Your Monday morning catch-up

Good morning. Here’s everything you need to know before you start your day.


The majority of political parties are in favour of holding a referendum to change the Constitution to ensure water services can never be privatised, a survey conducted by the Irish Examiner has revealed. The commitment to hold a referendum on safeguarding our water from privatisation has been made by Sinn Féin, the Socialist Party/AAA (Anti Austerity Alliance), the Greens, People before Profit and the newly-formed Social Democrats.

Limerick man Jason Corbett is to be laid to rest on Wednesday alongside his “soulmate” and mother of his two children. His body will lay in repose at Cross’s Funeral Home from 5.30pm Tuesday evening, with removal at 7pm to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Janesboro.

Elsewhere, three people including a child were injured and sixteen people spent the night in a hotel, after their homes were damaged in an apartment complex fire in Dublin. The blaze in Geraldstown Wood in Northwood Santry took hold at about 5.10pm last evening.

In other news, Government ministers have moved to quash suggestions of differences between the gardaí and Police Service of Northern Ireland in their assessments about the existence of the Provisional IRA. Their moves came amid fallout from the murder of Kevin McGuigan in Belfast which PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton said bore evidence of involvement by Provisional IRA members.


Your Monday morning catch-up

In sport, Kerry dominate the news after their All Ireland semi final win against Tyrone. Tony Leen writes that it was a test that should see them well set up for the final.

While in soccer, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho hailed Pedro’s instant impact after the winger scored on his debut in the 3-2 win over West Brom.


Your Monday morning catch-up

The mother of a Shoreham air disaster victim has called for acrobatic displays to be restricted to taking place over the sea to avoid a repeat of the tragedy. The call came after police revealed that they believe 11 people died when a 1950s Hawker Hunter crashed in a fireball in West Sussex.

Despite new surveillance video footage that may offer a possible clue to the bombing in central Bangkok that killed 20 people, Thai police said the perpetrators may have already fled the country.


Fiachra Ó Cionnaith writes that while they have attacked the Government on Irish Water, the opposition parties have failed to develop coherent policies.


What do you do when your partner is married to the game? Michelle Murphy laments her life with a GAA obsessed / addicted boyfriend.


Your Monday morning catch-up

The news of One Direction deciding to take ‘an extended hiatus’ has left fans devastated.

While a new smartphone app that measures mood and brain power can show if you are a lark or an owl. In other words, psychologists have launched the moo-Q app to help people discover what time of day they are at their best.


Crosshaven’s sixth annual Redhead Convention finished in high spirits with music from red-headed performers, the launch of a book on the history of redheads, plus flowing red locks aplenty.


In gaming, the characters from the Left 4 Dead games have invaded the over the top action of the Zombie Army Trilogy for a face off against the undead

In moviesnews, there’s action and photogenic drama at cinemas this coming week thanks to Hitman Agent 47 and We Are Your Friends

While in the tech world hawk-eye will make its competitive debut at the Rugby World Cup and it will make its presence felt during the tournament.


Aer Lingus Regional has reported growth in passenger numbers for the 17th consecutive month. Last month saw the airline, which operates on domestic and UK routes, carry 133,000 people.

Mortgage holders are set to reap the benefits of a looming price war between the major lenders with one cut already promising over €1,000 a year in savings to mortgage switchers. With huge savings already available to customers looking to switch lenders, further good news is coming down the tracks as banks look set to compete with AIB’s recent rate cut — its third of the year.


Your Monday morning catch-up

One Direction will be going their separate ways for a year in March to focus on solo projects and whether you’re a die hard Directioner or not, it’s certainly the end of an era.


Your Monday morning catch-up

A Cork teenager is recovering in hospital after falling from the roof of a nightclub in Kinsale at the weekend. Ciara O’Brien, who had only received her Leaving Certificate results from Kinsale Community College two weeks ago, was attending a party at The Moorings nightclub when the accident happened.



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