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PAT HICKEY ARREST

Detectives in Rio have said that Pat Hickey is facing three charges of facilitating ticket touting, formation of a cartel and ambush or illicit marketing.

Incredible footage has emerged of the moment Pat Hickey opened the hotel room door to Brazilian police before his arrest.

Public Accounts Member and Fine Gael TD, Noel Rock, has said the OCI President's arrest is a "dark day for Irish sport" and said an external independent investigation is now needed.

Ireland has been stunned by the news that Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey was arrested this morning in Rio.

Boxer Paddy Barnes has made two references to the story on Twitter this morning, and it looked suspiciously like Rory McIlroy was also keeping a close eye on the news.

IRELAND

Further increases in students taking Leaving Certificate science subjects and higher level maths have been offset by continued increases in numbers failing the exams.

Bank-appointed receivers have regained possession of the farm belonging to former winners of RTÉ’s Ireland’s Fittest Family entertainment programme, the High Court heard yesterday.

At least three years of roadworks are to begin this autumn on the Belfast to Derry road.

Rose of Tralee contestant Jane Harrison tries to say yes to all life experiences now because she put off living for so long.

WORLD

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Republican Donald Trump has announced a shake-up of his campaign team leadership amid falling poll ratings and just 82 days before the US presidential election.

Walkers’ “Spell and Go” promotion received more than 100 complaints after consumers said it was virtually impossible to win.

RIO OLYMPICS

LATEST: The AIBA has announced this afternoon that a number of its referees and judges would be taking no further part in the Rio Olympics.

LATEST: Ciara Everard bowed out of the Olympic women’s 800 metres in the first-round heats, following an injury-ravaged season

ANALYSIS: Four years is a long time for another Olympics to come around, but after Annalise Murphy slipped out of the medal positions into fourth in 2012, she was determined to come back and put right what had happened.

SPORT

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New Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has named his first matchday XV.

Head coach Leo Cullen will be without a host of star names when the Guinness Pro12 campaign kicks off in two weeks time

BUSINESS

Some 515,000 people tuned in to BT Sport on Saturday evening to watch Manchester City beat Sunderland 2-1 in an English Premier League opener.

Profits at the main Irish-based entertainment firm owned by singer-songwriter phenomenon Hozier rose more than three-fold to €1.77m last year.

LIFESTYLE

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The traditional and ancient craft of yarn spinning is undergoing a resurgence on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula, writes Áilín Quinlan.

ANALYSIS

In the 1980s, Fethullah Gulen encouraged infiltration through institutes of power, write Christopher Torchia and Erol Israfil

VIDEO

Jessica O'Shea a pupil from Regina Mundi College Cork who received 8 higher level A1's in the Leaving Cert. Video by Eddie O'Hare. Irish Examiner.

VIRAL

A beauty and lifestyle blogger is selling her wedding dress so she can put the money towards her divorce from her “cheating scumbag of a husband”. Ouch.

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Máirtín Farragher from Ballinrobe is having the trip of a lifetime in South Africa and on Monday, he headed to do the world’s highest bungee jump at Bloukran’s Bridge.

TECHNOW

GAMING: The PES 2017 demo will be released in all European territories on August 24.

MOVIES/TV: Lo and behold, it's a Firefly animated series!

TECH: Pizza Hut decided that pizza boxes were getting a little dull and predictable, so they rigged one up to control music like a DJ.

SHOWBIZ

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We talk everything Rose of Tralee and take you back to the 80s with Bananarama in today’s showbiz catch-up.

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Detectives in Rio have said that Pat Hickey is facing three charges of facilitating ticket touting, formation of a cartel and ambush or illicit marketing.


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