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Morning Ireland Friday 29 August 2014

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

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Ukraine: Obama puts blame squarely on Russia for latest violence

Ukraine: Obama puts blame squarely on Russia for latest violence

James Marson, Moscow deputy bureau chief with the Wall Street Journal, reports from Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine on the advance of pro-Russian separatists from the frontline

 

Ukraine: How is NATO responding to conflict?

Ukraine: How is NATO responding to conflict?

Dr Andrew Cottey, Senior Lecturer Department of Government at University College Cork and a former NATO research fellow, on the latest in the crisis in Ukraine

Ukraine: NATO holds emergency meeting

Ukraine: NATO holds emergency meeting

Peter Spiegel, Financial Times Brussels Bureau Chief, reports on the options for the military alliance, as members meet in emergency session in Brussels

Are the lowest income earners really paying more tax?

Are the lowest income earners really paying more tax?

Seamus Coffey, Lecturer in Economics at University College Cork, discusses research which shows people on lowest incomes pay a greater proportion of their income than people on highest incomes

Second home tax: FF calls for one month's grace period

Second home tax: FF calls for one month's grace period

Barry Cowen, Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Environment and Local Government, criticises the Government over the confusion that surrounded the NPPR payment

Global refugee crisis: Europe-wide strategy is needed

Global refugee crisis: Europe-wide strategy is needed

Melissa Fleming, head spokesperson for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, discusses the deaths of hundeds of people attempting to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa, and the worsening refugee crisis in Syria

Golan Heights: 43 Fijian peacekeepers captured by Islamist rebels

Golan Heights: 43 Fijian peacekeepers captured by Islamist rebels

Denis Fitzgerald, editor of the New York-based UN Tribune, discusses the UN's long involvement in Golan Heights

20th anniversary of IRA ceasefire

20th anniversary of IRA ceasefire

Tommie Gorman, Northern Editor, looks back at the events leading up to the first IRA ceasefire, which marked the beginning of the end of almost three decades of violence during which more than 3,000 people were killed

Home renovations: people are spending €6m per week

Home renovations: people are spending €6m per week

Paul Melia, Environment Correspondent for the Irish Independent, reports that the scheme introduced in the 2014 Budget is proving very popular

Limerick, City of Culture 2014, Part 3

Limerick, City of Culture 2014, Part 3

Petula Martyn reports on a giant 85 year old grandmother who'll be stalking the streets of Limerick; Mike Fitzpatrick, Director of Limerick National City of Culture, says the time was right for a new image for the city

 

Watch the Giant Grandmother in motion

 

 

 

Icelandic volcano: is travel chaos imminent?

Icelandic volcano: is travel chaos imminent?

Eoghan Corry, Editor of Travel Extra, says many more things need to go wrong before the volcano affects people's travel plans

 

For the latest updates on the volcano, click here

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 Des Cahill

8:40am Sports news

8:40am Sports news

Presented by Des Cahill

Weather forecast

Weather forecast

Presented by Vincent O'Shea of Met Éireann

8am News bulletin

8am News bulletin

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

First Hour Podcast: Fri 29 August, 2014

First Hour Podcast: Fri 29 August, 2014

First Hour Podcast: Fri 29 August, 2014

First Hour Podcast: Fri 29 August, 2014

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Did you lose a jet ski?

An Garda Síochána are asking people to come and reclaim their lost or stolen property, as Laura Whelan reports

Bringing the bodies of your loved ones home

Elaine Keogh reports on the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust charity, which helps bereaved families whose loved ones have died abroad

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