The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up

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The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up

PURCELL TO KEEP €200K SALARY DESPITE QUITTING POST

The head of the Department of Justice, Brian Purcell, will keep his €200,000-a-year salary when he leaves the position following a report on how his department was run.

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IRISH NEWS

The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up

PRISONER 92995: THE RISE AND FALL OF IVOR CALLELY

From leafy Clontarf to a little cell in C Block, from a Victorian red-brick residence to a Victorian prison, Ivor Callely will wonder whether the €4,000 worth it.

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GARDA SUPPORT SCRAMBLED TO 'LARGE-SCALE' FINGLAS FIGHT

Gardaí remain at the scene of a large- scale fight in the Finglas area of Dublin last night.

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WORLD NEWS

The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up

NINE CHILDREN KILLED WHILE PLAYING ON SWINGS IN GAZA REFUGEE CAMP

A strike on a Gaza park has killed 10 people, including nine children.

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MESSI FAILS TO GET TAX FRAUD CHARGES DROPPED IN SPAIN

A Spanish judge has rejected a prosecutor’s request to drop charges of tax fraud against footballer Lionel Messi and ordered the investigation into three cases of suspected unpaid taxes to proceed.

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SPORT

The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up

VAN GAAL: UNITED'S SQUAD IS UNBALANCED

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal thinks he has inherited an unbalanced and “broken” squad from David Moyes.

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QUICK PICKS UP PRIZE FOR MARTIN

A year ago Tony Martin and Stephen Clements combined to land the Connacht Hotel Handicap with Edeymi and they repeated the feat last night when Quick Jack stormed away with the first feature of the week at the Galway festival.

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BUSINESS

The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up

JUDGE GIVES DEADLINE ON JOINING KPMG AS CO-DEFENDANT IN ACTION

A judge said he wants to be told by the end of October whether it is proposed to join accountancy firm KPMG, former auditors of Irish Nationwide Building Society, as a co-defendant in a legal action brought over €6bn losses at the society.

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VIEWPOINTS

The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up

NEW AGENCY NEEDED TO MONITOR STANDARDS IN OUR HEALTH SERVICES 

Aras Attracta is home to nearly a hundred people. It’s in Swinford in County Mayo. It has a website, part of the much larger HSE website. 

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SHOWBIZ

The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up

GAGA:  FANS WILL LOVE THIS JAZZ ALBUM

Lady Gaga is a bona fide pop star, but the singer says recording jazz music was easier than pop.

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TOP FEATURES

The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up

DRESSING FOR THAT FIRST DATE: IS IT ABOUT BEING SOMETHING YOU'RE NOT?

I RECENTLY took one of those Facebook quizzes which promise that by answering just a few simple questions they can unearth the real you.

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The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up

DINOSAURS EXTINCT THROUGH 'COLOSSAL BAD LUCK'

The extinction of the dinosaurs was caused by a perfect storm of "colossal bad luck", according to new research.

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Lifestyle

Not all trends are created equal. Some are exciting – like first-date butterflies; others are comforting – like ice-cream and Golden Girls reruns.Trend of the Week: Floral free for all

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Pearl Lowe turns 50 in April – and she’s got a lot to celebrate. TA look into the reinvention of Pearl Lowe

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