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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The Briefing - Your Thursday morning news catch up 

FAI GIVES ROY KEANE 'FULL SUPPORT' AFTER FAN INCIDENT

The FAI and Ireland manager Martin O’Neill last night insisted Roy Keane had their "full support" following an incident at the team hotel during which there was an alleged altercation with a fan.

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IRISH NEWS

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I WANT TO BE A GOOD CITIZAN BUT I WON'T PAY WATER CHARGES, SAYS MUM OF TWO

The woman whose letter of discontent about the government went viral has now said she will not be paying her water charges.

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GERRY ADAMS 'LED PROBE THAT FOUND OVER 100 VICTIMS OF SINN FEIN/IRA ABUSE'

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams led an investigation which identified more than 100 victims of physical or sexual abuse at the hands of Sinn Féin or IRA members, it was claimed in the Dáil.

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WORLD NEWS

The Briefing - Your Thursday morning news catch up 

BUSHES BACK JEB FOR WHITE HOUSE

Former President George W Bush says that he and his father believe Jeb Bush should run for president but ultimately the former Florida governor must make a decision regardless of any pressure from the family.

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BURBERRY STAYS QUIET ON REPORTS OF ROMEO'S £45K FEE

British luxury brand Burberry refused to comment on reports it paid Romeo Beckham £45,000 (€57,000) for just one day’s work starring in the fashion company’s Christmas advert — as profits and sales slid in the first half of its financial year.

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SPORT

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McGEADY VOWS TO IGNORE THE BOO-BOYS

For someone in the eye of a looming Scottish storm tomorrow night, Glaswegian Aiden McGeady is vowing to ignore the furore and concentrate on steering Ireland’s voyage towards France in 2016.

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DURCAN: I DUFFED ALL-IRELAND KICK-OUT

Donegal goalkeeper Paul Durcan has held his hands up for his All-Ireland football final error and admitted he simply duffed his kick-out.

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BUSINESS

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TULLOW OIL TO REDUCE SPEND ON EXPLORATIONTO €240M

Tullow Oil is to significantly redistribute its short-term capital spend levels away from exploration and more towards the development and production of its already proven assets.

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VIEWPOINTS

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WE NEED TURKEY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION MORE THAN THEY NEED US

This week's Remembrance Day acknowledged the fallen of the First World War nearly a century ago but you only have to turn on the news to find out that war is still going on.

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EXAMVIRAL

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FORMERLY OVERWEIGHT MAN SHOWS LOOSE SKIN 

A desperate search for a mysterious missed connection was actually a clever promotion for a new app at the Web Summit.

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SHOWBIZ

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ANDY WARHOL PORTRAITS FETCH €121M IN RECORD AUCTION

Two Andy Warhol portraits of superstars Elvis Presley and Marlon Brando have sold for more than 151 million dollars (€121m) at an auction in New York.

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TOP FEATURES

The Briefing - Your Thursday morning news catch up

MEET THE IRISH TEEN GIRLS WHO LOVE CODING

Physics, chemistry, technology, honours maths — if you heard they were the favourite subjects of a robotics and CoderDojo fan named Kevin, you would consider it normal.

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CORK PAPER LEGEND TO HELP SWITCH ON CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

He’s been an integral part of the fabric of Cork City for over half a century. Now he’s set to be a part of its Christmas celebrations.


Lifestyle

Mountaintop monasteries, vicious-looking vultures, and a seriously impressive cable car.As Ryanair launches flights to Armenia, here’s why it deserves to be your next holiday destination

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