The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up

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The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up

BRIEFING TOP STORY

COST OF RUNNING A FAMILY CAR FALLS €75

Despite a jump in motor insurance premiums, the cost of running a family car has decreased.

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IRISH NEWS

GOVERNMENT BANNED SENDING PREGNANT WOMEN TO BESSBOROUGH IN 1945

A government minister ordered that no pregnant women be sent to Bessborough mother-and-baby home nearly 70 years ago.

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FINAL FAREWELL TO FAMILY MAN, STATESMAN AND PEACEMAKER

Former taoiseach Albert Reynolds was laid to rest after a state funeral with full military honours.

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WORLD NEWS

THOUSANDS PAY RESPECTS TO FERGUSON TEENAGER

Relatives said goodbye yesterday to the 18-year-old unarmed black man who was shot and killed by a police officer, remembering him as a "gentle soul" with a deep and growing faith in Christianity and ambitions that one day "the world would know his name".

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SOLDIER DIES AFTER SHOOTING HERSELF AT US ARMY BASE

A soldier has died after barricading herself in an office and shooting herself inside a major command’s headquarters in Virginia.

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SPORT

JOVETIC BRACE EXPOSES LIVERPOOL'S LIMITATIONS

Man City 3 Liverpool 1

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THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE, RODGERS WARNS BALOTELLI

Manager Brendan Rodgers claims Liverpool have offered Mario Balotelli his "last chance" to thrive at the top level.

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BUSINESS

CHAMBER CALLS FOR IMPROVED SME ACCESS TO CREDIT

Make the tax system more business friendly; introduce policies that promote infrastructure investment; improve access to credit for SMEs and implement measures that boost consumer confidence are among a comprehensive set of recommendations contained in Cork Chamber of Commerce’s pre-budget submission.

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VIEWPOINTS

A BRAVE AND FICTIONAL BOY MATTERS A LOT MORE THAN AN INTELLECTUAL GIANT

I was going to write 1,200 words about Richard Dawkins, a man whose behaviour incensed me beyond words last week. The more I thought about it, the more I thought he wasn’t worth it. Instead, I want to write about Joe Kavanagh.

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EXAMVIRAL

SEE HOW THE STARS LINED UP ON THE MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS RED CARPET

We take a look at the red carpet fashion for this year's MTV Video Music Awards.

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SHOWBIZ

WHO'S BEEN SHOOTING A MUSIC VIDEO ON DUBLIN'S SAMUEL BECKETT BRIDGE?

Dublin City Council isn't giving much away about a filming project that closed the city's Samuel Beckett bridge for nearly 24 hours.

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TOP FEATURES

IRISH CHARITY HAS US MOMS MAKING TOYS FOR RUSSIAN ORPHANS

An Irish charity has spearheaded an initiative to deliver handmade teddy bears to Russian orphans, writes Arlene Harris

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW ...

IRISH MAMMY ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE: THE SEQUEL

We've had one Irish mother who didnt quite understand how the ice bucket challenge worked. This mammy however, had problems of a different kind.

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