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    Morning Ireland Thursday 14 August 2014

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    Two recovered alive in west Cork search

    Damien Tiernan reports that two people have been found alive and one is still missing following a boating accident off west Cork.
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    Rescue continues for missing man

    Kieran Cotter of the Baltimore lifeboat discusses the rescue operation off the west Cork coast this morning
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    Man's body recovered off west Cork coast

    Damien Tiernan says the body of a man has been found and is now being brought to shore in west Cork
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    Thousands remain trapped on Mount Sinjar

    Hawar Ali, of the Bas News Agency in Irbil, Northern Iraq discusses the latest situation there
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    Can the EU help improve Iraqi situation?

    Hazhir Teimourian, Middle East expert, discusses the likely EU intervention to help Kurds fleeing IS and Shashank Joshi, research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, examines the scope of any such involvement
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    Approach to possible strikes criticised

    Timmy Dooley, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport questions Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe's approach to the threatened Irish Rail strike
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    Tourism here showing positive signs

    Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, discusses the latest tourism figures
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    Pilot's artificial arm detaches while landing

    Our Northern Editor, Tommie Gorman, reports that a pilot lost control of a passenger plane after his artificial arm became detached as he was coming in to land.
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    Consumer confidence on the up

    Austin Hughes, Chief Economist KBC Bank, says consumer confidence has bounced back to a seven-year high.
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    Salt: how much is OK?

    Martin O'Donnell, Professor of Translation Medicine at NUIG and co-author of a new study on salt consumption, discusses the study that suggests too much and too little salt is harmful
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    Pope expected to accept Cardinal resignation

    Michael Kelly of the Irish Catholic says that the Pope is ready to accept Cardinal Brady's resignation
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    7:10am It Says In The Papers

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    8:10am It Says In the Papers

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