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    Morning Ireland Monday 18 August 2014

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    Tens of thousands of third-level offers sent out to students

    Emma O Kelly, Education Correspondent, outlines what courses are up and down as students are offered college places by the CAO today
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    What to do if you did or didn't get an offer of a college place

    Joe O'Grady, General Manager of the Central Applications Office, discusses how applicants can accept their CAO offers and what they should do if they didn't get what they wanted
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    Will students be able to find a place to live?

    Louise Byrne looks at 'Generation Accommodation,' a UCD initiative to pair students with older people; John O'Connor, Chief Executive of the Housing Agency, discusses the demand for third-level residences
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    Baby born to young woman after abortion refused

    Dyane Connor, RTÉ reporter, discusses the case of a woman whose baby was born by caesarian section after a panel of experts turned down her request for an abortion
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    New abortion legislation comes under scrutiny

    Prof Gavin Barrett,, Associate Professor at UCD Sutherland School of Law, and RTÉ's Brian Dowling discuss the legal and political implications this latest case may have for the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill
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    Missouri governor deploys National Guard to Ferguson

    Matt Sczesny, News 4 reporter in Ferguson, discusses the latest unrest following the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown
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    Kurdish fighters attempt to retake Mosul dam

    Sofia Barbarani, freelance journalist in Irbil, discusses the latest situation in Northern Iraq
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    No resolution in sight for Ukraine

    Dr Andrew Cottey, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government at UCC and expert in European security, discusses the continuing talks between the Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers in Berlin
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    Long delays expected over road works on N4

    Ronan Casey, journalist with the Westmeath Topic, reports on the proposed closure of the eastbound lanes of the N4 to repair a bump in the road
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    GAA club addresses issues of mental health and suicide

    Elaine Keogh reports from Co Cavan where GAA club Kingscourt Stars has become the first club in the country to draw up a mental health policy in conjunction with the GAA nationally
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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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