Your Friday evening catch-up

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


Got neighbours from hell?  - then take the advice of a top garda  who was a victim of them. It comes after the call came last night from an independent city councillor  for college authorities in Cork to fund special Garda units  to police residential areas plagued by drunken students.

Bus Éireann has said from now on, schoolbuses will not run  while a Met Éireann Status-Red weather alert is active.

Thirty-two Irish pubs spread across 15 counties, north and south,  have secured listings in the 2016 Michelin ‘Eating Out In Pubs’ Guide just published.

This weekend is the busiest weekend of the year for fire crews  across the country, with Halloween tomorrow night.

A Cork woman who was the victim of sexual harassment  last weekend   says the overwhelming online response to the incident has motivated her to report the matter to gardaí.


A newborn baby suffered brain damage when his mother tried to cause  “harm”   by placing him in a toilet bowl, a family court judge in the UK has concluded.

The US, Russia and other world powers are considering a new plan to set up a  ceasefire in Syria  within the next four to six months, sources have said.


Australia have blundered on the eve of Saturday’s World Cup final by accidentally revealing elements of their game-plan  for dethroning New Zealand.

Leinster announced today that Isa Nacewa is to take over the role of club captain on a permanent basis,  having taken led the team on an interim basis during the Rugby World Cup.


Your Friday evening catch-up

It’s been said that most Rugby World Cup finals have been dour, boring affairs, and there’s good reason for that, but I think we could be looking at the exception  to the rule this weekend, writes Ronan O’Gara

For more latest news, views and banter visit our dedicated Rugby World Cup Centre HERE


British taxpayer-backed Royal Bank of Scotland has revealed a sharp fall  in third-quarter profits.

Shares of companies making nappies, buggies and infant formula have seen a boost from China’s decision  to scrap its decades-old one-child policy.


Hillary Clinton is fighting a battle against Bernie Sanders in Nevada. Emily Cadei reports  on the campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in the deeply divided ‘swing state’


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Got an issue? Ask Audrey...  he’s been sorting out Cork people for years.


Botched attempts at recreating YouTube Halloween make-up can end up scarier than the original, but for all the wrong reasons. And let’s be fair, nobody wants to end up on the wrong side of an internet meme.


Your Friday evening catch-up

A man has spoken of the “total weirdness” of encountering his doppelganger  after boarding a flight to see him sitting in his seat.

You don’t need to be an astrophysicist to know that science is cool! Here’s a quick quiz that will test your general science knowledge.  Good Luck!


GAMING: Need for Speed’s urban sprawl will act as a place for people to be free to do what they want to do, a gangster’s paradise if you will.  Those are the none-too-subtle hints dropped by its launch trailer, at least.

MOVIES: The Queen of Ireland is now in cinemas and it’s already earning plenty of attention thanks to amazing reviews from audiences and critics  and great box office returns, making it the highest grossing Irish documentary ever released.

TECH: Snapchat has added Speed Modifiers, which will let people  get more creative with their videos.


There is no denying the popularity of Boyband  One Direction but the extent of the their fan-dom is almost beyond comprehension.


Never one to mince his words, Conor McGregor  has attracted a lot of attention with a strongly worded post discussing the remembrance poppy.


Spring has sprung and a new Munster festival promises to celebrate its arrival with gusto, says Eve Kelliher.Spring has sprung: Munster festival promises to celebrate with gusto

The spotlight will fall on two Munster architects in a new showcase this year.Munster architects poised to build on their strengths

Prepare to fall for leather, whatever the weather, says Annmarie O'Connor.Trend of the week: It's always leather weather

The starting point for Michael West’s new play, in this joint production by Corn Exchange and the Abbey, is an alternative, though highly familiar, 1970s Ireland. You know, elections every few weeks, bad suits, wide ties, and a seedy nexus of politics and property development.Theatre Review: The Fall of the Second Republic at Abbey Theatre, Dublin

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