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Public union to back pay deal Liam to make Fab Four film

The country's top civil and public servants have backed the Croke Park pay deal, warning that it was the best way to avoid more cuts.

More than 85pc of the Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants (AHCPS) voted in favour of the reform package, by 1,936 votes to 330.

Dave Thomas, the union's general secretary, said it was the best way to stop further wage reductions and plan for the reversal of imposed cuts.

The AHCPS represents more than 3,000 senior civil servants and managers in the commercial and non-commercial state sector earning between €68,000 and €105,000 a year.

Liam to make Fab Four film

Liam Gallagher is to make a movie about the final years of The Beatles.

The former Oasis frontman's new production company is developing a biopic based on a book by the Fab Four's 'house hippy' in the late 1960s.

Richard DiLello's memoir The Longest Cocktail Party tells of the "wild rise and fall" of The Beatles' record company Apple between 1968 and 1970.

Gallagher's company, In 1 Productions, will collaborate on the project with leading UK independent Revolution Films, it was confirmed.

Further details will be announced at the Cannes Film Festival this month.