correspondent, reports on the ongoing protest over the Central Access Scheme in Kilkenny
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    Murder suspected in case of body parts found in recycling plant

    Cathal McMahon, Crime Reporter for the Irish Mirror, says Gardaí are consulting neurosurgeons in an attempt to identify the man whose body parts were found yesterday at a recycling plant in Dublin
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    Robin Williams' death was 'bolt of sadness'

    Reverend Peadar Dalton, who is originally from Roscommon and officiated at the marriage of Robin Williams and his wife Susan, remembers his friend
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    Property tax: what happens if you sell your house for more than assessed value?

    Ann Looney, principal officer at the Local Property Tax branch, says the valuation of your house on 1 May 2013 stands for three years, provided there's evidence that the valuation is correct
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    Is there life on Mars?

    Leo Enright, space commentator, discusses the discovery of methane 'burps' by NASA's Curiosity Rover on Mars

    State of the Nation pre-Christmas

    Cian McCormack went on the road again to find out how towns and communities are facing into Christmas.

    How to throw a Christmas tree

    Cian McCormack ends his week-long series at Ringsend reporting on a Christmas tree throwing contest

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