The Briefing - Your Wednesday morning news catch up

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The Briefing - Your Wednesday morning news catch up

BRIEFING TOP STORY

SCOTLAND'S FUTURE IN BALANCE AS CAMPAIGNS HIT FEVER PITCH

Scotland’s future remained in the balance as pro and anti independence campaigners launched a last-ditch frantic bid to take the edge in tomorrow’s historic referendum.

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IRISH NEWS

PENALTY POINTS AUDIT DUE IN 3 WEEKS

A powerful Oireachtas committee is due to receive the full report of the internal Garda audit into the second penalty points controversy in three weeks’ time.

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DRUNK AND DISORDERLY FINES CAN BE PAID IN LOCAL SHOP

People fined for being drunk and disorderly will soon be able to pay up while purchasing a pint of milk in the local shop.

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WORLD NEWS

UKRAINE'S PARLIAMENT RATIFIES PACT TO DEEPEN EU TIES

Ukraine’s parliament yesterday ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the EU and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal.

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HIGH-FAT DAIRY PRODUCTS 'LOWER DIABETES RISK'

People who take eight or more portions of high-fat dairy produce every day are at a lower risk of developing diabetes than those who have only one portion a day, new research reveals.

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SPORT

TIPPERARY PREPARATIONS HIT BY INJURY TO MAHERS

Captain Brendan Maher has joined his namesake Patrick "Bonner" on Tipperary’s casualty list ahead of Saturday week’s All-Ireland final replay.

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LATE DRAMA AS GERRARD GETS LIVERPOOL UP AND RUNNING

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BUSINESS

ACTION PLAN TO FORCE CHANGES ON ASPECTS OF CORPORATION TAX

A comprehensive global action plan on corporation tax systems revealed by the OECD will force Ireland to change some of the elements that have made the country attractive to multinational companies.

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VIEWPOINTS

WINDS OF CHANGE NOT BLOWING AS DÁIL DODGES MEANINGFUL REFORM

Dáil Éireann sits again this afternoon after the summer recess, serene in the knowledge that alone of the five main legislative assemblies on these islands it is impervious to the possibility of effective change.

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EXAMVIRAL

VIDEO: WATCH AS THE 3ARENA IS LIT UP BY IRELAND'S BIGGEST PROJECTION

Last week Dublin was treated to Ireland’s biggest ever projection mapped project as the newly named 3Arena lit up the banks of the river Liffey.

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SHOWBIZ

RIRI ON THE WARPATH AFTER SONG DROPPED FROM NFL BROADCAST

Rihanna has accused CBS of "penalising" her for being a victim of domestic violence.

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TOP FEATURES

SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME HELPS CHILD AND PARENTS THRIVE

Raising a child with Down syndrome is not without its highs and lows — with parents saying that support services differ wildly around the country, says Arlene Harris

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FILAN HOME ONCE VALUED AT €10M NETS €800K

Shane Filan’s home in Sligo, built for €3m and reported to have been once valued at €10m, has sold for over €800,000.

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War of Independence Podcast

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Commemorating 100 years since the War of Independence