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Morning Ireland Thursday 20 August 2015

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Audrey Carville and Conor Brophy.

Launch of Ireland's first aviation policy

Launch of Ireland's first aviation policy

Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Transport, outlines details of the country's first national aviation policy. He also comments on reported changes to water conservation grants

Man charged in connection with McGuigan murder

Man charged in connection with McGuigan murder

Tommie Gorman, Northern Editor, discusses the latest on the murder investigation of Kevin McGuigan

Govt consider linking water grant to bill payment

Govt consider linking water grant to bill payment

Fiach Kelly, Political Correspondent with the Irish Times, reports that the Government is considering linking the €100 water grant to bill payment rather than registration

Passenger ship with 2,500 Syrians on board leaves Kos for Greece

Passenger ship with 2,500 Syrians on board leaves Kos for Greece

Stephen Ryan, Irish Red Cross Emergency Communications Consultant, is in Kos, where he witnessed the distress of migrants arriving on the shores

South Africa suspends decision to release Pistorius

South Africa suspends decision to release Pistorius

Fiona Forde reports from South Africa where the country's justice minister has intervened to prevent the release of athlete Oscar Pistorius from prison on Friday

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Concern over younger people in long-term care

Concern over younger people in long-term care

Aisling Kenny reports on more than 1,000 younger people with disabilities who live in long-term care such as nursing homes

Cairo rocked by car bomb

Cairo rocked by car bomb

Bel Trew, freelance journalist, reports on a car bomb which exploded near a security building in Cairo

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Tourism industry wants to keep 9% VAT rate

Tourism industry wants to keep 9% VAT rate

Stephen McNally, President of the Irish Hotels Federation, discusses the merits of retaining the 9% VAT rate for tourism

Opportunities to study medicine in Poland

Opportunities to study medicine in Poland

Artur Banaszkiewicz, Education expert and Student Advisor at Medical Poland, and students Chloe O'Toole and Nayab Ghouri discuss the opportunities to study medicine in Poland

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Locals unhappy with improvement plans for Malin Head

Locals unhappy with improvement plans for Malin Head

Barry Whyte reports that Tourism Ireland has pledged money to Donegal Co Council for plans for a significant visitor enhancement and management solution for the entire Malin Head site

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7:10am It Says In The Papers

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S. Doyle

8:10am It Says In The Papers

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S. Doyle

7:15am Business news

7:15am Business news

Presented by Brian Finn

7:50am Business news

7:50am Business news

Presented by Brian Finn

7:40am Sports news

7:40am Sports news

Presented by Pauric Lodge

8:40am Sports news

8:40am Sports news

Presented by Pauric Lodge

Weather forecast

Weather forecast

Presented by Gerry Murphy

8am News bulletin

8am News bulletin

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

First Hour Podcast: Thusday, 20 August, 2015

First Hour Podcast: Thusday, 20 August, 2015

Presented by Audrey Carville and Conor Brophy

Second Hour Podcast: Thursday, 20 August, 2015

Second Hour Podcast: Thursday, 20 August, 2015

Presented by Audrey Carville and Conor Brophy

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Native Irish bee not extinct after all

Cathy Halloran, Mid West Correspondent, reports on a study which found that a significant population of the pure native Irish honey bee continues to thrive in this country

Should tackling be banned in schools rugby?

Louise Byrne reports on a row over calls for the banning of tackling and scrums in underage rugby games

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