Here's your lunchtime news bulletin...
GET INFORMED ...
IRELAND: Irish people enjoy some of the highest average earnings among OECD countries but end up with one of the lowest disposable incomes due to high personal taxes and the cost of living, a new report shows.
IRELAND: An investigation by RTÉ has found that hospital consultants in 14 out of the country's 47 acute public hospitals treated more private patients than they were allowed to under a contract agreed with the HSE.
IRELAND: Watch live: Society matters - reconnecting people and the state
IRELAND: The Gardaí have issued advice for shoppers hoping to embark on an online spending spree for the festive period.
WORLD: Russia is close to ending its military operation in Syria that tipped the scales in the devastating war in favour of government forces, President Vladimir Putin has said.
SPORT: Everton striker Oumar Niasse has been charged with simulation by the Football Association after he won a controversial penalty in Saturday's Premier League draw at Crystal Palace.
... SOME DISTRACTION
FEATURES: Children should help with housework, as it will teach them discipline, independence, respect, and a sense of belonging, says Áilín Quinlan.
VIRAL: Every little helps in the run up to December, so here is a list of the latest offers and codes to save some cash this Christmas.
SHOWBIZ: Actor Rory Cowan has been announced as comedian Al Porter's replacement in the Olympia Theatre's Christmas panto, writes Denise O'Donoghue.
© Irish Examiner Ltd. All rights reserved