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    Morning Ireland Thursday 21 August 2014

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    Former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds dies, aged 81

    Conor Hunt takes a look back at the life of Albert Reynolds; Brian Dowling, political reporter, and Tommie Gorman, Northern Editor, assess his career
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    Albert Reynolds remembered

    Mary O'Rourke, former Fianna Fáil minister, and Brian Dowling, political reporter, discuss the Reynolds Government
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    Current and former Fianna Fáil leaders pay tribute to Albert Reynolds

    Micheal Martin, Fianna Fáil leader, Gerry Adams, President of Sinn Féin, and Bertie Ahern, former Taoiseach, remember Albert Reynolds
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    Albert Reynolds: the man and the legacy

    John Bruton, former Taoiseach, Olivia O'Leary, broadcaster and journalist, Martin Mansergh, former TD and Senator who played a central role in the peace process, take a look at the person and the politics. Ciaran Mullooly, Midlands Correspondent, speaks to locals from Albert Reynolds' constituency of Longford-Westmeath
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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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    Will Irish children have shorter lifespans than their parents?

    In a three part series, Morning Ireland's Justin McCarthy looks at the causes, consequences and policies surrounding obesity

    Children as young as two attending obesity clinics

    Justin McCarthy continues his series on obesity with a look at the practical measures parents can take to deal with childhood obesity

    Is a sugar tax the answer to the obesity problem?

    In the third and final part of his series on obesity, Justin McCarthy reports on arguments for and against the imposition of an extra tax on sugary drinks

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