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TOP STORIES

An internal Dublin Fire Brigade report recommended the serving of a fire notice on Longboat Quay in May of last year, the Irish Examiner has learned.

The day Jack Coules was made stand in the corner of the classroom with his back to his schoolmates was the last he spent in that school. Even though he had been diagnosed with dyslexia, his teacher did not have the tools to better support his learning needs.

Ian Bailey has lodged an appeal against the outcome of his unsuccessful High Court action over his arrest for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

The company at the centre of an industrial dispute at An Post’s mail centres, says its employees’ core pay is not being cut.

Irish Water says it has saved three billion litres of water over the past six months by fixing leaks in household pipes.

WORLD 

The badly decomposed body of a baby has been found on the shore of Kos island, on the frontline of the migrant influx coming from Turkey.

Portugal’s coalition government earned another four-year term, winning a general election through an improving economy that weathered the austerity measures contested across Europe.

Flash flooding around the French Riviera has killed at least 16 people, including some trapped in cars, a campsite and a retirement home.

SPORT

Liverpool’s search for a new manager will focus on identifying a candidate with a proven pedigree.

New Kildare boss Cian O’Neill begins the search for his backroom team this week.

RUGBY WORLD CUP CENTRE

Your Monday morning catch-up

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt was philosophical about the yellow card that saw Peter O’Mahony sent to the sin bin in the closing stages of Ireland’s win against Italy.

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

BUSINESS

Apple has been named the world’s most valuable brand after the release of its smartwatch and iPhone 6S helped push up sales.

Greece must implement its bailout programme fast to achieve its main aim of regaining access to market financing and escaping international supervision, re-elected leftist prime minister Alexis Tsipras has said.

ANALYSIS

The filming of ’Star Wars’ should have a knock-on effect that will boost the film and tourist industries, writes John Daly

LIFESTYLE

The bookselling sensation that was the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trilogy seemed to wake up the world to the fact that women actually do enjoy sex. And a new book exploring sexual fantasies shows Irish women’s imaginations are certainly fertile, writes Ailin Quinlan

VIDEO

Time is running out for a paralysed Cork man to raise funds to keep a vital robotic exoskeleton in Ireland.

VIRAL

Happy 40th birthday, Kate Winslet! Check out these other stars ageing with style. It turns out 1975 was a vintage year for celebs…

A monkey which sneezes in the rain and a “walking” fish are among more than 200 new species discovered in the Eastern Himalayas in recent years.

TECHNOW

GAMING: FIFA 16 adds women’s national teams, some career mode features, a new Ultimate Team mode, and a host of gameplay changes. Here’s how it stacks up.

MOVIES: Here’s what’s coming to Irish cinemas at the end of this week.

TECH: Huawei announced that the overall winner of the Huawei Snapys will win a return trip to China, including flights, accommodation, and exclusive trips while there.

SHOWBIZ

Elle Macpherson has opened up about the scary moment she found the lump on her 49th birthday, admitting it was a "big warning" to pay more attention to her health.

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