Your Monday lunchtime catch-up

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

A school bus with up to 52 children on board has overturned in Co CorkBus Éireann have a released a statement saying they have confirmed there is an investigation underway into the crash, which involved a sub-contracted vehicle. They said "The driver and all school pupils were able to make their way off the bus with the assistance of the emergency services."

Coláiste an Chraoibhín, Loetto Secondary School & St. Colman’s College, Fermoy have issued a joint statement on the incident, confirming that four students were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Gardaí investigating the fire at a factory in Drogheda have made a fourth arrest this morning. A teenage boy was arrested in the Drogheda area and is being held under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Dundalk Garda Station.

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Relatives of one of the “Disappeared” have given him a Christian burial more than 40 years after his murder. Kevin McKee’s remains lay in Meath bog land for almost 43 years before they were found earlier this year along with another man the IRA shot and secretly buried during the Troubles.

The man who draws SpiderMan for Marvel Comics spun a web of white lies over the weekend to propose to his girlfriend as only he could. Irish illustrator Will Sliney illustrated his love for her by drawing and writing a series of Disney-inspired cartoons which charted their boy-meets-girl story so far.


An Athlone GAA player owes his life to the quick action of medics and fellow players when he suffered a suspected heart attack in Cusack Park yesterday. Cathal Joyce collapsed on the pitch while warming up with his teammates for an intermediate football match against Rosemount.

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While Cork will never tire of winning All-Irelands, yesterday’s must be the sweetest of all because it is a Rebel team that lost so many quality players from last season. 

Check out our newly launched Rugby World Cup 2015 centre. From the latest news and views to general banter and match stats, we’ve got you covered. #COYBIG


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Australia’s beleaguered prime minister has been ousted from his position by an internal government challenge. The party’s former leader has been elected to replace him. Tony Abbott lost a leadership ballot by members of his conservative party following the second challenge to his position this year.

Thai police say a key suspect in the August 17 bombing at a Bangkok shrine that killed 20 people has fled to Turkey. Police had previously said the man, carrying a Chinese passport in the name Abudureheman Abudusataer, may have directed the bombing of the Erawan Shrine.


The Cliffs of Moher has clocked its one millionth visitor of the year this morning. The figures are 15% higher than this time last year and the million mark has come 36 days earlier than it did in 2014.

As part of the build-up to Budget 2016 next month, the IFA will meet this week with the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin. It will be an opportunity for us to remind them that agriculture has contributed significantly to our recovery, and economic activity and employment across all parts of the country.


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Ahead of the State funeral, the Irish Examiner discovers what brought Thomas Kent to become one of the 16 men executed after the 1916 Rising


When Donal Donnelly escaped from a Belfast prison, 12,000 men were sent to capture him but he lived as an escaped convict for 36 years writes Jonathan deBurca Butler.


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Model, author and former Miss World, Rosanna Davison has had to deal with a lot of hateful comments in the aftermath of ‘gluten-gate’ but public backlash to the “outrageous comments” is totally understandable, she said.


The world is likely to see a return to rapid warming in the next couple of years, scientists said, in what could signal the end of the “pause” in rising global temperatures.

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Justin Willman and his bride, Jillian Sipkins put on quite the show for guests at their wedding reception in Malibu last week. Justin is a magician so it was no bother to him to inject a bit of magic into their first dance to (what else?) "I’ve put a spell on you".


GAMING: Metal Gear Solid V players on PlayStation 4 and PC will be able to bring Quiet with them on missions 29 and 42, as Konami has fixed the issue that led to save files being corrupted.

MOVIES: Check out the first proper trailer for a new movie, Hardcore, which unfolds completely from a first person perspective - its nuts

TECH: iOS developer Hamza Sood has confirmed that Apple’s upcoming handsets, the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, come with 2GB RAM.


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Tickets for U2’s Irish concerts went on sale this morning and for some it didn’t go too well. Diehard fans braved the weather and started queuing outside Dublin’s 3Arena early last night, with an estimated couple of hundred of fans joining them this morning.


The GoPro that went to space and was lost for 2 years has been found and has some amazing footage.


Lacemakers in Limerick want to preserve their unique craft for future generations and hope to gain UNESCO heritage status, writes Ellie O’Byrne.Made in Munster: Lace-making a labour of love rather than laborious industry

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