The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up

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The Briefing - Your Tuesday morning news catch up

BRIEFING TOP STORY

IN WITH THE OLD AS VINTAGE COME BACK INTO FASHION

Can you imagine being so dedicated to vintage clothing that you wear it to work, going out at night, even doing your weekly shop?

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IRISH NEWS

LEGAL AID APPLICANTS WAIT TWO YEARS TO MEET LAWYERS

Applicants for civil legal aid are waiting almost two years to secure the services of a solicitor as the Legal Aid Board struggles to deal with a 70% increase in demand in seven years.

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'MODEST' WATER RATES FOR WATER ON THE WAY AFTER PROTESTS

The Coalition is set to cave in to the massive public revolt against water charges by agreeing to more "modest" rates.

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WORLD NEWS

WORLD TRADE CENTRE REOPENS

The resurrected World Trade Center has opened for business again, 13 years after the 9/11 terror attack — marking an emotional milestone for New Yorkers.

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OBAMA IN BID TO AVOID DEMOCRATIC 'SHELLACKING'

US president Barack Obama has made a final push to help struggling Democrats before this week’s midterm elections, making campaign stops in Connecticut and Pennsylvania to try to avert a "shellacking" at the polls like the one suffered in 2010.

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SPORT

RODDGERS PLANNING A REAL UPSET

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is adamant his side are not heading into the Bernabeu like lambs to the slaughter and insists the scale of their current plight is exaggerated.

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GAA MANAGERS FACE SIDELINE BANS

GAA top brass deny that the new penalty for criticism of match officials stems from Brian Cody’s attack on referee Barry Kelly.

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BUSINESS

ECB TO RETAIN LOAN TERMS

The European Central Bank will not improve the terms of its ultra-cheap long-term loans for now, though this may change if it becomes clear that the eurozone economy is taking another turn for the worse, several sources told Reuters.

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VIEWPOINTS

DESPITE HOPEFUL BUDGET, IT'S LIKELY A WATERY GRAVE FOR GOVERNMENT

DEAR TAOISEACH, Do you know the old joke about the cruise ship magician whose act was always being ruined by the clever parrot?

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EXAMVIRAL

GHOSTLY RETURN FOR EASTENDERS STARS

Some of Albert Square’s most famous residents – Cindy Beale, Pat Butcher and Kathy Mitchell – will be making an EastEnders comeback for Children In Need.

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SHOWBIZ

PRODUCTION STOPS ON DENIRO AND PATTINSON FLICK

Production on Robert De Niro and Robert Pattinson's 'Idol's Eye' has been shut down.

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TOP FEATURES

DEADLY DRINK FANNED THE FLAMES OF 1875

The Dublin fire of 1875 killed 13 people. However, not one person died from burns or smoke inhalation but instead from drinking contaminated whiskey writes Robert Hume

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33 THINGS YOU LEARN WHEN YOU LIVE IN HALLS OF RESIDENCE AT UNI

It’s the best place in the world to make loads of all-in-the-same-boat mates. EVERYONE is friendless and scared like you.

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