The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up

Welcome to your Tuesday 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 Tuesday morning news catch up

CORK ON SHOW: THE CORK INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF 1902-1903 

WHEN I visited the revamped Fitzgerald Park recently, I wasn’t thinking about former Lord Mayor Edward Fitzgerald. I had only thought in passing about who the park was named for, and had never heard of the event that led to its foundation.

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IRISH NEWS

The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up

IRISHWOMAN SURVIVES BEING RUN OVER BY THREE NY TRAINS

A 22-year-old Irish immigrant has survived being run over by three subway trains in New York.

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SCHOOLBOY SOCCER CLUB FINED FOR TAKING PLAYERS OFF PITCH IN STAND AGAINST REACISM

A Cork schoolboys soccer club has been fined €200 for refusing to continue playing a crucial league game after one of their players was racially abused.

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WORLD NEWS

The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up

ROLF HARRIS IS FOUND GUILTY OF SEX ATTACKS

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris saw his decades in the spotlight end in disgrace yesterday as he was found guilty of a string of indecent assaults.

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NASA TO LAUNCH GLOBAL WARMING SATELLITE AFTER INITIAL BID FAILED

Five years after a Nasa satellite to track carbon dioxide plunged into the ocean after liftoff, the space agency was set to launch a carbon copy this morning — this time on a different rocket.

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SPORT

The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up

FLOPPER AND CHOPPER BEGIN NEW LIVES AS MARKED MEN

As I walked along the footpath outside Flamengo’s old ground in Rio yesterday, there was a sudden blaring of horns and sirens and I looked up to see the traffic swiftly parting to make way for a big security convoy: motorcycle outriders, a police car, a police jeep, two trucks full of soldiers, an ambulance and, slap bang in the middle, the Netherlands team coach.

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ROBBEN ESCAPES FIFA SANCTION AFTER DIVIG CONTROVERSY

Arjen Robben has escaped punishment from Fifa after he admitted diving during the Netherlands’ late win over Mexico — a "stupid action" the winger hopes everyone can move on from.

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BUSINESS

The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up

HALLMARKS OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY

An increase in the number of new companies established in the first half of the year, combined with a reduction in the number of insolvencies are "the hallmarks of an economic recovery", according to a business risk analysis firm.

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VIEWPOINTS

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UNMASK DISABILITY, ENABLE A RIGHT TO EXPRESSION AND MAGIC CAN HAPPEN

MARGARET McLOUGHLIN was born with three things. Down syndrome; a serious untreatable heart condition; and a huge, infectious, and empathetic personality. She wasn’t expected to live. But live she did, to the fullest extent that was possible.

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SHOWBIZ

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SELENA'S FRIENDS AGAINST INVITING BIEBER TO BIRTHDAY BASH

Selena Gomez' friends think she is "hypnotised" by Justin Bieber

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TOP FEATURES

The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up

BRANCHING OUT WAS BEST MOVE FOR ANTLERS

IN 2009, The Antlers’ Peter Silberman wrote a concept album about a woman dying in hospital. Her malady was a metaphor: the LP was really about the breakup of a relationship (the particulars of which Silberman would rather not divulge). But he chose to call the record Hospice and critics assumed the story it told was true. That’s where things got complicated.

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The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up

50 FANTASTIC IRISH DAYS OUT THAT WON'T COST YOU A CENT

The best things in life are free, says Travel Writer of the Year Pól Ó Conghaile — and he’s got the proof here.

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Lifestyle

Another episode, another incredible Cork woman. The tale of Mother Jones, the famous union organiser and activist against child labour in 19th century America.Five things for the week ahead: RTÉ showcase another incredible Cork woman

Holger Smyth part-owns and runs Inanna Rare Books, which has recently opened a ‘rare book lounge’ at the former Hawthorn creamery near Drimoleague, Co Cork.We sell books: Cream of the book crop sold from former co-op

Milton Jones talks hecklers, Hawaiian shirts and the world’s favourite clever Irishman with Richard FitzpatrickMilton Jones: When one line will do just fine

After almost 70 years of trying the search goes on, but so far nothing has been found.Sky Matters: Whether we are alone in the Universe has exercised many great minds

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