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    Morning Ireland Thursday 28 August 2014

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    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

     

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    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.

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    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.

     

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    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

     

     

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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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