Morning briefing: Early warning system to tackle suicide in Cork. Catch up on all the headlines

Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com today.

IRELAND

An early-warning system to identify emerging clusters of suicide and self-harm will be introduced in Cork early in the new year.

Politicians in Cork and Waterford have called upon the authority responsible for Ireland’s main routes to do more to improve the safety of a national road on which four people have died in two crashes over the space of a day.

The executive of the Garda Representative Association will meet today to decide steps towards implementing a €50m pay deal, after members voted to back it yesterday.

A High Court challenge has been brought against Dublin City Council’s decision permitting a former community centre to be converted into a hostel for homeless people.

A man is in a serious in condition in hospital after he was shot up to six times in Dublin overnight.

It is reported this morning that pay-by-weight bin charges will not now kick in next month.

WORLD

Morning briefing: Early warning system to tackle suicide in Cork. Catch up on all the headlines

An off-duty sheriff's deputy has died and two other people were hurt when two vehicles plunged into a water-filled sinkhole in San Antonio, Texas.

A South Carolina judge has declared a mistrial after a jury was deadlocked in the murder trial of a white former police officer charged over the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist.

Security has been increased at metro stations across Los Angeles after what is being described as a "specific" threat of a terror attack today.

The artist Helen Marten has scooped a £25,000 jackpot after she was named winner of the 2016 Turner Prize.

SPORT

Morning briefing: Early warning system to tackle suicide in Cork. Catch up on all the headlines

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly has attacked officials for constantly meddling with Gaelic football’s rules and implored them to simply leave well enough alone.

Ronan O’Gara won’t get a better chance to get into Irish provincial coaching in the next few years, according to former Connacht and Ireland stalwart, Noel Mannion.

As he nears completion of his squad jigsaw for next season, Cork City manager John Caulfield readily acknowledges that a key piece is now in place with the retention of ace marksman Sean Maguire.

It says a lot about just how explosive a book Cathal McCarron has written that there’s been barely mention of just how explosive some of its football passages are, writes Kieran Shannon .

OPINION

Where domestic violence is happening there is a huge risk of irreparable damage to children, writes Fergus Finlay.

Despite two decades of supposedly free third-level education, the latest figures point to failings around higher education policy, writes Education Correspondent Niall Murray.

BUSINESS

Markets took a lost referendum and the resignation of Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi on the chin, but Irish taxpayers and Government advisers here will be peering into the distance to see what European elections next year will hold for the sale of AIB, as shares in Italian banks fell sharply.

The four-star boutique hotel in Dublin co-owned by Bono and The Edge last year recorded profits of over €430,000.

LIFESTYLE

Morning briefing: Early warning system to tackle suicide in Cork. Catch up on all the headlines
 

PCPs are the deals for those looking to buy a new car says our consumer advice columnist Gráinne McGuinness.

SHOWBIZ

Kym Marsh has said she has been criticised for “moving on too quickly” in her love life, but said people should do what works for them.

EXAMVIRAL

An escaped goat has caused havoc after being denied entry to a shop in Northern Ireland.

VIDEO - OUR CHOICE

Every December houses are decked out in the biggest and brightest Christmas lights but Cork may be host to the best of the lot.

TECHNOW

GAMINGIt’s been nearly five years since we last got to grips with Wipeout on the playstation.

MOVIES/TVFrom a tweet posted by Imdb today we found out that Gareth Edwards, the director of Rogue One, was delighted to hear that George Lucas loved his film.

TECHGoPro have announced they will be selling the Karma Grip, the three axis stabiliser which was bundled with the Karma drone from the sports camera maker.

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Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly has attacked officials for constantly meddling with Gaelic football’s rules and implored them to simply leave well enough alone.


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