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Gail O’Rorke speaks out, more on the Siteserv controversy, brutal weather – and the ‘fight of the century’

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EVERY MORNING,TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.

1. THE BIG FIGHT: Did you stay up to watch the ‘fight of the century’? If you did, you would have seen Floyd Mayweather put on defensive masterclass to beat Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision.

2. NOT HAPPY: Mary O’Rourke, the aunt of the late former finance minister Brian Lenihan, has taken issue with Jean-Claude Trichet’s account of the events leading up to the bank guarantee – according to this morning’s Sunday Independent.

3. RUMBLING ON: A number of papers have stories about the Siteserv controversy. The Sunday Times reports that Finance Minister Michael Noonan was ‘kept in the dark’ on the deal – that the earliest record his department had of the sale was eight days after the board of the IBRC approved it.

4. SPEAKING OUT: “I have no regrets. I wouldn’t change a thing”: Gail O’Rorke has given an exclusive interview to the Sunday Business Post. It follows a jury’s decision this week to find  her not guilty of attempting to assist the suicide of her friend.

5. PROBLEMS: The UN’s head of humanitarian affairs has said she is “extremely concerned” that Nepal’s customs authorities are slowing the delivery of earthquake aid, as the death toll from the disaster crossed 7,000 today.

6. #RIP: David Goldberg, the husband of Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, has died suddenly. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a posting that Goldberg was “an amazing person.”

7. #JAILED: A mathematics scholar has been jailed for distributing extreme and disturbing images of child sex abuse material in London. Officers said he was involved in “the making and sharing of some of the most extreme images” they had seen.

8. #THE TRIP: Outside of the main urban centres, how is the same-sex marriage debate shaping up? We went to the most Catholic county in Ireland to find out. 

9. #THE OUTLOOK: It’s clearing in some areas – but the weather forecast is pretty brutal. Here are the details. 

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