The Briefing - Your Wednesday morning news catch up

Welcome to your Wednesday 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 Wednesday morning news catch up 

MAN ARRESTED AND FIVE DUE IN COURT AFTER SEPERATE TRALEE STABBING INCIDENTS

A man has been arrested over a stabbing which left a man and his 17-year-old son injured in Co Kerry.

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IRISH NEWS

The Briefing - Your Wednesday morning news catch up 

SYSTEMIC FAILURES IN GARDA REVEALED

A third of all detectives are untrained, with some waiting up to 10 years before getting any instruction, according to a damning report by the Garda Inspectorate.

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NO TOLL AT JACK LYNCH TUNNEL SAYS TRANSPORT MINISTER

Transport minister Paschal Donohoe has confirmed that the Jack Lynch Tunnel in Cork will not be tolled in the lifetime of the present Government.

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WORLD NEWS

The Briefing - Your Wednesday morning news catch up 

CHINA LEADER RED FACED BY PUTINS ACT OF CHIVALRY

It was a warm gesture on a chilly night when Vladimir Putin wrapped a shawl around the wife of Xi Jinping while the Chinese president chatted with Barack Obama.

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AUSTRALIAN COUPLES LOVE AFFAIR IN REVERSE

An Australian couple are courting potential big-screen fame, after telling their extraordinary ‘back-to-front’ love fairytale to an Australian television audience.

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SPORT

The Briefing - Your Wednesday morning news catch up 

BLADES PATRON RESIGNS OVER CONVICTED RAPIST EVANS

TV presenter Charlie Webster has resigned as a patron of Sheffield United after the club allowed former player and convicted rapist Ched Evans to return for training.

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MCCARTHY SURPRISED BUT PLEASED BY KEANE'S LONGEVITY

The battle between two of Mick McCarthy’s former sharp-shooters, Robbie Keane and Steven Fletcher, could prove decisive in Friday’s Euro 2016 Group D tie at Celtic Park.

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BUSINESS

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942 AIB STAFF ON OVER €100K

There were 942 AIB staff members on remuneration packages of over €100,000 out of a total workforce of 12,648 at the end of last year, AIB chief executive David Duffy will tell the Oireachtas Finance Committee tomorrow.

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VIEWPOINTS

The Briefing - Your Wednesday morning news catch up 

OBSESSION WITH HONOURING THE PAST IS DROWNING OUT OUR FUTURE

We are in a national debate premised on the view that nature is like a bucket of coal to be burnt. Water is not a resource, a utility to be used — much less a so-called human ‘right’.

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EXAMVIRAL

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VIDEO: WATCH THESE IRISH PEOPLE BEING QUIZZED ON AMERICAN HISTORY

How well do you know your American history? Better than these guys? 

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SHOWBIZ

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BIG BANG THEORY ACTRESS SUSI DIES

The actress best known for voicing the unseen Mrs Wolowitz on US sitcom The Big Bang Theory has died.

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TOP FEATURES

The Briefing - Your Wednesday morning news catch up

MEET THE IRISH TEEN GIRLS WHO LOVE CODING

This Science Week, Áilín Quinlan meets up with girls who love CoderDojo and discovers why teen ’techies’ need mentors.

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The Briefing - Your Wednesday morning news catch up 

JAMES MCCLEAN AND 11 OTHER FOOTBALLERS WHO STOOD UP FOR THEIR BELIEFS

Last weekend, James McClean, quite clearly and eloquently explained in an open letter to Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan why he would be not be joining his team-mates in wearing a poppy on his shirt, as is the tradition on Remembrance day.


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

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra played a storming gig at Cork Opera House, writes Des O'Driscoll Live Music Review: Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Concerns about people’s ability to access their own money have been growing – here’s what the debate is all about.Are we actually going to end up as a cashless society?

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