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The shock arrest of Pat Hickey yesterday morning has all but ended the 71-year-old’s tenure as president of the Olympic Council of Ireland, which he has led since 1989. The Irish Examiner understands that if convicted, Mr Hickey could face up to seven years in jail.

The Olympic Council of Ireland has insisted that “contrary to reports” its president, Pat Hickey, complied fully with the terms of the arrest warrant when he was detained by Brazilian police yesterday morning.

Mr Hickey was told by a legal adviser to put Transport and Sport Minister Shane Ross “in his place” on the eve of a crunch meeting in Rio on Sunday night.

Pro10 Sports Management, the company appointed as Ireland’s Authorised Ticket Reseller (ATR) and whose directors are the subject of arrest warrants, has insisted once again that its process for selling tickets was “fully within ATR guidelines”.


An Irish man has been killed in an apparent gangland attack in Majorca. The victim, thought to be an associate of the Hutch family, was shot in the back last night.

As nearly 48,000 of those who got their exam results turn to the wait on college offers, a schools’ leader has suggested Leaving Certificate grades be delayed to reduce stress.

There were double celebrations for one midlands family when Alan Hand and his daughter Siobhán got their exam results.

Parents are forking out more than €400 a month to put a child through college, a survey has revealed.

More than €700,000 worth of drugs were seized by Gardaí yesterday. In Dublin, heroin, cocaine and cannabis herb with an estimated value of €580,000 were recovered.


Donald Trump has reshuffled his campaign team for the second time in two months as he trails Hillary Clinton in the polls in most key battleground states.

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Firefighters urged California residents threatened by a ferocious blaze to evacuate their homes when told to as it raged out of control.

More than 17,000 people have died in Syrian government detention facilities since the start of the 2011 uprising against President Bashar Assad, Amnesty International has said.


LATEST: American swimmers Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were removed from a flight to the US by the Brazilian authorities, the United States Olympic Committee said.

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TOP STORY: Whisper it gently, for fear of jinxing it, but this could be happening: An Irish sprinter on an Olympic podium. Thomas Barr enters this afternoon’s 400m hurdles final, held at 4pm Irish time, with the third fastest time of the eight finallists this year.

ANALYSIS: Ireland’s silver medallist Annalise Murphy revealed yesterday that her key rival Marit Boumeester had actually thought the Irish sailor had won gold in the Women’s single-handed final immediately after they had finished the 25-minute race.


Cork Central Council delegate Bob Ryan says the GAA’s new framework agreement with the GPA is not a done deal. 

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Brendan Rodgers insists Celtic still face a big task to qualify for the Champions League despite their convincing 5-2 win over Hapoel Be'er Sheva.


The computer networking firm Cisco has confirmed it is cutting up to 5,500 jobs. The firm says it is reducing its global workforce by about 7%, in its second major lay-off in two years.

Sterling approached a three-year low against the euro even after Britain’s jobless rate showed signs of resilience following the country’s decision to quit the EU.


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Had a shameful job in a former life? Get over it. As Caroline Delaney points out, actors and directors have mortifying CVs too - but theirs will live forever on YouTube


A national synod that had the freedom to explore the many difficult issues it faces could help to renew the Catholic Church here, writes TP O’Mahony


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Eating toast every day can become boring. But a father-of-two is brightening the breakfasts of his youngest daughter, who suffers severe food allergies, by creating daily toast sculptures.

Having a tough day? Well, now is the time to drop everything you are doing and watch this video of a chicken jogging around in tiny blue pants.


GAMING: BioShock and BioShock 2 are coming back in remastered editions, and they're looking mighty fine.

MOVIES/TV: Firefly is gone 14 years now and even the little bit of hope from Serenity has long since faded. 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.


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Adam West and Burt Ward are reprising their roles as Batman and Robin, but they will not be donning the famous tights this time around.

Kristen Stewart says her relationship with Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson became “a product” which she called “gross”.


It is inevitable that the arrest of Pat Hickey in Rio de Janeiro will give rise to schadenfreude among more than a few people.


These are the nail hues to choose this season, says Katie Wright.Perfectly polished: 5 autumn/winter nail trends you’ll actually want to wear

This early 19th-century table is one of a number of Irish lots at Sotheby’s Style, Furniture and Ceramics sale in New York on Thursday (October 24).Irish lots poised to add bite to Big Apple sale

Something for all at Hegarty’s auction in Bandon, says Des O’SullivanSomething for all at Hegarty’s auction in Bandon

Des O’Sullivan gives a preview of the Irish selection on offer at two sales in DublinPreview of the Irish selection on offer at two sales in Dublin

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