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    This Week Sunday 17 August 2014

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    A look at events making the news in the past week with Fran McNulty and Richard Crowley.
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    Cardinal Sean Brady set to retire

    Child sex abuse survivor Brendan Boland gives his reaction to Cardinal Sean Brady's retirement.
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    Australia's handling of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church

    Judith Crosbie reports on the work of The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Australia.
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    Ireland's new abortion laws discussed

    The Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald says she is concerned for the woman who had a baby delivered by caesarean section after a panel of experts convened under the country's new laws decided not to permit an abortion. Justine McCarthy of The Sunday Times gives her reaction.
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    Victims of IRA bombings seek compensation from Libya

    John Burke reports on Irish and British victims of IRA bombings seeking compensation from Libya, and their chances now with a post Gaddaffi regime.
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    Reaction to the killing of Michael Brown

    Veteran civil rights campaigner Reverend Jesse Jackson discusses how he believes the Michael Brown killing in Ferguson, Missouri, is part of a pattern of wrongful killings across the United States.
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    The fight against the Ebola virus

    Is a vaccine the solution to combat the Ebola virus? We hear from Dr Oliver Johnson in Sierra Leone, and Head of Concern Worldwide's health support unit Roslyn Tamming.
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    Pieta House reflects on the death of Robin Williams

    Chief executive of Pieta House Joan Freeman reflects on the responses and reactions to suicide following the death of Robin Williams.

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