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IRELAND

Two Irish boxers, who took part in the Rio Olympics, have been sanctioned by the OCI  for placing bets at the games.

A drug smuggler, who fraudulently claimed almost €30,000 in benefits  for three years when he was living in Lanzarote, has been given a suspended sentence.

A Ryanair flight has made an emergency landing  at Dublin Airport this afternoon.

A man accused of murdering David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in Dublin has been further charged with firearms offences today.  Patrick Hutch Jnr, from Champions Avenue, Dublin 1 is alleged to have been in possession of three AK47s on the day of the shooting.

A woman, whose daughter lived for 10 seconds after been born, has today praised a charity behind an initiative which allows parents and families of deceased newborns invaluable time to spend  with their baby,writes David Raleigh.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has today insisted that there is no deal or arrangement for the support of Independent TD Michael Lowry.  The former Fine Gael Minister suggested in local media in Tipperary recently he has "an understanding" with the Government for his support.

WORLD

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Jeremy Corbyn has promised to deliver "the socialism of the 21st century"  as he insisted that under his leadership, Labour will be a party not only of protest but also of power.

Elon Musk has outlined probably his most ambitious plan yet – establishing a self-sustaining city on Mars,   complete with iron foundries and even pizzerias.

SPORT

Sports columnist Paul Kimmage has been challenged by disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong  to conduct his interview in Dublin scheduled for next month.

Colin Montgomerie has been involved in enough Ryder Cups to know the value of a rookie.  The Sky Sports analyst, who faced the United States eight times in the biennial event which resumes in Minnesota on Friday, captained Europe to victory at Celtic Manor six years ago when he had six debutants on his team.

BUSINESS

The volume of retail sales in Ireland dropped by 4.7% last August compared to the previous month.  If Motor Trades are excluded, there was an increase of 0.9% in the volume of retail sales last month compared with July, according to the latest Seasonally Adjusted Retail Sales Index from the Central Statistics Office.

Ireland has moved up one place to 23rd in the World Economic Forum’s annual competitiveness report.  According to the report the most problematic factors when doing business in Ireland are an inadequate supply of infrastructure, our tax rates, and access to finance.

LIFESTYLE

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Medieval fight club isn’t for the faint of heart but other than a few cuts and bruises, it is safer than other sports and ends with contestants exchanging hugs and smiles,  says Caroline Delaney

ANALYSIS

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The Issue of Eighth Amendment Is not as black and white  as the slogan.

VIDEO

The latest video from CCCahoots productions is the most awkward audition you'll ever see  at their team's homecoming.

VIRAL

Ireland’s most important celebration is about to begin and no,  it’s not St Patrick’s Day.  National Potato Day is fast approaching and Bord Bia are urging everyone to join in the celebrations of the fourth annual National Potato Day on October 7.

An Garda Siochana have carefully crafted a witty online persona for themselves over the past few years with a number of notable puntastic tweets, but the facade appears to be crumbling  if this post is anything to go by.

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: As October approaches folks might be getting their brains in gear for Halloween, but we really just care about Horrorthon.  The annual festival held at the IFI in Dublin is essential for genre fans and it's a real endurance test with dozens of films screening over an intense long weekend from the 27th to the 31st of October.

TECH: Elon Musk said a lot of things about turning the human race into a multi-planetary species last night in a very inspiring and elequont speech, but really it boils down to this:  Get your ass to Mars!

SHOWBIZ

Panti Bliss may already be the Queen of Ireland but now she has President of the country in her sights too.  The man behind Panti, Rory O’Neill, revealed in a new tell-all showbiz book ‘Beyond The Spotlight’ that running for President is something he might consider in the future.

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A Ryanair flight has made an emergency landing  at Dublin Airport this afternoon.


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