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    Morning Ireland Tuesday 19 August 2014

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    'I've never seen anyone so broken'

    Kitty Holland, Irish Times journalist, describes the young woman at the centre of the latest abortion controversy

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    Extra charge added to pre-paid utility cards

    Michael Culloty, from the Money Advice and Budgeting Service, raises concerns over shops charging 'top up' fees to gas and electricity cards

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    Ceasefire offers chance to rebuild Gaza

    Chris Gunness, of UNRWA, discusses the massive effort needed to rebuild Gaza

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    Protests continue in Ferguson, Missouri

    Ben James, BBC Correspondent, discusses the continuing fallout from the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri

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    USI guide to student accommodation

    Greg O'Donoghue, USI Vice President for Welfare, discusses the financial difficulties students face as they search for accommodation before starting college. more information at http://www.usi.ie

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    40% fewer properties available to rent

    Ronan Lyons, Economist with Daft.ie, says this year is likely to be the toughest in over a decade for students looking for accommodation

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    Iraqi and Kurdish forces recapture Iraq's biggest dam

    Matt Bradley, Wall Street Journal's Middle East Correspondent in Iraq, discusses the latest on the conflict

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    Civilians killed fleeing fighting in Ukraine

    Andrew E Kramer, Moscow Correspondent for the New York Times in Donetsk, reports on the attack on a convoy near the eastern city of Luhansk

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    Queen's scientists develop anti-superbug gel

    Dr Garry Laverty, of Queen's University, describes a gel developed by his team to kill some of the most resistant hospital superbugs

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    Assange speaks of 'leaving' Ecuador embassy

    Joshua Rozenberg, British legal commentator and journalist, on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's two year residence in Ecuador's London embassy

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    Bord Gáis Energy Theatre goes on sale

    Seán Ó Fearghaíl, Fianna Fáil Arts spokesperson, says the government should not sell the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

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    7:10am It Says in the Papers

    Presented by Valerie Cox

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    8:10am It Says In The Papers

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    Petula Martyn reports on the 10th Dublin International Piano Competition taking place at the RDS in Dublin

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