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    Morning Ireland Wednesday 20 August 2014

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    Morning Ireland

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    Man shot dead in Dublin

    Joe Mag Raollaigh reports that man in his 40s has been killed in a gun attack in Saggart in south west County Dublin
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    Tensions remain high in Ferguson

    Steve Futterman, CBS News West Coast Correspondent, reports on the latest from Ferguson, Missouri and Alba Morales, criminal justice researcher with Human Rights Watch, gives her reaction to recent unrest following the shooting dead of black teen Michael Brown
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    Several dead in fresh airstrikes on Gaza

    Inna Lazareva, journalist in Tel Aviv, reports on the collapse of the ceasefire in Gaza
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    Gaza: what now?

    Prof Rosemary Hollis, Middle East expert from City University London, analyses the ending of a ceasefire between the the Israelis and Palestinians, and addresses the murder of journalist James Foley
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    Demonstration to be held over hospital crowding

    Tony Fitzpatrick, Industrial Relations Officer with the INMO, says nurses will hold a protest at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital over staff shortages and overcrowding
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    Street battles rage in east Ukraine

    Peter Leonard, Associated Press Ukraine Correspondent, reports from Donetsk as fighting continues in east Ukraine
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    College offers for disadvantaged students

    Louise Byrne reports on Dublin City University's Access Programme which incentivises students from disadvantaged areas to go to college
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    New national access strategy for college

    Tom Boland, Chief Executive of the HEA, says Ireland cannot afford to alienate thousands of young people from third level education
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    Collapse in bull beef prices

    George Lee, Agriculture correspondent, discusses last night's IFA meeting in Navan, called to discuss the crisis in the beef sector
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    Top cow competition gets underway in Cavan

    Brendan Smyth, Competition Director for the Diageo Baileys Irish Champion Cow Competition, discusses the competition which is the highlight of the Virginia Show
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    Philadelphia Rose wins in Tralee

    Philadelphia Rose Maria Walsh has been named the 56th Rose of Tralee.
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    8:10am It Says In The Papers

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