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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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    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

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