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.
BRIEFING TOP STORY
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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