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The Briefing - Your Friday morning news catch up

BRIEFING TOP STORY

WHRE WAS SONNY O'NEILL WHEN MICHAEL COLLINS WAS SHOT

Sonny O’Neill, the man believed to have killed Michael Collins at Béal na Bláth, described being there when applying for a military pension 13 years later — but said nothing about the gunfight or firing the fatal shot.

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IRISH NEWS

YOUTHS ARE USING FACEBOOK TO MOURN LOVED ONE

Young people are increasingly turning to Facebook to mourn the loss of a loved one and to continue to ‘connect’ with the deceased’s digital profile.

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HUMPHREYS STONEWALLS QUESTIONS ON MCNULTY

Arts Minister Heather Humphreys has refused to answer questions about who advised her to appoint a failed party election candidate to a state board and instead said it is a matter for Fine Gael.

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WORLD NEWS

EBOLA COULD BECOME AIRBORNE UN WARNS

The head of the UN’s ebola mission has said aid workers are battling against time to stop the ebola virus from mutating and possibly become airborne.

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STARS THREATEN TO SUE GOOGLE OVER THEFT OF PRIVATE IMAGES

Lawyers acting for Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna, Cara Delevingne, and other stars whose private images were hacked have threatened to sue Google for $100m (€79m).

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SPORT

CORK SWEAT ON BARYY MURPHY DECISION

Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s future as Cork senior hurling manager could be determined by next week.

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TD TAKES TURN TO PONDER SIZE OF DELANEY'S €360,000 SALARY

John Delaney might prefer it if questions regarding his salary were put to bed, but the FAI’s chief executive’s remuneration package returned to the spotlight for the second time in under a week yesterday.

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BUSINESS

NEUTRAL BUDGET CAN STILL MEET 3 TARGET

The latest Exchequer figures show that the Government can deliver a neutral budget in two weeks and meet the 3% fiscal deficit target agreed with the Troika.

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VIEWPOINTS

COME ON ENDA, THE IRISH PUBLIC KNOWS A STROKE WHEN IT SEES ONE

I spotted former taoiseach Bertie Ahern at the launch of the book on the late Brian Lenihan in Dublin during the week.

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EXAM VIRAL

THE BEST NICKI MINAK COVER YOU WILL HEAR TODAY

Nicki Minaj and country bluegrass are not things that you would normally put together.

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SHOWBIZ

KUTCHER AND MILA WELCOME LITTLE WYATT ISABELLE

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have named their baby daughter Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher.

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TOP FEATURES

WHAT ONE WOMAN LEARNED AFTER GIVING UP EMAIL

Claire Burge is an expert in organisation and she stopped using email two years ago, says Kelly O’Brien.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW ...

RORY GALLAGHER'S IRISH TOUR IN 1974 WAS THE STUFF OF LEGEND

AS DRESSING rooms go, it was probably fairly typical of an Irish venue in 1974. A white sink on the wall, a stripey armchair that probably still survives in some student flat, and a wooden crate of Guinness bottles for refreshment.

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