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The Briefing - Your Friday morning news catch up

BRIEFING TOP STORY

EIGHT YEAR OLD GIRL DIES IN WEST CORK CRASH

An eight-year-old girl died and her mother was last night fighting for her life in hospital following a horrific crash in West Cork yesterday afternoon.

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IRISH NEWS

GOOGLE BEGINS REMOVING SEARCH RESULTS FOLLOWING EU COURT RULING

Google has begun removing some search results following a recent European Union ruling, although a digital rights expert here said the manner in which it was doing so was "a little disappointing

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LIMERICK PRIEST TAKES A SELFIE IN MASS, REACHES THOUSANDS ON FACEBOOK

A Limerick priest has used a selfie in spreading the Gospel to the masses, and thousands have seen it on Facebook.

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WORLD NEWS

SAVILE AN OPPOTUNISTIC SEXUAL PREDATOR

Jimmy Savile committed "truly awful" abuse against patients at hospitals across the country and even boasted about having sex with corpses, a series of chilling reports have revealed.

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QUIRYKY WORLD...TYCOON TREATS HOMELESS TO POSH MEAL AND HUNDREDS IN CASH

A group of New York’s homeless people could have been forgiven for thinking they were dreaming when they were treated to a slap-up meal at a posh restaurant and then handed $300 (€220) each.

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SPORT

FIFA HIT NAIL ON HEAD WITH SUAREZ SANCTION

It’s a hard act to follow in terms of utter vulgarity, but, yet again, Luis Suarez gave it a go. As horrific as his bite on Giorgio Chiellini was, the aftermath only reinforced the act as those around him have been throwing themselves in front of the hail of bullets, looking to condone and defend what amounts to animalistic savagery.

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FEDERER IN THE MOOD AS NADAL FORCED TO FIND A GAME

Seven-time champion Roger Federer put on an evening masterclass after world number one Rafael Nadal laboured his way through to the third round at Wimbledon.

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BUSINESS

ONLINE 'CROWD' PROVIDES €30,000

Rather than going back to the banks, a Cork-based wine company has secured a loan of €30,000 from its customers’ pockets.

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VIEWPOINTS

STRAIN WITHIN CIVIL SERVICE EXPOSED BY PAPER

An auditors’ report exposes tensions within the civil service between political careerists and permanently employed officials, reports Investigative Correspondent Conor Ryan.

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SHOWBIZ

COX ENGAGED TO SNOW PATROLS MCDAID

Courteney Cox is engaged to Johnny McDaid after six months of dating.

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TOP FEATURES

HOW DOES FASTING DURING RAMADAN EFFECT THE SICK

As the sacred month of Ramadan begins, Louise Roseingrave speaks to a Muslim doctor who is diabetic and also being treated for cancer about the challenges fasting poses for the sick

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW ...

SHAW TO COMPLETE UNITED SWITCH

Luke Shaw is expected to complete his move to Manchester United on Friday in a deal understood to be worth in excess of £27m.

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