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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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    Special Olympic athletes return home in triumph

    Cian McCormack reports from Dublin Airport as Team Ireland arrives home from the Special Olympics in LA with 82 medals and many more precious memories

    The fastest plane that will never be built

    Simon Calder, Travel Editor of the London Independent, discusses the patent granted to Airbus for a hypersonic jet

    How do you get to work?

    Petula Martyn is spending the week talking to commuters about their preferred method for getting to the office. Click to follow the series

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