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IRELAND

Blood-thinning drug’s guidelines may be flawed

Guidelines for doctors about a blood-thinning drug may be flawed, according to a British Medical Journal investigation published today.

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The Briefing - Your Wednesday morning news catch up

Welcome to your Wednesday morning briefing. Let us ensure you’re up to speed on what’s happening and are prepared for the day ahead.

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Shaun Kelly

Eight-death crash driver alters plea to guilty

The man charged with dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight people in Inishowen in 2010 has pleaded guilty.

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Dunnes’ faces huge costs after fashion appeal fails

The lengthy legal battle between British fashion company Karen Millen and Dunnes Stores over the copying of designs has concluded with the dismissal by the Supreme Court of Dunnes’ appeal in the case.

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Redmond wins in Tribunal appeal

Former assistant Dublin City and County Manager George Redmond can continue with his action aimed at overturning findings of corruption made against him by the Planning Tribunal after he won a Supreme Court appeal yesterday.

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WORLD

BBC News ticker suggests The Queen tested positive for morphine

Pictures have surfaced online of a BBC News Channel which made it look as if Queen Elizabeth II had tested positive for morphine.

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Quirky World... World War What?

ENGLAND: Half of people in Britain do not know the First World War began 100 years ago next month, according to The Daily Star.

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Teens who preyed on homeless ‘beat 2 men to death’

Three teenagers accused of fatally beating two homeless men beyond recognition with cinder blocks, bricks and a metal fence pole may have been terrorising transients around Albuquerque for months, police said.

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Murdered spy’s widow says inquiry not sparked by Ukraine crisis

The widow of murdered spy Alexander Litvinenko said she does not believe a public inquiry into his death has been sparked by international tension with Russia.

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China food scandal hits other big names

The latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in US coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King, and others, as well as McDonald’s products as far away as Japan.

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SPORT

O’Neill: Germany won’t relent

Martin O’Neill has dismissed the theory, fanciful though it may have been in the first place, a sated German side, still celebrating its recent achievements, can be caught napping when the sides meet in October.

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Thurles not Model venue for Devereux

Wexford chairman Diarmuid Devereux claims the decision to stick with Thurles for Sunday’s All-Ireland hurling quarter-finals is further proof the county ‘will never get any help from Croke Park’.

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O’Gara in the clear as ‘bite’ probe over

Dublin footballer Eoghan O’Gara is in the clear after disciplinary chiefs opted not to pursue allegations of biting during Sunday’s Leinster football final.

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Old Bhoy O’Neill cool on return to Paradise

Parkhead has known some great European nights, but the meeting of Scotland and the Republic of Ireland at the Glasgow ground on November 14 in Group D of the European Championships is almost guaranteed to go down alongside the most memorable.

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James Rodriguez

Rodriguez ready for Real success

James Rodriguez is determined to make history at Real Madrid rather than crumble under the pressure of becoming the fourth most expensive player of all time.

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BUSINESS

€47m judgment sought from Kelleher

Nama is pursuing businessman Garrett Kelleher for €46.8m summary judgment orders arising mostly from a limited guarantee relating to substantial loans made by the former Anglo Irish Bank for developments in Ireland, the US and Belgium.

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Hibernia in negotiations to set up debt facilities

Hibernia REIT — one of the new breed of property investment funds to have floated in the past year — is in negotiations with a number of potential lenders in the hope of establishing debt facilities to be used to fund its purchasing activity.

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Hibernia REIT directors Stewart Harrington, Danny Kitchen (chairman) and Colm Barrington at the company's AGM.

Property fund eyes up more Dublin acquisitions

Publicly-owned property fund Hibernia REIT has said it sees significant further commercial and residential acquisition opportunities in Dublin, having already spent nearly 90% of the equity it raised in its December float.

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Central Bank appoints former ECB expert as its chief economist

The Central Bank yesterday announced a new chief economist, Gabriel Fagan, who will take up the role in October having left the ECB.

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EMC facing $10bn test to prevent calls for a breakup

EMC needs to convince investors that keeping the company together is worth more than the estimated $10bn (€7.4bn) that could be unlocked in a breakup.

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OPINION

Flight MH17 aftermath - Harrowing fragments of humanity

Authorities in Ukraine yesterday released a photograph of the arrival by train to government-held territory of the remains of those who died onboard Malaysia Airline plane MH17.

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Human rights record - Failures in the spotlight

The UN Human Rights Committee will tomorrow deliver its final verdict on Ireland’s human rights record in light of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which the State ratified in 1989.

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We, the voters, are just as much to blame for the rot at the top

How do we restore trust in and credibility to our institutions, asks Gerard Howlin?

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FEATURES

INFOGRAPHIC: What you need to know about selling your house

Thinking of selling your house? This handy info-graphic will tell you what you need to know.

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‘Live tests on genetically modified animals may tackle drug resistance’

Genetically modified farm animals could be bred in increasing numbers to tackle problems like drug resistance, a leading scientist has said.

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Cooler than usual weather sees US beef demand rise and futures gain

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures gained for a third straight session, fuelled by sharply higher wholesale beef prices, traders said.

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REPS farmers facing financial difficulty over eligibility for SFP

Compliance with environmental regulations could leave some farmers in severe financial difficulty if they are deemed ineligible for the Single Farm Payment scheme, the ICSA and Fianna Fáil have warned.

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PROPERTY

INFOGRAPHIC: What you need to know about selling your house

Thinking of selling your house? This handy info-graphic will tell you what you need to know.

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