Tuesday lunchtime briefing: Kenny calls full meeting of ministers ahead of Garda strike. Catch up on the headlines

Good afternoon. Here’s all the news you need to know this lunchtime.

IRELAND

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has brought forward the weekly meeting of the Cabinet to today on foot of the looming strike by 12,500 members of An Garda Siochana.

Ulster Rugby have released a statement after police questioned two of their players - Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding - in connection with alleged sexual offences.

A man has died after an assault in Dublin in the early hours of this morning.

Talks between officials from the Education Department and the ASTI are taking place again today to discuss junior cycle reform.

WORLD 

Donald Trump avoided paying potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes in a way even his own lawyers considered questionable, according to a report.

Gangs of bikers and youths pelting fireworks caused Halloween chaos for emergency services across the UK and Northern Ireland.

Three people, including two children, have been killed after a vehicle struck a Halloween-themed trailer in Mississippi.

A train driver was forced to dive to the ground to avoid being hit by another train travelling at 105mph in England, according to an official report.

SPORT

Tuesday lunchtime briefing: Kenny calls full meeting of ministers ahead of Garda strike. Catch up on the headlines

Inter Milan have sacked head coach Frank de Boer after less than three months in charge.

Martin Ferris faces three months on the sidelines after breaking his left leg in a fall at Galway on Monday.

GAA and Irish society has been illuminated by extraordinary local radio contributions.

A quarter of the way through the 2016/17 season, the top five teams are separated by just three points. But who will be celebrating come May? We assess the key title contenders...

OPINION

He’s driven, committed, and wants to convince young doctors to stay in the Irish health service. Emergency medicine consultant Adrian Murphy talks to Catherine Shanahan.

Most people didn’t think it was possible, but FBI director James Comey — as is now known by everyone who hasn’t been locked down in a Zen monastery for the past few days — has just increased the craziness of this already loony and deeply depressing presidential election campaign, writes Suzanne Garment

BUSINESS

Chatting to business people in Belfast this week, it is evident that the consequences of Brexit are already being felt north of the border, and the consequences are not all bad.

A notable feature of currency markets since early last year has been the stable trading range for the euro-dollar exchange rate following its sharp fall in 2014.

LIFESTYLE

Tuesday lunchtime briefing: Kenny calls full meeting of ministers ahead of Garda strike. Catch up on the headlines
 

From a music fan’s perspective, this was the best Guinness Cork Jazz Festival in years.

SHOWBIZ

Here’s what happened the moment one fan, Keith Casey, spotted Justin Bieber in Dublin.

VIRAL

Tuesday lunchtime briefing: Kenny calls full meeting of ministers ahead of Garda strike. Catch up on the headlines

TG4 got into the spirit of Halloween last night with a brilliant prank during the weather forecast.

VIDEO - OUR CHOICE

The Irish Coast Guard shared a wonderful video over the weekend, which shows a school of Bottlenose Dolphins swimming beside their boat, the Sean A Dunne, off the coast of Dublin.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Agent 47 has been a very busy boy this year, with multiple adventures seeing him murdering around the world.

MOVIES/TV: The makers got involved in the spirit of the season with a news report from the world of Stranger Things, and there are plenty of neat easter eggs for fans.

TECH: The Microsoft Studio was shown off for the first time last week in a totally stunning video - complete with a gorgeous version of Pure Imagination.

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Here’s what happened the moment one fan, Keith Casey, spotted Justin Bieber in Dublin.


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