Morning briefing: Vaccine trial victim to lodge complaints over altered file. Catch up on all the headlines

Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com today.
Morning briefing: Vaccine trial victim to lodge complaints over altered file. Catch up on all the headlines

IRELAND

Government must begin new public sector pay negotiations by January or face a “free for all” of industrial action and strikes, unions have warned.

One of the victims of the Bessborough vaccine trial is to make a formal Garda complaint  after it emerged files were altered in 2002.

Cork City’s commercial rates  will increase  for the first time in eight years and funding for hugely successful Christmas festival, Glow, has been slashed after a lengthy and at times chaotic city council budget meeting.

Eight out of every 10 people who die by suicide are men.  Pieta House - which offers counselling throughout Ireland - is focusing on men's mental health in the run-up to International Men's Day on Saturday.

A Brazilian judge has ruled that former Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey can have his passport back and leave the South American country if he pays a  bond equivalent to €410,000.  n Rio de Janeiro, Justice Juliana Leal de Melo of a special Olympic court agreed to let the 71-year-old leave to have a medical issue treated.

WORLD

Hillary Clinton has reflected on her US election defeat, acknowledging the difficulty of the loss for her supporters  and urging them to persevere through the Donald Trump era.

A British tourist has been arrested in Dubai and charged with having  xtra-marital sex  after she reported being raped by two men, it has been claimed.

Get all the latest on Donald Trump's election as US President HERE.

Festive shopping is the most important part of our pre-Christmas experience (at least for some of us). And, sometimes, battling fellow shoppers to stock up on presents, food and shiny baubles can lead to some undue stress.  But a new study suggests Christmas shopping may be far more stress-inducing than previously thought. We are talking about “running a marathon” kind of stress.

SPORT

The appointment of a stadium manager for the redeveloped Páirc Uí Chaoimh is the next significant step  in the venue’s reinvention, one “we have to get right”, says the chair of the Cork County Board’s stadium business committee.

England captain Wayne Rooney has “unreservedly”  apologised to interim manager Gareth Southgate, the FA and fans following the emergence of “inappropriate” images from the weekend.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is convinced Lionel Messi will sign a new contract  and end his career with the LaLiga champions.

With a first win against the All Blacks in 111 years, a slew of heroic individual performances and all bar one of the 23 given last weekend off, it won’t be easy for Joe Schmidt to tamper with the recipe  that cooked up victory in Chicago.

OPINION

The hardening of the stance from the Government in the face of union demands  may not be popular but it is necessary, writes Political Editor Daniel McConnell

Trump’s election has continued a trend in the US of dumbing down political life that has pushed the country down a perilous path,  writes Nina Khrushcheva.

BUSINESS

Finance Minister Michael Noonan’s Budget 2017  has passed muster  with the European Commission but Ireland has been warned again about the State relying on the one-off bounty from booming corporate tax revenues.

Three of the world’s best-known clothing brands, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein last year posted increased sales in Ireland,  but their profits performance is mixed.

LIFESTYLE

Community gardaí are often the first point of contact with the force and offer a reassuring presence on the streets, writes Donal O’Keeffe

SHOWBIZ

The wait for Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond’s new motoring series The Grand Tour  will soon be over as it debuts on Amazon Prime Video on Friday.

VIDEO - OUR CHOICE

Talks on the naming rights for the new €80m Páirc Uí Chaoimh are under way  as a 10-year premium tickets system offering the best seats in the house was launched last night.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Watch Dogs 2 is out, and the celebrations are continuing with a live action trailer.

MOVIES/TV: The French Film Festival 2016 is about to arrive at the IFI Dublin, bringing 23 premieres to the city from the 16th to the 27th of November.

TECH: On the 7th of November 2016, a massive sinkhole swallowed an entire road in the Japanese town of Fukuoka, with five lanes disappearing in seconds. Now you can see how much effort went into that repair job with a stunning timelapse video.

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Government must begin new public sector pay negotiations by January or face a “free for all” of industrial action and strikes, unions have warned.

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