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The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up

BRIEFING TOP STORY

IRISH STATES RECORD ON ABUSE SLAMMED BY UN

The UN human rights committee has asked the Government why it refuses to accept any responsibility for the years of abuse and neglect suffered by Irish women and children and why it is so reticent to investigate them fully.

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IRISH NEWS

LIVES BEING PUT AT RISK THROUGH GAS METER TAMPERING - BORD GAIS NETWORKS

People’s lives are being put at risk from illegal tampering with gas meters in a bid to save on fuel bills, according to Bord Gáis Networks safety personnel.

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VALENTIA SHOP REOPENS AFTER 21 YEARS

If the rest of the summer on Valentia island is anything like June, the ice-creams in Tony Walsh’s shop will be selling like — well — hot cakes.

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WORLD NEWS

DEAD FILIPINO CHILD RESURRECTED AT HER FUNERAL

A three-year-old Filipino girl who was pronounced dead last week astounded everyone at her funeral when she woke up.

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IMPROVED LIFESTYLES COULD POTENTIALLY PREVENT A THIRD OF ALZHEIMERS CASES

A third of Alzheimer’s cases are potentially preventable if people improve their lifestyles, according to a new study.

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SPORT

MIKE'S RIO GRAND AFTER OZIL SIGNS ON

Given the journey, the signatures secured, the football legends greeted, how fitting it was that Mike Griffin’s time in Rio de Janeiro ended with World Cup winner Mesut Ozil scribbling on his neck.

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FROST RELIEVED AS PAIRC UI CHAOIMH FINAL GOES OFF SMOOTHLY

Munster chairman Robert Frost admitted Sunday’s hurling final was one of the most challenging organisational feats faced by the provincial council.

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BUSINESS

CREDIT UNION ADVERTISING CRITICISED

Only just over 30% of credit unions are fully complying with advertising standards, findings by the Central Bank show.

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VIEWPOINTS

SUPPORTING ROLSES IN FOCUS AS TAOISEACH FINALISES JUNIOR RANKS

The spotlight is now firmly fixed on Taoiseach Enda Kenny as he finalises the shake-up of his junior government ranks, writes Political Correspondent Shaun Connolly

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SHOWBIZ

SHAUN THE SHEEP TOPS POLL OF FAVOURITE CHILDRENS CHARACTERS

Shaun the Sheep has topped a UK poll of favourite children’s characters over the last 70 years – beating a host of older creations such as the Teletubbies and Postman Pat.

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TOP FEATURES

ANNA GETS A KICK OUR OF LEARNING TAEKWONDO WITH GRANDSON

Taekwondo lessons are helping to build a bond of respect between Ann Leahy and her young grandson, writes Arlene Harris

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WORLD CUP POSER GETS HER COMEUPPANCE

This German fan was so busy playing up for the cameras she never spotted what was happening beside her.

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