The Briefing - Your Friday morning news catch up

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

BRIEFING TOP STORY

The Briefing - Your Friday morning news catch up 

TWO-YEAR-OLD STABBED TO DEATH IN APARTMENT

Gardaí have arrested a woman in her 40s as part of a murder probe after a two-year-old boy was found stabbed to death yesterday.

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IRISH NEWS

The Briefing - Your Friday morning news catch up 

NATION CAN COPE WITH AN OUTBREAK OF EBOLA

Senior health officials have insisted Ireland can cope with an ebola outbreak — despite doctors warning of glaring gaps in our defences against the lethal virus.

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CELL AGEING LINKED TO FIZZY DRINKS

Drinking sugary soft drinks may accelerate biological ageing as much as smoking, a study has found. 

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WORLD NEWS

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FAMILY GET TEXT FROM THE GRAVE

A family was shocked to receive text messages from a dead grandmother who had been buried with her mobile phone three years earlier.

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ADMITTED KILLER CALLS PISTORIUS FAMILY LIARS

Self-confessed killer Mikey Schultz denied mouthing "fuck you" to Oscar Pistorius’s sister Aimee as a threat while inside the courtroom.

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SPORT

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SILENT STAN PUTS WENGER BEYOND REPROACH

Arsenal’s board went into yesterday’s AGM determined to make one key point, but in the end they made two.

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DÉISE SET FOR 'FALLOW PERIOD'

Waterford hurling stalwarts Fergal Hartley and John Galvin believe the county is set for a "sustained fallow period" inside the whitewash, calling for patience from the Déise public to allow manager Derek McGrath rebuild the senior team.

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BUSINESS

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DUBLIN RENTS TO HIT BOOM LEVELS AGAIN

Dublin office rents will climb to peak pre-recession levels within the next two years as an acute lack of supply in parts of the capital drive prices higher.

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VIEWPOINTS

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IS EBOLA THE REAL WORLD WAR Z

Fact is more frightening than fiction in this real Ebola crisis, says Max Brooks.

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EXAMVIRAL

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CARRIGTWOHILL CABBIES SHOW DUNPHY AND GILES HOW TO BOOGIE

The Eamon Dunphy and John Giles Cadbury ad became an over night sensation for the chocolate company featuring the song "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie" from Baccara.

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SHOWBIZ

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SHEEN SPLITS FROM PORN STAR FIANCEE

Charlie Sheen has split up with his fiancée, Scottine Ross.

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TOP FEATURES

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LIFE LESSONS FROM FRANCIS BRENNANS SCHOOL OF CHARM

The co-owner with his brother, John, of Kenmare’s five-star Park Hotel knows how to treat people and how to be treated. He has put his wisdom into a book andClaire O’Sullivan picked out some gems.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW ...

The Briefing - Your Friday morning news catch up 

NURSE AND HISTORIAN KILLED IN MORNING CRASH

A nurse — a mother-of-two on her way to work — died in an early morning crash yesterday which also claimed the life of an elderly driver.


Lifestyle

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We may all have had a sneaky go at air-guitar playing, but what about crafting a real-life musical instrument yourself from scratch? If that hits a bum note, perhaps designing a pair of snazzy earrings or becoming your own interiors expert and redecorating your entire home is more your thing?Getting creative while staying home: Online workshops that should be a hit with all ages

Remote working has helped companies around the world to stay open during the virus crisis. It's a key building block to build the case for reduced hours in the workplace, says an entrepreneur who say we are more productive when we work four days a week.Less is more: Building case for the four-day week

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