The Briefing - Your Thursday morning news catch up

Welcome to your Thursday 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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HEALTH AND IRELAND - THE DATA WHICH REVEALS A TRUE PICTURE OF OUR HEALTH

Our special report focuses on Ireland's sickest counties. See a county by county breakdown inside. 

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IRISH NEWS

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WINDING UP BEREHAVEN CREDIT UNION NOT IN PUBLIC INTEREST 

The board of a West Cork credit union has said "it is simply not credible" to claim a High Court order to wind it up had safeguarded the public interest.

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HSE FORCED TO REMOVE PAY DATA FROM WEBSITE

The HSE has been forced to remove from its website details of state payments to thousands of primary care health professionals.

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WORLD NEWS

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SENATOR LAUGHS OFF RICH AND WELL HUNG REMARK AS FUN RADIO

An Australian senator who told breakfast radio she would only date men who were rich and "well-hung" has apologised, saying she had tried to hide her embarrassment with a joke.

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FRAUDSTERS SELL HOME WITH OWNERS KNOWLEDGE 

A house in Australia has been sold through a South African real estate scam without the owner’s knowledge.

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SPORT

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WE JUST DIDN'T PLAY WELLE NOUGH SAYS FRUSTRATED BUCKLEY

Liam Buckley was gutted that St Patrick’s Athletic’s Champions League dream "passed them by" at Tallaght Stadium last night.

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RORY CHECKS IN FOR FULL SERVICE 

Rory McIlroy’s physical transformation — not to mention an even more important mental change — has been remarkable over the past four years and he was back at it yesterday when he made one of his regular trips to GlaxoSmithKlein’s Human Performance Laboratory in London.

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BUSINESS

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LYNCHS CAN ARGUE LIABILITY TO €26M ORDER

The wife and children of businessman Philip Lynch are entitled to a further hearing to determine whether AIB is entitled to €26m judgment orders against them over an unpaid development loan, the Supreme Court has ruled.

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VIEWPOINTS

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CHURCH'S HIERARCHY SHOWS IT'S COLOURS

An arrogant Church hierarchy has a long history of scapegoating and trying to cover up serious scandals, says Ryle Dwyer

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SHOWBIZ

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DEGENERES THRILLED AS TROUBLED WIFE PORTIA LANDS SCANDAL ROLE

Portia de Rossi is to guest star in 'Scandal'. The 41-year-old actress' wife Ellen DeGeneres took to Twitter last night to announce de Rossi has landed a role in ABC's hit series.

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TOP FEATURES

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CREATING SWELL PICTURES 

A photographer devoted to capturing the Irish coastline, tells Richard Fitzpatrick about his close encounters with waves 

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TAKEOVER BID FOR ULSTER BANK MOOTED

A management-supported private equity takeover of Ulster Bank is being considered by Royal Bank of Scotland.


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