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IRELAND

One of Ireland's brightest future hopes in world rowing, has tragically passed away  six days after sustaining critical head injuries in a fall, only hours after winning a Bronze medal at the FISU World University Rowing Championships, in Poznan, Poland, writes David Raleigh.

The management of a Cork pub which allegedly banned a Gaeilgeoir  from speaking as Gaelige while he worked there has responded to claims he made on RTÉ radio.

Average mortgage rates in Ireland are significantly  higher than in the Eurozone,  according to new Central Bank figures.

A former Senator appeared in court today charged with a number of offences including drink driving  and dangerous driving as a music festival was taking place nearby, writes Joe Leogue.

The body of a man has been found close to the city centre in Cork.  The remains were found this morning on a path leading to flats at Rockgrove Terrace on the Lower Glanmire Road.

A gay couple who stepped aside from singing at mass after  getting abuse from a parishioner  are to return to the choir.

WORLD

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A City trader has been jailed for six years  for raping a young woman after a cocaine and champagne-fuelled office party.

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has said he told President Barack Obama during their encounter in Laos that he never cursed him.  On a visit to Indonesia, Mr Duterte told the Filipino community there that he told Mr Obama: "President Obama, I'm President Duterte. I never made that statement, check it out."

SPORT

Jason Smyth has in succeeded in his bid to win a third consecutive Paralympic gold medal  in the 100m T13 final, winning the race in a time of 10.64s.

The Ryder Cup is fast approaching so no better time to look back at 10 of the best  and most memorable performances produced by the all important Captain's Picks.

BUSINESS

Motor insurance premium hikes “have not finished yet” and could jump by 20%  in the next six to nine months.

Ireland is expected to oppose plans for common tax laws across Europe.  EU Finance Ministers will discuss the proposal when they meet in Bratislava this weekend.

LIFESTYLE

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Dare To Be Wild combines the true story of a revolutionary gardener with a torrid love affair,  writes Esther McCarthy

ANALYSIS

John Halligan is simply not suited to the job of being in government,  writes Michael Clifford

VIRAL

A Norwegian newspaper has dedicated its front-page story  to an impassioned open letter to Mark Zuckerberg after Facebook censored an iconic historical photograph.

Heading off to college is an emotional experience. This video from Cmedia  follows Johnny and Grainne as they say goodbye to their loved ones and hit the road to Limerick where they'll spend the next four years working toward graduation in 2020. Oh, the feels!

VIDEO

The chair of the Cork County Board’s stadium business committee says the redeveloped Páirc Uí Chaoimh will be “as good a consumer experience as anything in the country.”  Former Bord Gáis Éireann chief John Mullins has presented details of the revamped stadium on Leeside, adding that there will be “no lack of investment in Cork teams” as a result of the project.

TECHNOW

GAMING: EA Sports has added FIFA 17’s soundtrack to Spotify.  The soundtrack features new music from Beck, Kasabian, Bishop Briggs, Ceci Bastida feat. Aloe Blacc, Capital Cities, Sofi Tukker, Souls, Systema Solar, Barns Courtney, HUNTAR and more.

MOVIES/TV: Star Wars The Force Awakens has some pretty incredible effects and you can see just how they were put together in this sizzle video.

TECH: We're happy to report that Doctor Strange is going to release in Ireland and the UK on the 25th of October,  that's more than a week before it's out in the States on the 4th of November.

SHOWBIZ

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Ian Dempsey has agreed to get his first ever tattoo – after being dared by thousands of listeners.  The Today FM star is taking part in the station’s new charity fundraiser Dare To Care.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

One of Ireland's brightest future hopes in world rowing, has tragically passed away  six days after sustaining critical head injuries in a fall, only hours after winning a Bronze medal at the FISU World University Rowing Championships, in Poznan, Poland, writes David Raleigh.


Lifestyle

Put provenance first this season and make 'Made in Munster' the label to be seen in. With outstanding craftmanship and commitment to quality, these homegrown designers are making Munster-made fashion wish list worthy around the world. Shopping local has never looked so good. Carolyn Moore reports.Made in Munster: Shopping local has never looked this good.

Karen Cunneen-Bilbow Owner, Fabricate IrelandMade in Munster: ‘I turned my hobby into a business’

An invitation is extended to all to pay a visit to Bride View Cottage, writes Charlie WilkinsSeasonal cheer will spread early in Co Cork as an invitation is extended to all to visit Bride View Cottage

After a week of Fortnite Chapter 2, we think it’s fair to say Epic lived up to their name with the game’s ‘re-launch’.GameTech: Happy after a week of Fortnite Chapter 2

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