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    Morning Ireland Friday 22 August 2014

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    Morning Ireland

    Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Cathal Mac Coille and Christopher McKevitt
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    State funeral to take place on Monday

    Brian Dowling, of our political staff, discusses the funeral arrangements for former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds
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    Ebola scare in Donegal

    Fergal Bowers, Health Correspondent, discusses the suspected Ebola case involving a man recently returned from Sierra Leone
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    Crisis looming for beef farmers

    Henry Burns, beef farmer and chairman of the IFA Bloodstock Committee, discusses protests over beef prices
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    What can be done about falling beef prices?

    Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, discusses recent unrest in the farming community over the drop in beef prices
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    Strike chaos for rail users

    Dermot O'Leary, General Secretary of the National Bus and Rail Union, and Barry Kenny, Corporate Communications Manager for Irish Rail, discuss the rail strikes expected to take place this Sunday and Monday
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    Can the rail strike be avoided?

    Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, discusses the upcoming strikes at Irish Rail
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    Fresh searches for 'Disappeared' man

    Geoff Knupfer, of the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims' Remains, discusses a new survey of Oristown bog in the search for IRA victim Brendan Megraw; Conor Barrins speaks to Brendan's brother, Sean
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    Loom band craze takes over Ireland

    Louise Byrne reports on the phenomenon of loom bands, ahead of the new school year
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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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    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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