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The Briefing - Your Wednesday morning news catch up

BRIEFING TOP STORY

TAOISEACH FAILED TO ACT ON MCCABE WARNINGS

Fresh questions have emerged over the Taoiseach’s handling of the Garda whistleblower controversies, with new information showing he failed to act on warnings from his own party on the issue.

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IRISH NEWS

PARENTS STRUGGLE TO FUND 'FREE' EDUCATION

Cash-strapped parents facing onerous back-to-school costs could be pushed into the arms of moneylenders, the St Vincent De Paul has warned.

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RISING RENTS MEAN MORE YOUNG PEOPLE LIKELY TO STAY WITH PARENTS - REPORT

A new report indicates that if rents continue to rise young people will be more likely to share accommodation, or live with their parents for longer.

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WORLD NEWS

SHELLS HIT UN SCHOOL IN GAZA - AT LEAST 13 KILLED

At least thirteen people have been killed in a tank shell attack on a United Nations school in Gaza, where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge from Israeli attacks.

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NEW FEARS OF EBOLA INFECTIONS TAKE FLIGHT

No one knows just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.

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SPORT

MCCARTHY CRIES FOUL ON MAYO

Cork football selector Ronan McCarthy has described Mayo as "good at tactical fouling" ahead of the counties’ All-Ireland SFC quarter-final on Sunday.

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VAN GAAL PRAISES SHAW DISPLAY AFTER UTD NOTCH INTER WIN

Louis van Gaal was impressed with the performance of Luke Shaw, who played the second half of Manchester United’s win over Inter Milan last night despite going through a punishing training session on the morning of the match.

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BUSINESS

AD AGENCIES OPTIMISTIC ABOUT PROSPECTS 

Irish advertising agencies are significantly more optimistic about the industry’s prospects, with the majority expecting increased turnover across the sector by the end of the year.

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VIEWPOINTS

 

TAOISEACH MUST TELL ALL ON CALLINAN

We still don’t know what led to the Garda commissioner quitting, writes Political Editor Mary Regan.

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SHOWBIZ

KATE MOSS "BLAGS HER WAY ONTO FLIGHT IN DRUNKEN STATE"

Kate Moss allegedly "blagged" her way onto a flight from Turkey to London without a ticket on Monday.

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TOP FEATURES

WORKPLACE CONFLICT: CAN WE TALK ABOUT IT? 

Most of us see ourselves as the good guys in work conflict situations, and therein lies the problem, says Rita de Brun.

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MOB RAMPAGE IN CHINA LEAVES DOZENS DEAD

A mob armed with knives has rampaged through part of China’s Xinjiang region, leaving dozens of people dead, state media reported.

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