Your Tuesday morning catch-up

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TOP STORIES

The prosecution of an Irish nanny accused of murdering a one-year-old girl in America has been branded a disgrace by her lawyer, after the charge was dropped.

Paul Murphy yesterday recalled the horror of the accident at Thomond Bridge in Limerick on Saturday which claimed the lives of his two workmates.

Corkman Jason Cierans, who was in a coma for two weeks after an assault in Australia, had just one question when he woke to find his emotional family around him: “What are you all doing here?”

SPORT

Manchester United insist Real Madrid were the ones to blame for the shock 11th-hour collapse of David de Gea’s proposed move to the Bernabeu.

Dublin chairman Sean Shanley said they will in all likelihood contest Diarmuid Connolly’s red card in an attempt to make him available for Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final.

Your Tuesday morning catch-up

WORLD

A satellite image shows the main building of the ancient Temple of Bel in the Syrian city of Palmyra has been destroyed, a United Nations agency said.

In other news, German chancellor Angela Merkel has pressed fellow European nations to share the burden of the influx of migrants.

ANALYSIS

Behind the issue of who examines students, junior cycle reforms could revolutionise teaching and learning, writes Education Correspondent Niall Murray.  

BUSINESS

Under-fire Irish exploration firm, Petroceltic is being viewed as one of the potential long-term beneficiaries of Italian energy group, Eni’s apparent super-find off the coast of Egypt.

The number of insolvencies last month fell by almost 50% on the same period in 2014, while more new companies were established this month.

LIFESTYLE

As school league tables show top performing schools place a big emphasis on career guidance. Ellie O’Byrne has been looking at how parents can help children find their passion.

VIRAL

Game of Thrones has made the Guinness Book of Records for the largest TV drama simulcast.

Have you ever wondered what an army of toy ducks would sound like? Well, now thanks to this unexpectedly brilliant video, we know.

VIDEO

A lifeboat crew has been praised for their heroic efforts in saving a stranded dolphin from almost certain death.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Deus Ex Mankind Divided is already looking like a major game of the year contender for 2016, and thankfully we now know exactly when we’ll get to play it.

MOVIES: Bill Murray has been down on the idea of more Ghostbusters movies for years, he just wasn’t interested in coming back into the fold. But then he changed his mind.

TECH: The hour has come - Android Wear now works with iPhones.

SHOWBIZ

Van Morrison has celebrated his 70th birthday with once-in-a-lifetime concerts on the east Belfast street he immortalised in his masterpiece Astral Weeks. 

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Your Tuesday morning catch-up

Paul Murphy yesterday recalled the horror of the accident at Thomond Bridge in Limerick on Saturday which claimed the lives of his two workmates.


Lifestyle

Concerns about people’s ability to access their own money have been growing – here’s what the debate is all about.Are we actually going to end up as a cashless society?

Esther N McCarthy mixes it up with spins on kitchen classics, Munster-based design news plus an absolute diamond of a poufMade in Munster: Wish list of the best products in the province

Clodagh Finn visits UCC’s world-leading microbiome centre, where researchers are exploring new ways to use intestinal bacteria to improve our mental and physical health, including the possibility of developing a probiotic capsule to help control weightMade in Munster: Harvesting power of gut bacteria

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