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    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

     

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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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

     

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    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

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    Hat-tricks and hijabs on the pitch

    Louise Byrne reports on Ireland's newest women's soccer team, Diverse City, which featues players wearing the Muslim headscarf

    Irish Youth Opera's latest production

    Sinead Crowley, Arts and Media Correspondent, reports on the Irish Youth Opera's new production, The Rape of Lucretia.

    Reasons why you should micro-chip your pet

    Jackie Fox reports on calls for pet-owners to micro-chip their pets and to make sure the details are up-to-date and correct

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