Your Thursday evening catch-up

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


Labour’s deputy leader Alan Kelly believes the general election will be next year, describing the Taoiseach as an "honourable man".

Sinn Féin says it plans to give back hundreds of euro to the average worker or family, as part of its pre-Budget submission.

Commuters will face massive disruption after unions at Irish Rail confirmed their plans to strike between 6-9am on Bank Holiday Friday, October 23, as well as on November 6.

Lidl is to become the first big employer here to commit to paying the "living wage" of €11.50 an hour from November 1.

Members of a college feminist group who have been subjected to sustained, vile, and lewd online abuse for almost three years have launched a fightback campaign.


An Italian priest has been removed from his post after he said he was not surprised that paedophilia existed in the Church.

After a Wednesday full of several terror attacks throughout Israel, including two within the Green Line, security forces are expected to increase readiness all over the country.


Jurgen Klopp has agreed to become Liverpool’s new manager and will officially sign his contract when he flies into Merseyside on Thursday evening.

Lionel Messi will stand trial in Spain on three counts of tax fraud.


Your Thursday evening catch-up

Irish rugby player, Paddy Jackson, has portrayed his best impression of broadcaster and naturalist, David Attenborough, while giving an accurate description of a sleeping Iain Henderson.

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Lidl’s Managing Director in Ireland JP Scally has defended its relationship with farmers after the IFA accused the supermarket of being “two-faced”.

CityJet has announced additional services from Cork Airport, a week after launching its new airlink between the city and London City Airport.


From defending crime bosses in the real world to writing about them in a fictional one, Michael O’Higgins gives us an authentic take on policing and the law, writes Cormac O’Keeffe


More people are removing tattoos, says Ellie O’Byrne, but beware of laser cowboys.


Susannah Mushatt Jones is officially the world’s oldest person as of July, according to The Guinness Book of World Records. Her secret to living a long and luscious life is eating bacon.


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GAMING: Bad news if you’re planning on playing Call of Duty Black Ops 3 on Xbox One - the game has been removed from the digital store.

MOVIES: Horrothon is back at the IFI in Dublin for 2015, and it’s celebrating its 18th birthday in style with five days of scream-tastic horror.

TECH: Twitter made its long-awaited move into the news business this week with the launch of Twitter Moments, a new tab in Twitter’s mobile apps that let you see semi-curated summaries of the biggest news stories, as represented by things people are tweeting.


Hollywood star and activist Geena Davis has warned that the film industry’s continued failure to challenge the representation of women and girls on screen is damaging generations of children.


Liam Togher analyses every single possible scenario as the Euro 2016 qualifiers draw to a close.


When Marisa Murphy went to play as a teenager on Dinish Island, she could still see the flowers growing among the ruins in her grandmother’Islands of Ireland: Barely inhabitated Dinish became an industrial zone

MAC make-up artist Lucy Bridge shares her tips backstage at Roland Mouret.How to create the perfect matte red lip, according to a backstage beauty expert

New trends include chunky heeled boots, silver belts and lots of plaid from the British designer.Victoria Beckham got ‘rebellious’ for her new collection – as David and family watched on

When horses were shown photographs of angry human faces, their hearts speeded up.Jackass penguin talk is similar to humans

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