The Briefing - Your Friday morning news catch up

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The Briefing - Your Friday morning news catch up

BRIEFING TOP STORY

YOUNG WOMAN STABBED TO DEATH IN KILKENNY SHOP

A man is in Garda custody after a young woman was killed in a fatal stabbing in Kilkenny city last night.

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IRISH NEWS

HUNDREDS LEFT OUT OF POCKET AS GP CLINIC CLOSES

Hundreds of patients and staff have been left out of pocket after a GP service that offered unlimited doctor visits for a flat up-front fee shut its Cork clinic.

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GOVT TO PUBLISH REPORT INTO ALLEGED GARDA MISCONDUCT

The Government will today publish the report which forced Alan Shatter to resign as Minister for Justice.

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WORLD NEWS

BID TO ARREST SOUTH KOREA FERRY COMPANY OWNER

South Korean prosecutors are seeking to formally arrest the head of the company that owns the Sewol ferry as part of a prove into its sinking, that left more than 300 people dead or missing, officials said.

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CABBIE 'EXCITED' BY MAKING WOMEN URINATE IN TAXI

A Japanese taxi driver who got a sexual thrill out of watching women desperate to urinate has been arrested for allegedly feeding passengers snacks laced with diuretics, police said.

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SPORT

MCILROY STILL STRUGGLING TO FIND THE MAGIC

For a second competitive round in succession, Rory McIlroy was looking and sounding despondent in not being able squeeze more out of his golf on the opening day of the Players Championship.

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BOBBY CHARLTON: UNITED WILL RISE AGAIN

Bobby Charlton is certain Manchester United will finish above their bitter rivals City next year.

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BUSINESS

RECAPITALISATION 'WILL NOT BE SHOCK TO SYSTEM'

The Irish banks may need to be recapitalised following the stress tests later this year, but not at a level that would be a "shock to the system," said the secretary-general of the Department of Finance, John Moran.

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VIEWPOINTS

BRUSSELS CHARGES TO TACKLE TRAFFIC TURMOIL

The EU capital may start charging drivers per mile to combat congestion, writes Trent Broad.

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SHOWBIZ

IRELAND FAILS TO QUALIFY FOR EUROVISION FINAL

So we didn’t qualify - and from the arena, it was clear it wasn't going to happen long before the votes came in.

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TOP FEATURES

RIDING THE AIRWAVES WITH IRELAND'S FINEST BROADCASTING MOMENTS

Pádraig Pearse’s pioneering morse code announcement, Twink in lingerie on the Late Late and Miley getting it on with Fidelma in Glenroe feature in Dave Kenny’s magic moments of Irish broadcasting.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW ...

'DANCING GARDA' MOVES TO THE BEAT IN HAPPY VIDEO

A dancing garda has become an internet sensation in a video highlighting the attractions of a traditional seaside resort.

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