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.

BRIEFING TOP STORY

The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up 

GAYS MOVING 'OUT' OF THEIR NEIGHBOURHOODS

With a gay marriage referendum due in spring, are gay quarters a relic of the past? asks Kay Cairns

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IRISH NEWS

The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up 

SKELLIG GUIDES WANTED STAR WARS FILM SHOOT BLOCKED

Senior staff in the Office of Public Works had serious misgivings about Skellig Michael being used to film scenes for the latest Star Wars movie, with one island guide querying whether there was a legal avenue to block the production.

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CIVIL SERVICE REFORM PLANS TO BE REVEALED THIS WEEK

Plans to reform Ireland's civil service are due to be unveiled later this week.

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WORLD NEWS

The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up 

TEST COULD IDENTIFY EBOLA IN JUST 30 MINUTES

Small disc-shaped pieces of tracing paper could soon be used to identify, within as little as 30 minutes, whether somebody has contracted ebola.

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GRAVE FOUND IN MEXICO STUDENTS HUNT

Mexican authorities searching for 43 missing college students have found human remains and are testing to see if they belong to the young men who were last seen in police custody a month ago.

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SPORT

The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up 

KENYAN KINGPINS RULE THE ROADS AGAIN

IT was a return to Kenyan dominance at the SSE Dublin marathon yesterday but not without an Irish twist in the tale.

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NO BALLON D'OR PLACE FOR SUAREZ

Barcelona’s former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been omitted from FIFA’s 23-man list of contenders for the Ballon D’or award.

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BUSINESS

The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up

PTSB LIKELY TO TAP PRIVATE INVESTORS BEFORE AIB

Permanent TSB is likely to tap private investors before AIB early next year, though there is little chance that both state-owned banks will weigh on each other’s prospects of raising equity, according to analysts.

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VIEWPOINTS

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ADAMS SAYS 'JUSTICE FOR ALL', THEN DENIES IT TO ANYONE WHO'S IN HIS WAY

I THINK there might be more merit in supporting Maíria Cahill than in attacking Gerry Adams. I’ve two reasons for saying that, and I realise that people who read that sentence might see it as the beginning of an apologia for Adams or Sinn Féin. I don’t mean it that way, and hope to make that clear.

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EXAMVIRAL

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DUBLIN MARATHON: LEGO MAN BUILDING TOWARD GLORY

The Dublin Marathon kicked off today for the 35th year.

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SHOWBIZ

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KEATING PLOTS GAME OF THRONES INSPIRED WEDDING

Ronan Keating wants a Game of Thrones style wedding if he ever marries Storm Uechtritz.

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TOP FEATURES

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DRAGGING KIDS TOWARD TOLERANCE OF GAYS AND TRANSGENDER

Before many children know what gay means, they often use it as an insult. A play, starring one of the country’s top drag queens, is hoping to curb that, writes Caomhan Keane

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CALL FOR CALM AFTER PROTEST WITH RACIST UNDERTONES

Ireland must not to descend into "mob rule" motivated by "racist undertones" after a 200-strong protest forced three Roma families in Waterford to flee their homes over alleged crime issues in the city.


Lifestyle

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If isolation means your locks are already out of control, it might be time to take matters into your own hands, says Prudence Wade.Everything you need to know about cutting your hair at home

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