The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up

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The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up

BRIEFING TOP STORY

RAPE SUPPORT SERVICES CUT TO BALANCE BOOKS

Rape support services are facing an unprecedented funding crisis, with one of the country's biggest centres forced to shut its doors because it cannot pay its staff.

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IRISH NEWS

FIANNA FÁIL AIM TO SPLIT CROWLEY VOTE TO BOOST HARTLEY

Fianna Fáil will today launch a last-minute change of strategy by carving up Ireland South in a move expected to anger its sitting MEP, Brian Crowley, who is known for closely guarding his huge vote share.

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WITH A WINK AND A NOD SOCIAL NETWORK MAKES EXAM STRESS A THING OF THE PAST

It's the online social network which could help college students ace their exams.

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WORLD NEWS

STRAUSS-KAHN TO SUE FOR DEFAMATION OVER US FILM

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to file suit for defamation over a US movie inspired by the sex scandal that brought down the former IMF chief.

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US CHARGES CHINESE MILITARY OFFICIALS WITH HACKING

A US grand jury has brought espionage charges against five Chinese military officials for allegedly targeting six US companies and stealing trade secrets, publicly accusing China of cyber-spying for the first time.

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SPORT

THE RIGHT MAN AT RIGHT TIME

It's interesting. The reaction of many Reds to Louis van Gaal's confirmation as our new boss has been the same as their reaction to David Moyes' sacking: "About bloody time, too."

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VAN GALL ALMOST THE PERFECT MEDIUM-TERM APPOINTMENT

Far from a concern, the amount of time it has taken for Louis van Gaal to finally be confirmed as Manchester United manager should serve as a source of encouragement for the club.

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BUSINESS

HOPE FOR SETANTA INSURANCE CUSTOMERS

Consumers and small businesses left out of pocket following the collapse of Setanta Insurance will be able to claim back part of their premiums if they paid by credit card.

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VIEWPOINTS

HOW COUNCILS SPEND YOUR MONEY: THE DIFFICULT ART OF MAINTAINING FUNDING LEVELS

Councils have consistently made poor decisions, writes Conor Ryan, Investigative Correspondent.

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SHOWBIZ

ACTRESS HITS OUT AT DECISION TO BAN ALL-MALE COMEDY PANEL SHOWS

Actress Meera Syal has become the latest star to voice concern over the BBC ban on all-male comedy panel shows.

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TOP FEATURES

SELFIES: NARCISSISTIC SELF-INDULGENCE OR HARMLESS FUN?

Is the selfie just a bit of harmless fun - or the ultimate in narcissistic self indulgence? Jonathan deBurca Butler reports.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW ...

JBM EXPECTS FULL STRENGTH WATERFORD TO TURN UP

Cork manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy expects Waterford to be at full strength for Sunday's Munster SHC clash with the Rebels.

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