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Morning Ireland Wednesday 18 June 2014

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

Live news, sports, weather and traffic presented by Cathal Mac Coille and Fran McNulty

Fighting continues in Iraq

Fighting continues in Iraq

Martin Chulov, Guardian journalist, reports from Baghdad about the latest developments in Iraq

GOAL sends team to Iraq

GOAL sends team to Iraq

Alan Glasgow, GOAL Senior Manager, talks about sending an emergency response team to northern Iraq where thousands of people have been fleeing their homes following attacks from Islamist militants

Govt to return discretionary medical cards

Govt to return discretionary medical cards

John Hennessy, HSE National Director of Primary Care, discusses the return of discretionary medical cards to patients HSE medical card helpline: 1890 25 29 19

New private schools initiative

New private schools initiative

Muhammad Ijaz, who studied Business Administration at Eden College, says students who were taking non-language courses have been left out of a new initiative to address the collapse of private schools and Ruairi Quinn, Minister for Education, discusses the new plans

Farmers protest over prices in beef sector

Farmers protest over prices in beef sector

Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food discusses issues facing farmers working in the beef area

Meat industry reacts to angry beef farmers

Meat industry reacts to angry beef farmers

Ciaran Fitzgerald, from Meat Industry Ireland, discusses the industry's response to the concerns of Irish beef farmers

Higgins takes Donnelly's place on banking inquiry

Higgins takes Donnelly's place on banking inquiry

Joe Higgins, Socialist TD, discusses his participation in the Banking Inquiry

Hobbs: Ireland won't benefit from offshore natural resources

Hobbs: Ireland won't benefit from offshore natural resources

Eddie Hobbs, editor of 'Own Our Oil', fears changes to the tax regime for the oil and gas industry will mean the people of Ireland will not benefit from the revenue that may be generated from offshore natural resources

Criticism over new Housing Assistance Payment scheme

Criticism over new Housing Assistance Payment scheme

Richard Boyd Barrett, People Before Profit TD, criticises the HAP scheme saying people will lose their place on the local authority housing list

Social campaigner: State neglecting children

Social campaigner: State neglecting children

Sr Stanislaus Kennedy, social campaigner, calls on the Government to reprioritise and cherish all children equally

Clarification by Dept of Justice on Stanislaus Kennedy interview

7.10am It Says In The Papers

7.10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Deirdre Purcell

8.10am It Says In The Papers

8.10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Deirdre Purcell

7.15am Business News

7.15am Business News

Presented by Emma McNamara

7.50am Business News

7.50am Business News

Presented by Emma McNamara

7.40am Sports News

7.40am Sports News

Presented by Darren Frehill

8.40am Sports News

8.40am Sports News

Presented by Darren Frehill

8am News Bulletin

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast

Presented by Deirdre Lowe of Met Éireann

First Hour Podcast: Wednesday June 18, 2014

Second Hour Podcast: Wednesday June 18, 2014

Morning Ireland

Programme Highlights

Sustaining the Islands: Connectivity

Juliette Gash, reports from Arranmore off the Donegal coast, where a digital hub is allowing residents to work remotely

Sustaining the Islands: Island Life

Juliette Gash reports on the issue of how islands could become more sustainable

Sustaining the Islands: Sustainable Tourism

Juliette Gash reports on sustainable tourism, sustainable energy and sustaining life on Ireland's islands

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