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IRELAND

Fine Gael TD Noel Rock has said it's time for Sports Minister Shane Ross to get tough with the Olympic Council of Ireland.

Almost €1.3 million was paid in fines into the court poor box in 2015.

A Cork man who was trolled and abused online because of his weight is now being inundated by people wanting to know how he turned his life around and lost eight stone.

Two transatlantic flights diverted to Dublin Airport today - including one that had already made an unscheduled landing in Canada.

WORLD

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Donald Trump will declare an end to nation building if elected US president, replacing it with what aides described as "foreign policy realism" focused on destroying Islamic State (IS) and other extremist organisations.

Brain scans are being used to shed light on how a genetic mutation linked to major psychiatric disorders affects the structure and function of the brain.

RIO OLYMPICS

TOP STORY: Katie Taylor is out of the Olympics after falling to a split-decision loss to World Championship bronze-medallist Mira Potkonen of Finland at Riocentro.

LATEST: Sara Treacy has finished 17th for Ireland in the women’s 3000m steeplechase final at the Rio Olympics.

ANALYSIS: When the going got tough, she was just getting going. Fionnuala McCormack turned in a typically battling performance to finish 20th in a lifetime best of 2:31:22 in the Olympic marathon yesterday, held in brutally hot conditions around the streets of Rio.

SPORT

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The football world has been shocked by the tragic death of former striker Dalian Atkinson. The 48-year-old, who made 85 appearances in four seasons with Aston Villa, was Tasered by UK police in the early hours of the morning.

BUSINESS

UK employers are more cautious about hiring new staff following the vote to the leave EU, a survey suggests.

The number of high street shoppers in the North increased by 0.5% last month, retailers said. This was the second time in three months footfall has risen and reversed a year-long trend of falling numbers.

LIFESTYLE

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The 25th anniversary of Nirvana’s famous gig in Cork provides the perfect excuse to remember the city’s vibrant youth culture in that era, writes Des O’Driscoll

ANALYSIS

With a decreasing number of white, lesser-educated and older voters, the US’s Republican Party could pay a long-term price for the candidacy of Donald Trump, argues Bette Browne

VIDEO

We were on hand to grab a few words with Trish O'Donovan, the mother of Olympic silver-medal brothers Gary and Paul, as she arrived home to Cork Airport earlier today.

VIRAL

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A bus driver in Yulin, China is been praised for his fast actions during a heavy flood, last Saturday.

Health and wellness is so “cool” right now, that sometimes we feel like it’s gone too far.  Spending hundreds of pounds for a week’s membership at a deluxe gym? Ludicrous. Eating only raw foods? Outrageous. We’re all for being fit and healthy, but let’s not take the mickey. We’ve picked out the top six health trends that we can’t bring ourselves to get on board with. Sometimes you just can’t believe the hype.

TECHNOW

GAMING: If you cheat a Pokemon Go, you could get banned for life.

MOVIES/TV: Lights Out is in Irish cinemas this week, and the word is that it's absolutely terrifying.

TECH: The Microsoft Office suite on iOS just got a whole lot easier to use, because now you can doodle with your digits!

SHOWBIZ

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We talk about more about SJP’s love affair with Ireland along with love at the Olympics in today’s showbiz catch-up.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

The devastation of defeat was written on Katie Taylor’s face as she was interviewed moments after being beaten in her Olympic quarter-final.


Lifestyle

These are the nail hues to choose this season, says Katie Wright.Perfectly polished: 5 autumn/winter nail trends you’ll actually want to wear

This early 19th-century table is one of a number of Irish lots at Sotheby’s Style, Furniture and Ceramics sale in New York on Thursday (October 24).Irish lots poised to add bite to Big Apple sale

Something for all at Hegarty’s auction in Bandon, says Des O’SullivanSomething for all at Hegarty’s auction in Bandon

Des O’Sullivan gives a preview of the Irish selection on offer at two sales in DublinPreview of the Irish selection on offer at two sales in Dublin

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