The Briefing - Your Monday morning news catch up

Welcome to your Monday 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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The Briefing - Your Monday morning news catch up 

SURGE IN THE USE OF HEROIN ACROSS CORK

There are 500 heroin addicts in Cork City and county — a massive increase in the past 10 years — with only half of them receiving any help.

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IRISH NEWS

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HIGH WINDS CUT POWER TO THOUSANDS AND AFFECT DART, ROAD AND FERRY SERVICES

The ESB has said that thousands of homes have no power this morning after overnight high winds and heavy rain.

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SERIOUS CRIMINALS AMONG 32 ON THE RUN FROM JAIL

Attempted murderers, kidnappers, and drug offenders are among the 32 prisoners who have escaped from jails here and are still on the run.

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WORLD NEWS

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HONG KONG PROTESTORS AT ODDS OVER PULLBACK

In an apparent concession to authorities warning pro-democracy protesters to clear Hong Kong’s streets by the beginning of the work week, students occupying the area outside city government headquarters agreed yesterday to remove some barricades that have blocked the building’s entrance during the week-long demonstrations.

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FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE VATICANS FAMILY SYNOD

Pope Francis yesterday opened a two-week meeting of bishops and cardinals from around the world aimed at making the church’s teaching on family life — marriage, sex, contraception, divorce and homosexuality — relevant to today’s Catholic families.

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SPORT

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RODGERS RELAXED ON STERLING FUTURE

Premier League 

Liverpool 2 West Brom 1

At times this season, the chaos that Luis Suarez occasionally brought to Liverpool has seemed like some kind of tranquil memory, but Brendan Rodgers has no concern about the club’s latest controversy surrounding Raheem Sterling’s future

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PHELPS TO TAKE BREAK

Michael Phelps will take a break from swimming in order to confront his personal issues following his arrest for alleged drink driving last week.

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BUSINESS

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RIHANNA, ROBBIE BOOST AVIVA PROFITS

The staging of concerts by Rihanna and Robbie Williams at the Aviva Stadium last year contributed to the firm operating the stadium recording an operating profit of €4.55m.

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VIEWPOINTS

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BUSINESSES IN BID TO STUB OUT GOVERNMENTS ANTI-SMOKING MEASURES

Lobbying the Taoiseach to drop plans to introduce plain cigarette packs is big business, writes Political Reporter Juno McEnroe

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EXAMVIRAL

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10 GREAT RAINY DAY MOVIE MARATHON IDEAS

With a status orange weather alert throughout much of the country, it’s a great opportunity to settle down with loved ones, grab some popcorn and enjoy a marathon of movies. Here are our favourite things to binge watch...

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SHOWBIZ

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CAREY FAILS TO IMPRESS FANS IN JAPAN

Mariah Carey has been criticised for her vocals following a concert in Japan yesterday.

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TOP FEATURES

The Briefing - Your Monday morning news catch up

THE PILGRIMS PROGRESS - A HOLIDAY IN MEDJUGORJE

As a Catholic synod begins in Rome, 24-year-old Emma Sisk on why she chose to go to Medjugorje for her summer holiday.

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WHITE CHRISTMAS FOR IRELANDS SOUTH SAYS NZ FORECASTER

Long-range weather guru Ken Ring is predicting a frosty Christmas for Ireland this year, with the south of the country most likely to get a festive snowfall.


Lifestyle

It’s not always possible to produce enough vitamin D through sun exposure. Fortified foods are an option but you need to choosecarefully, says Clodagh FinnCovid-19 lockdown mean you're not getting enough Vitamin D?

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