Your Monday lunchtime catch-up

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


A passenger has spoken of the “violent death” of a 24-year-old man on a flight from Portugal to Ireland. The dead man, believed to be Brazilian, suffered an apparent seizure and collapsed, forcing the Aer Lingus service from Lisbon to Dublin to divert to Cork Airport on Sunday evening.

A Limerick priest has says Travellers do not want to be housed in areas they are not wanted. It comes as talks continue to try to find new homes for the families affected by the fire at a halting site in Dublin’s Carrickmines. The tragedy has put a spotlight on other halting sites like Clonlong in Limerick, where residents have been trying to bring attention to overcrowding for years.

Pharmaceutical company Regeneron, has announced 200 jobs and an additional investment of $350m at its biopharmaceutical production facility in Limerick. The US company, which announced it was coming to the Raheen business park in Limerick in December 2013 and which achieved planning permission in April 2014, has already filled its original quota of 300 employees.

Emergency services at Dublin Airport were placed on standby for two separate flights that landed within minutes of each other this afternoon. An Aer Lingus flight EI-593 from Madrid was on approach to Dublin when the crew advised air traffic controllers that they an a technical issue.


Your Monday lunchtime catch-up

At least two people have died after a typhoon hit a province in the Philippines. Army, police and civilian volunteers scrambled to rescue hundreds of villagers trapped in their flooded homes and on rooftops in the north-eastern Philippine province of Aurora battered by slow-moving Typhoon Koppu.

A police officer in the UK has been charged with seven counts of rape. Pc Michael Graham, 47, attached to Hounslow borough in London, was arrested at home earlier this month and has been suspended, Scotland Yard said. Graham is charged with seven counts of rape and one count of assault which are alleged to have taken place between December 24, 2013 and September 2, 2014.


Billy Walsh has issued a statement announcing his resignation as head coach of the Irish High Performance Unit. He said that the Irish Amateur Boxing Association "have not made it possible for me to continue on in the role".

Your Monday lunchtime catch-up

New Cork senior football manager Peadar Healy has confirmed three of his management team for next season. Former Castletownbere boss Morgan O’Sullivan is coming on board as a selector along with Irish Examiner columnist Conor McCarthy as sports psychologist.


Your Monday lunchtime catch-up

As Donal Lenihan reflects on the difficult defeat to Argentina, Peter Jackson writes that even in Paul O’Connell’s worst nightmare, he could never have envisaged it ending like this – not in, of all places, Cardiff, Irish rugby’s home from home

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


UTV Media has agreed to sell its television assets to ITV for €135m, subject to regulatory and shareholder approval. The deal excludes its radio stations, which include UTV Radio GB and UTV Radio Ireland, and its digital media businesses.

Dispelling any doubt that this was anything other than a pre-election budget, Finance Minister Michael Noonan mentioned property, property taxes and property assets half a dozen times in his speech last Tuesday.


Irish Examiner journalist Catherine Shanahan first visited Dylan Gaffney Hayes in 2014 after he received an €8.5m settlement for birth injuries. She paid a return visit last month to see what it is that money can (or cannot) buy.


Your Monday lunchtime catch-up

For Back to the Future fans, October 21 is D-day. It’s the exact date in the future when Marty McFly and Doc Brown flew from the ’80s in a modified DeLorean. What, asks Mark Evans, makes the move as watchable today as when it was released?


Playing conkers is a childhood memory of many but did you know that there is an Irish conker championship in Co Kilkenny? Jonathan de Burca Butler reports


Your Monday lunchtime catch-up

James Bond has earned a massive following and a massive amount of money since Dr No was released in 1963. Find out just how much with this infographic.

A security firm has warned that some WiFi kettles could easily be hacked, handing over your WiFi password in the process. Web security company Pen Test Partners have been detailing in a blog post how they used social media to locate users who had WiFi kettles, then used a directional antenna and a brute force attack to guess the password and access your WiFi.


GAMING: Twelve people have been arrested in connection with match-fixing and illegal betting in Starcraft II.

MOVIES: In case you have forgotten already, there’s a proper sequel to Aliens in the works called Alien 5 for some reason and it’s got a great looking rifle

TECH: Android 6.0, or M, or Marshmallow is out, at least if you’re running a brand new Nexus 5X or 6P smartphone.


Glen Hansard took time out last night to boost the morale of refugees and volunteers by performing an impromptu concert in Central station, ViennaThe Oscar winner is currently embarking on a world tour and before his show in the Austrian capital he made his way to the train station, a location which is now considered a hub for the refugee crisis.


Your Monday lunchtime catch-up

A passenger has spoken of the “violent death” of a 24-year-old man on a flight from Portugal to Ireland. The dead man, believed to be Brazilian, suffered an apparent seizure and collapsed, forcing the Aer Lingus service from Lisbon to Dublin to divert to Cork Airport on Sunday evening.


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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