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Morning Ireland Thursday 28 August 2014

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Claire Byrne and Audrey Carville

Irish troops in Golan Heights on 'high alert'

Irish troops in Golan Heights on 'high alert'

Declan Power, Security and Defence Analyst, discusses the situation of Irish troops serving with the United Nations in the Golan Heights, who are on a state of high alert after armed Islamic rebels took over a border crossing in the area yesterday

 

How much tax do people really pay?

How much tax do people really pay?

Micheál Collins, economist with the Nevin Economic Research Institute, discusses a new study which shows that the poorest 10% pay a greater proportion of their income than the richest 10%

You can read the report here.

Decisions imminent on top EU Commission jobs

Decisions imminent on top EU Commission jobs

Dara Murphy, Minister of State for European Affairs, discusses today's meeting to prepare the ground for EU heads of State who will gather this weekend to decide the top two jobs of the Commission - foreign policy chief and President of the European Council. Ireland's nominee to the Commission is Fine Gael's Phil Hogan who the Government hopes will secure the Agriculture portfolio.

 

Child abuse investigation intensifies in Rotherham

Paraic O'Brien, reporter for Channel 4 News, discusses the ethnic dimension to the child exploitation in Rotherham

 

For more background, click on the below RTÉ television report

Report finds at least 1,400 children subject to abuse in Rotherham

 

 

IS militants commit 'mass atrocities' in Syria

IS militants commit 'mass atrocities' in Syria

Rosemary Hollis, Professor of Middle East Policy Studies at City University London, analyses the continued success of Islamic State fighters in Syria and Iraq

Second round of CAO offers bring disappointment for some

Second round of CAO offers bring disappointment for some

Cian McCormack reports on the students who have attended Irish schools for years but who cannot progress onto third level education because they can't pay the fees

Latest from Ukraine

Latest from Ukraine

Daniel McLaughlin, Foreign Correspondent with The Irish Times, reports on the latest push by pro-Russian rebels into eastern Ukraine. For a longer version of this interview, click here 

Courthouse attacked in Co Clare

Courthouse attacked in Co Clare

Pat Flynn, journalist in Co Clare, reports on an early morning petrol bomb attack at Ennis courthouse

Clondalkin Paper Mills Oral History Collection opens today

Clondalkin Paper Mills Oral History Collection opens today

Justin McCarthy reports on the launch of a new Oral History Collection documenting the stories of workers at the Clondalkin Paper Mill which closed its doors in 1987. For more information, visit the Irish Life and Lore website

Limerick's year as National City of Culture: Part 2

Limerick's year as National City of Culture: Part 2

Petula Martyn reports on theatre inspired by the river Shannon, in Part II of her Limerick City of Culture series

Killybegs host major cruise ships but Galway misses out

Killybegs host major cruise ships but Galway misses out

Barry Whyte, reporter with Highland Radio, and Frank Greene, President of Galway Chamber of Commerce, discuss large cruise ships visiting their counties - some with more success than others

7.10am It Says In The Papers

7.10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Caroline Murphy

8.10am It Says In The Papers

8.10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Caroline Murphy

7.15am Business News

7.15am Business News

Presented by Emma McNamara

7.50am Business News

7.50am Business News

Presented by Emma McNamara

7.40am Sports News

7.40am Sports News

Presented by Pauric Lodge

8.40am Sports News

8.40am Sports News

Presented by Pauric Lodge

8am News Bulletin

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast

Presented by Jean Byrne of Met Éireann

First Hour Podcast: Thurs 28 Aug 2014

First Hour Podcast: Thurs 28 Aug 2014

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Second Hour Podcast: Thurs 28 Aug 2014

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