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PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Irish Examiner ICMSA Farming Poll has brought to light the latest views and opinions  on religion and the priesthood among the farming community, reports Noel Baker. There is widespread backing for Catholic priests to be allowed to marry and for allowing women to be ordained as priests, even among older people, according to an Irish Examiner opinion poll.

The recovery does not appear to have spread to rural Ireland with 40% of respondents in the Irish Examiner opinion poll claiming they o not believe the economic recovery has benefitted them  or their family, compared to 37% who said it had.

IRELAND

A jury has now been sworn in for the trial of Sean FitzPatrick.  They will not begin to hear evidence until next month in what is expected to be a 12-week trial.

The Citizens Assembly will begin its deliberations on whether to liberalise the country's abortion laws  on October 15, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has revealed.

Religious orders have been urged to offer the state vacant or disused priests' homes,  convents and buildings to ease the housing and homeless crisis.

A lucky family syndicate have today collected a cheque for €2,307,937  at National Lottery offices in Dublin today.

Transport Minister Shane Ross has warned he will not intervene in the Dublin bus strike,  saying he is not a "sugar daddy" and cannot be expected to "ride in on a white horse and shining armour with a cheque book",writes Fiachra Ó Cionnaith, Political Reporter.

WORLD

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Three people, including two children, were taken to hospital following an early morning attack  by a knifeman who then set fire to a house in England, witnesses said.

Keepers have bred a critically endangered colour-changing frog by  using artificial rain storms.  It is the first time the lemur leaf frog, found mainly in the rainforests of Costa Rica and Panama, has been bred at Paignton Zoo in Devon, England.

SPORT

SSE Airtricity League club Bohemians are set to return to their historical home, Phoenix Park.  Having struggled to find a permanent home over recent years for their expanding schoolboy and Academy section, the FAI have agreed a deal with the club to use the Fifteen Acres facility for the foreseeable future.

Ireland's 48-strong Paralympics team arrived to a heroes welcome as over 1,000 supporters  turned out at Terminal 1 in Dublin Airport this lunchtime, with 11 medals in tow, writes Cóilín Duffy at Dublin Airport.

BUSINESS

A German court said it has added staff and storage space  to handle a flood of 1,400 investor lawsuits against Volkswagen seeking damages worth €8.2bn.

US pharma firm Aerie has earmarked proceeds from the $125m it has raised in stock market sales for the construction of an Irish manufacturing facility.  The plant is expected to serve the $1bn company's international and US markets, the Irish Independent reports.

LIFESTYLE

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An event at the RDS will gather speakers to address a range of issues  relevant to young people, writesClodagh Finn

ANALYSIS

Oliver Stone’s film ‘Snowden’ may change US public opinion and garner support to pardon the whistleblower, who performed a public service in the public interest, says James Bamford.   

VIDEO

Our 'man with a cam' Eddie O'Hare took a drive through the streets of Cork last night and captured some of the beautiful sights from the city.  Taking in areas such as St Patrick's Street, the Marina, Pope's Quay, and the Grande Parade (to name but a few) Eddie picked up some great footage.

VIRAL

This couple is not content with a simple description of a routine cold to their doctor.  "Imagine a ferret crawled into your mouth and stuck its furry paw down your throat."

Every year hundreds of thousands of people flock to the National Ploughing Championships for a great day out. Here are a few of the great attractions  that keep people coming back every year.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Dishonored 2 is coming in November,  and that means it's time to get your creative kills in order.

MOVIES/TV: Kristen Bell was on the show and Ellen suggested she bring back her character of Anna from Disney's Frozen for a bit with Dory.  Here's how it went.

TECH: How much does the iPhone 7  cost to make?   Find out here.

SHOWBIZ

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie could be stung by millions in lawyers’ fees  and a Brexit slowdown in property prices as the couple prepare to carve up their 400 million US dollar fortune as part of divorce proceedings.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Our 'man with a cam' Eddie O'Hare took a drive through the streets of Cork last night and captured some of the beautiful sights from the city.  Taking in areas such as St Patrick's Street, the Marina, Pope's Quay, and the Grande Parade (to name but a few) Eddie picked up some great footage.


Lifestyle

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Laura Whalen is a Munster-based dollmaker and mother-of-five, and the founder of the Bábóg project, a community crafting drive to make a commemorative doll for all the babies born in Irish mother and baby homes.Made in Munster: Meet the West Cork dollmaker who uses bio-degradable materials for her craft

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