Your morning news round up

A round-up of this morning’s top news stories including reports a Garda wore a firearm while paid to coach rugby and Shane Long leaves it late to secure draw with Poland.

TOP STORY

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Report: Garda wore firearm while paid to coach rugby

The Garda Ombudsman is investigating a complaint that an armed detective frequently worked as a paid coach for a rugby club while on duty.

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IRELAND

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Depression has been my greatest teacher

Martin Sheridan was first treated for depression at 22. Fifteen years later, he puts into words his struggles with the disease

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AGSI: Time is right for Govt to give Gardaí pay rise

The head of the AGSI says the public would not raise an eyebrow if Gardaí were given a pay rise.

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SPORT

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Long road remains to France ’16

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There had been a bit of debate before this game as to whether it should be properly designated a must-win or a must-not lose.

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O'Neill: I told players to 'keep self-belief' at half time

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill praised the self-belief of his players after seeing them fight back to snatch a vital Euro 2016 qualifier draw against Poland.

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WORLD

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Depressed pilots ‘should not be banned’

Pilots with a history of depression should not be banned from flying commercial jets, according to a leading British psychiatrist, in a warning against a knee-jerk reaction to the French Alps air disaster.

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Pacific quake sparks tsunami fears

A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea, generating a small tsunami and frightening people near the epicentre, but prompting no reports of damage or injuries.

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BUSINESS

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Second Holcim backer shows Lafarge concerns

The Russian businessman Filaret Galchev, who owns a 10.8% stake in Swiss building materials group Holcim, via Eurocement Holding, has rejected the merger offer that France’s Lafarge has made for Holcim, a Swiss newspaper reported.

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Gaelectric eyeing more acquisitions

Irish renewable energy group Gaelectric has announced two new wind farm purchases — estimated at a total cost of between €10m and €15m — and is negotiating on “a number” of further acquisition targets.

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EXAMVIRAL

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WATCH: Dublin woman gets the surprise of her life from her parents

We’ve all seen the videos - people returning home from abroad to surprise their families.

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SHOWBIZ

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Taylor helps out Madonna in awards performance

Taylor Swift cleaned up at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, winning artist of the year and song of the year for Shake It Off – and even assisted Madonna by strumming her guitar on stage while the Material Girl sang a new song.

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Your morning news round up

Passengers tell of crash-land drama in Canada

The passengers and crew aboard the Air Canada plane that crash-landed during a snowstorm were lucky to have escaped serious injury, an expert has said.


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