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    Today With Sean O Rourke Friday 8 August 2014

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    Today with Sean O'Rourke

    The mid-morning current affairs magazine with the stories of the day, sharp analysis, sports coverage, in-depth features and consumer interest. Presented by Keelin Shanley

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    Gaza -Ceasefire ends

    Dan Williams Reuters Correspondent in Jerusalem reports from Gaza following the end of the ceasefire

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    Irish Woman Charged in Australia with hiding the body of her newborn

    In the news this morning an Irish woman has been charged in Australia with hiding the body of her newborn baby. Billy Cantwell, editor of the Irish Echo in Australia tells Keelin more

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    Iraq

    The US has authorised air strikes in Iraq after Islamic State fighters - formally known as ISIS - have taken control of Iraq's biggest Christian town forcing tens of thousands to flee to the mountains where they are dying from thirst and heat exposure, Patrick Cockburn is Middle East correspondent of the London Independent and the author of The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising joins Keelin -

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    Surrogacy

    The Australian case of a down's syndrome baby born to a surrogate mother in Thailand and subsequently abandoned by his parents has brought surrogacy and the laws that surround it back into sharp focus. Keelin speaks with an Irish couple who have taken the surrogacy route. and Jonathan Pearlman, the Australia Pacific Correspondent with The Daily Telegraph

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    Aran Islands Water

    Valerie Cox reports from the Aran Islands

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    Oscar Pistorius trial update

    Journalist Fiona Forde gives an update on the closing day of the Oscar Pistorius trial

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    Student Accommodation

    Dublin is home to more than 80,000 students. With the new academic year looming and Leaving Cert results released next Wednesday - a majority students are facing intense pressure to find somewhere to live as the housing crisis continues in the capital. Jackie Fox joins Keelin to talk about what kind of stress students are under at the moment and their options that are available to them.

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    Gathering

    This morning Keelin is joined by Denis Staunton Deputy Editor, The Irish Times, Niamh Lyons Political Correspondent with the Irish Daily Mail, Trevor Hogan former rugby player and Seth Barrett Tillman Law Lecturer, NUI Maynooth to discuss this weeks news including Gaza, GPs, Russian Sancations and Womens Rugby

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