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    This Week Sunday 4 May 2014

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    This Week

    A look at events making the news in the past week with Colm Ó Mongain and Richard Crowley.

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    McGuinness on the arrest of Gerry Adams

    The North's Deputy First Minister, Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness reiterated his belief that the arrest of Gerry Adams was politically motivated.

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    Northern Ireland's Justice Minister reacts to claims of political policing

    The North's Justice Minister and leader of the Alliance Party, David Ford, rejects Martin McGuinness's claims of political policing. We also hear from RTÉ's Northern Editor, Tommie Gorman.

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    A surprising cost award to a controversial witness at the Smithwick tribunal

    The Smithwick Tribunal has decided that the State will pay almost all of the legal costs incurred by one of its most controversial witnesses, former Detective Garda Owen Corrigan. Our reporter John Burke has the details.

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    The humanitarian crises facing the international community

    International Rescue Committee's David Miliband on the mounting humanitarian crises facing the international community.

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    Family appeals for the release of Ibrahim Halawa

    Since last August Ibrahim Halawa has been in prison in Cairo, we speak to his sister Omaima Halawa who was also imprisoned in Egypt.

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    Attacks in Syria

    Secure Bio's Hamish de Bretton Gordon, a former British army chemical weapons specialist, on claims that forces loyal to President Assad have begun using lethal chlorine gas in recent attacks on opposition areas.

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