Your Tuesday evening catch-up

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

TOP STORIES

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams will not be prosecuted in connection with the IRA murder of Belfast mother-of-10 Jean McConville. Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service (PPS) said Mr Adams and six others, among them Sinn Fein’s northern chairman Bobby Storey, will not face charges.

New claims have emerged about how one Nama developer was approached about the possibility of buying his loans back from an investment fund, months before they were sold by Nama. The claims were made by independent TD Mick Wallace in the Dáil this afternoon.

The Cabinet has signed off on a plan for so-called "posh prefabs" to ease the housing crisis. One hundred and fifty of the "modular" housing units will be ordered immediately to ease the problems over Christmas.

Jim Carrey’s Irish ex-girlfriend Cathriona White has been found dead. Law enforcement officials in Los Angeles are reported to have responded to a residence call late on Monday night, where they found the Tipperary native’s body.

WORLD

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Nepal is considering placing age and fitness restrictions on people who want to climb Mount Everest. Mohan Sapkota, a spokesman for the Himalayan country’s ministry of tourism, said the government is considering barring very young and very old climbers, as well as people with disabilities.

Jeremy Corbyn used his first conference speech as Britain’s Labour leader to send a message to voters: “You don’t have to take what you are given.” Mr Corbyn rejected Conservative claims that there is “no alternative” to cuts in jobs, public services and the NHS, rising university fees and growing poverty, telling the party’s conference in Brighton: “Our Labour Party says No.”

SPORT

Hurling’s managerial carousel had already picked up considerable pace by the time Kilkenny returned up the steps of the Hogan Stand in early September, several high-profile figures opting off the merry-go-round.

The Champions League returns this evening with Arsene Wenger saying Arsenal’s game against Olympiacos is a must win, while Jose Mourinho has told his Chelsea players they are far from untouchable ahead of their clash with Porto.

RUGBY WORLD CUP CENTRE

Your Tuesday evening catch-up

Italy captain Sergio Parisse is expected to train with the squad tomorrow ahead of the Azzurri’s Pool D game against Ireland this Sunday. He will undergoing a fitness test in the gym later in the day and again on Friday before the team is named. Meanwhile there was good news for Ireland as Keith Earls has completed the return to play protocols while Rob Kearney should return to full training tomorrow.

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

BUSINESS

Retail giant Amazon has begun selling chilled and frozen food products online amid speculation it is to launch a full-scale assault on the grocery market. The US-owned firm from today began offering a range of 50-60 products to customers in the UK using its ultra-fast Prime Now service which allows items to be ordered for delivery within 60 minutes.

Your Tuesday evening catch-up

Former Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn might not get the final payout he anticipated amid opposition from labour union leaders. He had been among Germany’s highest-paid executives before stepping down last week.

ANALYSIS

US Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley had to give up his Irish passport to take up the role of a diplomat. But, as he recounts to Dan Buckley, that doesn’t make him feel any less Irish.

LIFESTYLE

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More women are seeking treatment for eating disorders as mental health become less of a stigma. But many are in their 30s, 40s and 50s and their secret has had an enormous impact on their lives says Helen O’Callaghan

VIDEO

Behind every good man is a great woman with the exception of the Cork Senior Ladies Football team where the remarkable achievements of 15 great women are largely down to one phenomenal man.

VIRAL

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Todd Bachman was about to walk his daughter, Brittany, down the aisle at her wedding to Jeremy Peck in Ohio when he paused and went back to invite her stepdad"He has helped me raise my daughter and he should be walking with us."

Facts asked some Irish women to describe, draw and discuss the male anatomy and it’s safe to say, they may need a refresher course in human biology.

TECHNOW

GAMING: PlayStation 4’s system software update 3.0 will be released tomorrow, according to the official PlayStation Twitter account.

MOVIES: The Revenant has a pulse pounding new trailer. You should watch it now.

TECH: HTC makes great smartphones, but it doesn’t necessarily have the same success with its naming conventions. Case in point, their new phone is the HTC One M9+ Aurora Edition.

SHOWBIZ

Justin Bieber has opened up about the 24 hours he spent behind bars last year for drag racing. Justin has keep quiet about his time in prison but, in a candid interview with Complex magazine, he discussed his arrest, which he believes was only done for press attention.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Your Tuesday evening catch-up

iOS 9 is out, and it’s already been installed by more than 50 percent of people who have handsets that can handle it. Apple people love new features, and they’re going to get them with this new update. But they also might be getting more than they bargained for. Reports are coming in about a new feature on iOS 9 called Wi-Fi Assist - which could cost you.


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