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The Briefing - Your Monday morning news catch up

BRIEFING TOP STORY

SPECIAL REPORT - EUTHANASIA

Euthanasia is a crime in Ireland, but there is growing support for a more liberal legal regime, says Dan Buckley.

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IRISH NEWS

'WHEN THEY TOOK AWAY MY BABY, THEY TOOK AWAY MY LIFE'

Children adopted from a mother-and-baby home run by the Sacred Heart Sisters in Cork have called for an independent public inquiry to find out how many babies died at the centre and where the bodies are buried.

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REILLY TO BRIEF CABINET ON RESTORING MEDICAL CARDS

The restoration of medical cards will be discussed by the Cabinet tomorrow after pledges by Health Minister James Reilly that cards for sick children would be reinstated within weeks.

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WORLD NEWS

FORMER ARMY CHIEF SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT OF EGYPT

Egypt’s former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was sworn in yesterday as president for a four-year term, assuming the highest office of a deeply polarised nation that has been roiled by deadly unrest and an economic crisis since its 2011 uprising.

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US SOLDIER 'TORTURED AND CAGED' IN CAPTIVITY

Sgt Bowe Bergdahl has told people treating him at a US military medical facility in Germany that he was tortured, beaten and held in a cage by his Taliban captors in Afghanistan after he tried to escape, a senior US official said yesterday.

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SPORT

CORK GET BACK TO THE SCRIPT AS DÉISE EXIT MUNSTER STAGE

As a sequel, it wouldn’t match up to The Godfather II.

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WORLD CUP FILLS THE GAP DESPITE FOOTBALL DIVAS

Three days to go before it all kicks off. Then a month of relentless football action on the telly, down the pub, on the big screens, in the news, everywhere.

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BUSINESS

BUILDING SECTOR 'MEND' CONTINUES

The construction sector enjoyed its ninth consecutive month of growth in May, despite the rate of expansion easing from April’s historic highs.

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VIEWPOINTS

TESTING TIMES AS CHANGES ARE ON THE WAY

WELL, it’s finally here. After six years of work I’ve officially started what many people say is the worst few weeks of their lives.

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SHOWBIZ

'PRODUCTION ISSUES' SEES J-LO DROPPED FROM WORLD CUP CEREMONY

Jennifer Lopez will not perform the World Cup’s official song alongside fellow artists Pitbull and Claudia Leitte during the tournament’s opening ceremony in Brazil.

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TOP FEATURES

SADDLE UP FOR NATIONAL BIKE WEEK

Whether it’s a unicycle, BMX or just an ordinary model, there are lots of events planned for cyclists this week, Áilín Quinlan reports.

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SUSPECT ARRESTED AT BULLOCK HOME

Police have arrested a suspected burglar at the Los Angeles home of Sandra Bullock while the actress was there.

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