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    Today With Sean O Rourke Tuesday 4 August 2015

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    ISIS

    Last week on this programme, a prominent Muslim cleric warned that young Muslims in Ireland are at threat of radicalisation, and that it is already taking place within our borders.

    Shaykh Dr Muhammad Umar Al-Qadri, the Imam of the al-Mustafa mosque in Blanchardstown, has reiterated these warnings this week.

    Security expert Tom Clonan joined Keelin in studio.

    Read More: 'We hate Westerners - we are ISIS' - chilling words of Irish Muslim teens to cleric, Shane O'Riordan, Irish Independent, 4th Aug 2015

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    Ted Heath Sex Abuse Claims

    Police in England are investigating allegations that former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath sexually abused children and are appealing to victims to come forward. 

    Sir Edward who died in 2005 is the highest profile political figure to be linked to the alleged abuse of children. A recent flurry of allegations against prominent figures has shaken the British establishment. 

    Simon Israel, Home Affairs correspondent of Channel Four News, joined Keelin on the line. 

    Read More: Man claims Edward Heath raped him when he was 12, Irish Times, 4th Aug 2015

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    Special Olympics Team Returns

    Joining us from Dublin Airport was Valerie Cox this morning where she awaited the arrival of our special olympics heros and spoke with family members eagerly awaiting the return of their loved ones. 

    The 88 athletes returned with a total of 82 medals - 26 gold, 28 silver and 28 bronze - after competing in twelve sports including badminton, basketball, table tennis, gymnastics and athletics.

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    Joint Property Wills

    Tim Bracken, barrister and author of The Probate Handbook was in with us last month to talk about wills and we were inundated with calls from listeners so we promised we’d have him back... Tim joined us from our Cork studios. 

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    Lotto Winning Ticket Sold in Ballinrobe

    There’s a man in Mayo who is six million euro richer after that bank holiday weekend, and it’s thanks to our next guest.

    Martin Murphy, owner of Murphy’s newsagent in Ballinrobe, sold a lottery ticket to his brother in law Gerard on Saturday afternoon, he joined Keelin to tell the rest of the story.

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    NAMA

    Later today Sinn Féin will set out five proposals which the party says would endure that NAMA delivers the best possible value for money on both sides of the border. 

    Peadar Toibin, Sinn Féin TD for Meath West, joined Keelin on the line. 

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    Dairy Farming

    Dairy farming is going through a major slump at the moment, with global prices at historic lows. So what does this mean for the industry, and for the farmers?

    Darragh McCullough Deputy Editor of the Farming Independent joined Keelin in studio this morning. 

     

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    The White Tailed Sea Eagle of Holy Island

    Holy Island is one of the most famous monastic sites in Ireland but it is also the home to the white tailed sea eagle. Marie Louise O'Donnell was in studio to tell of her visit to the site. 

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    The Limerick Soviet

    The Russian Revolution of 1917 irrevocably changed the course of the twentieth century. Less than two years after the seizure of power by communist radicals, Limerick experienced its own brief Soviet during 1919.

    The Limerick Soviet is a new documentary which captures this extraordinary moment in Irish history.

    Emma Bowell of Frameworks Films is the film's director and she joined Keelin on the line. 

    Read More: Documentary tells story of Limerick soviet that became global news in 1919, Barry Roche, The Irish Times, 3rd Aug 2015

    Visit Frameworks Films here.

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      Title: Rose Garden
      Performer(s): Lynn Anderson
      Performer(s): Lynn Anderson
      Album: 16 Biggest Hits
      Duration: 3:03

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