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    Morning Ireland Monday 25 August 2014

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    Second day of rail strike begins

    Martin Frawley, industrial relations journalist, reports on the issues behind the train dispute
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    Thousands affected by rail strike

    Jackie Fox and Jennie O'Sullivan speak to commuters about the train strike, as well as workers protesting on the picket line
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    NBRU defends its actions over pay cuts

    Dermot O'Leary, General Secretary of the National Bus & Rail Union, defends today's strike
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    Iarnród Éireann remains firm on cuts

    Barry Kenny, from Iarnród Éireann, outlines the company's position on the strike action
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    British security forces close to identifying 'Jihadi John'

    Andrew Gilligan, London Editor of the Sunday Telegraph, discusses progress in the investigation to identify the jihadi captor who beheaded American journalist James Foley
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    Islamist fighters take over airport in Libya

    Lindsey Hilsum, International Editor with Channel 4 news and author of 'Sandstorm; Libya in the Time of Revolution', says Libya is now a failed state
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    For some, the war is not yet over

    Tommie Gorman, RTÉ Northern Editor, tells the story of Sammy Brush who has yet to feel the benefits of the peace process
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    Richard Attenborough dies

    Michael Doherty, from the RTÉ Guide, discusses the lfie and death of actor and film director, Richard Attenborough
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    Ireland's first Educate Together secondary schools open

    Louise Byrne reports from Drogheda, where one of Ireland's first Educate Together secondary schools opens its doors
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    New device to treat coronary disease

    Prof Noel Caplice, Director of the Centre for Research in Vascular Biology at UCC, discusses a new device, developed by his team, to reduce the effects of coronary disease
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    Funeral of Albert Reynolds

    Cian McCormack reports from Donnybrook ahead of today's State funeral for the late Taoiseach, Albert Reynolds
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    WWI memorabilia exhibition

    Mark O'Flynn reports on a collection of WWI memorabilia, donated by the public and on display at Glasnevin Museum
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    7.10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Caroline Murphy
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    8.10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Caroline Murphy
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    Carrie Acheson: the voice of the Ploughing

    Louise Byrne profiles the woman who has manned the public announcement system for 32 years

    Three Irish students scoop global science competition

    Ciara Judge, Emer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Thow, fifth year students from Kinsale Community School, express their delight at winning the top prize at the Google Science Fair in California

    What do Iraqi Kurds in Ireland make of the situation in Iraq?

    Carole Coleman talks to Iraqi Kurds living in Ireland about their concerns for family members in northern Iraq, some of whom are engaged in the fight against the self-styled Islamic State

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