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The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up

BRIEFING TOP STORY

GUARD OF HONOUR FOR CHARLEVILLE'S LOST SONS 

At the top of the steps that led to Holy Cross Church in Charleville, a brown pony stood as still and as motionless as the small green and red barrel wagon with yellow wheels that was tied behind it.

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IRISH NEWS

ELBER TWOMEY: 'I FORGIVE THE MAN WHO KILLED MY FAMILY'

Elber Twomey considers her inability to remember the car crash that wiped out her family as a blessing.

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DEATH OF TODDLER IN GALWAY BELIEVED TO BE ACCIDENTAL

Gardaí are treating the death of a toddler in Co Galway overnight as a tragic accident.

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WORLD NEWS

WILLIAM AND KATE'S BABY NUMBER 2 DUE IN SPRING 

Prince George will have a little brother or sister in the spring of 2015, who will replace Prince Harry as the fourth in line to the throne.

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MAN KILLED BY SHARK AT AUSTRALIAN TOURIST SPOT

A man has been killed in an apparent shark attack at the popular tourist destination of Byron Bay on the Australian east coast, officials said.

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SPORT

O'NEILL WANTS PENALTY RULE DEBATED

GAA president Liam O’Neill accepts there are strong grounds to change hurling’s penalty rule — but stresses the debate to alter it had begun long before two more were saved in Sunday’s All-Ireland final.

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SEPP: MANAGERS WILL BE ABLE TO CHALLENGE REF WITH TV REPLAYS

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has spelled out his plans to allow managers to challenge refereeing decisions via TV replays and said trials could take place in tournaments next year.

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BUSINESS

LIMERICK BROTHERS SIGN TWITTER DEAL

A global credit card payment service founded by two millionaire brothers from Limerick has partnered with social media giant Twitter to allow users to buy directly from the micro-blogging site.

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VIEWPOINTS

IRELAND HA AN UNDERCLASS ONLY BECAUSE WE LOOK THE 'OTHER' WAY

WHEN my wife was a child, she was taken to mass every Sunday. Those were the days of incense and benediction, and the Mass was longer than it is now. Every Sunday, she noticed a small group of children, who sat in what seemed to be reserved seats to the side of the church.

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EXAMVIRAL

RARE TAMWORTH PIGLETS BECOME INTERNET SENSATION AFTER LIVE WEBCAM SUCCESS

A litter of rare Tamworth piglets have become an internet sensation after starring in a live webcam.

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SHOWBIZ

BOWIE SET TO RELEASE NEW AND RARE TRACKS IN NEW ALBUM

David Bowie is to release a further new track later this year, which will be included on a retrospective album to mark a half century of his recording career.

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TOP FEATURES

INTERNATIONAL SHEEPDOG TRIALS: EVERY SHEEPDOG HAS ITS DAY

Ahead of the international trials in Ireland, Paul D’Alton goes sheep-herding with Con McGarry and his dog, Megan.

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AN ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE TINGED WITH SADNESS

School children got top marks for drenching their teachers in a very special ice bucket challenge tinged with sadness.

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