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IRELAND

Singer Sinead O’Connor is one of 101 taxpayers who have been caught for the un-declaration of tax.  The ‘Nothing compares to you’ musician has settled with the Revenue for €160,000.

Fianna Fáil have "grave concerns"  over government plans to provide special tax rates to highly skilled Irish workers living abroad.

Transport Infrastructure Ireland has unveiled a €5.5m war-chest  aimed at stopping the spread of Japanese knotweed on the country’s national road network.

Private cars could be banned from Cork City’s main street by the end of next year after contentious traffic plans  were approved last night writes Eoin English.

The Taoiseach has defended the Citizens' Convention on abortion - saying it's "not a black and white issue".  Enda Kenny was responding to criticism from pro-choice TDs - six of whom wore jumpers bearing the 'REPEAL' slogan in the Dáil chamber.

The prosecution in the trial of Anglo Irish Bank’s former chairman Sean Fitzpatrick is The 68-year-old denies 27 counts of misleading Anglo’s auditors and furnishing false information to them between 2002 and 2008. .

WORLD

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After half a century of bloodshed, Colombians have embarked on a new path to settle their political differences with the signing of a historic peace accord  between the government and leftist rebels.

Fossil protein extracted from a 3.8 million-year-old ostrich eggshell fragment could open up a new frontier in archaeology.  The surprising survival of the protein suggests that ancient eggshell can yield genetic information almost 50 times older than any DNA record, say scientists.

Tantalising new evidence of water vapour plumes erupting from the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa has been uncovered by the Hubble Space Telescope.  If shown to be real, the plumes are likely to originate from the global salty ocean known to lie beneath the moon’s icy shell.

SPORT

Sam Allardyce is battling to remain at the England helm as the Football Association investigates secretly-filmed conversations  which appear to show the manager making a variety of controversial comments to undercover reporters.

Ask any golfer who has played in a Ryder Cup and they will tell you the pressure is like nowhere else in the game. Then go and ask a Ryder Cup captain's pick  ,writes Simon Lewis in Hazeltine.

Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome has described the rules allowing athletes to take drugs that would normally be banned under sport's anti-doping rules as "open to abuse"  and in need of urgent reform.

BUSINESS

Apple is moving its international iTunes business from Luxembourg to Cork  writes Alan Healy.

German data protection authorities have ordered Facebook to delete data  - including phone numbers - the social media giant has received from its subsidiary WhatsApp.

LIFESTYLE

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Irish patriot Kevin Barry was eighteen years old when he was executed on November 1st 1920 for his part in an IRA ambush which killed three young British soldiers aged fifteen, nineteen and twenty. In a controversial new play former IRA volunteer Shane Paul O'Doherty tells his version of the story of Kevin's arrest, imprisonment and execution.  Writing here he explains what motivated him to write the play.

ANALYSIS

Most pollsters had not predicted how close Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would be this late in the race.  Why is this happening, asks Elizabeth Drew

VIDEO

Stuck in  the office staring out at the sunshine today? Don't worry, we sent our reporter out to Ballincollig Regional Park  to document this lovely September day.

VIRAL

A café in Ballybunion had the most adorable reason  to close for the day.

Spotted travelling in the direction of Arainn Mhor from Burtonport/Dungloe off the Co Donegal coast, behold a herd of swimming cows.  Is this a great escape from their farm or just for the craic?

TECHNOW

GAMING: Firewatch is a game about walking and talking set in the wilderness of a great American park in the 1980s.  The developers at Campo Santo have formed a deal with movie production company Good Universe, who have worked on the likes of Last Vegas, Oldboy (the remake), The Night Before, Bad Neighbours and recent horror hit Don't Breathe.

MOVIES/TV: It's time for the Will and Grace crew to get back together with an actual episode that's all about the election race.  It's pretty great stuff, and the apartment looks FABULOUS!

TECH: Google has a major event planned for the 4th of October (which is somehow next week already) and they're going to be showing off  a suite of smart products.

SHOWBIZ

A host of stars have poured into Westminster Abbey to pay tribute to Terry Wogan,  who died at the age of 77 on January 31 this year following a battle with cancer.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Singer Sinead O’Connor is one of 101 taxpayers who have been caught for the un-declaration of tax.  The ‘Nothing compares to you’ musician has settled with the Revenue for €160,000.


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