Your Tuesday morning catch-up

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Statistics show that 93% of sexual predators are known to their victims. Parents who ignore this in trying to keep their children safe are only exposing them to risk, writes Rita de Brún.


There were at least 4,089 complaints regarding alleged antisocial behaviour in 21 local authority areas last year — and the number of difficult tenants removed from their homes could rise this year as councils enact new powers.

A new alliance of community groups is to mount a pre-election campaign to unseat what it calls "toxic" politicians.

David Drumm has had his detention hearing delayed for a second time by a US court. The former Anglo Irish Bank chief will remain in custody until the new hearing date on November 13.


A South Carolina school resource officer has been banned during a investigation after a video surfaced showing him throwing a student across a classroom floor.

The surge of migrants across the Balkans on their way to Western Europe continued unabated, hours after an EU-sponsored agreement to slow the flow.


Clare have laid down a marker for 2016 with the appointment of Dónal Óg Cusack as coach and selector, according to county chairman Michael McDonagh.

Jose Mourinho faces a crucial period as Chelsea manager after being hit with another misconduct charge by the Football Association.


Your Tuesday morning catch-up

The odds are stacked against Australia as they head into Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final with arch rivals New Zealand, but coach Michael Cheika is refusing to contemplate defeat.

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


The operators of one of the most controversial road schemes in Ireland generated over €380,000 per week in operating profits from the route last year.

New figures show Tommy Tiernan is still one of the best-paid entertainers in Ireland, with the comedian and wife and manager Yvonne sharing pay of €500,000 last year.


Yanis Varoufakis looks at a plan that will see a limited political union established to support the euro at a time of crisis, and asks if it is enough or if much more is needed.


With Halloween fast approaching, Michelle Murphy found herself mulling over the idea of spirits and the afterlife, a concept she has mixed feelings about. So she met up with two psychics to find out, for once and for all, if some people do have psychic powers?


The torrential rain drove the remaining die-hard jazz fans indoors, with Chicago-born Karen Underwood bringing her renditions of Jazz classics to the Met Bar, while The New York Brass Band delighted junior members of the audience at The River Lee Hotel with its version of ‘Let It Go’ from hit Disney movie Frozen.


As a society Irish people love nothing more than a floury potato in our dinner, but getting them ready was always a pain in the backside.

According to the World Health Organisation, processed meat can cause bowel cancer. This is most unfortunate, given bacon’s deliciousness. And the internet is not happy.


GAMING: Payday 2 developer Overkill recently came under fire from fans after adding paid microtransactions. Producer Almir Listo has since defended the move saying that Overkill needs additional money to keep the game going.

MOVIES: The planned U.S. remake of The Raid is hitting some snags. Taylor Kitsch and director Patrick Hughes have reportedly walked away from the project.

TECH: What’s better than word prediction? Double-word prediction! SwiftKey’s new feature is currently in the beta version of SwiftKey 6.0 and could double your typing speed.


Former Bond girl Diana Rigg said she would love to see a black or lesbian 007.


As a society Irish people love nothing more than a floury potato in our dinner, but getting them ready was always a pain in the backside.


I don't remember a lot of shouting in my household growing up, and neither does my twin.Mum's the Word: How did my parents manage to create a calm household?

The TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards have been revealed. These are the destinations that came out tops.3 emerging destinations to add to your travel wish list – according to TripAdvisor data

The recent death of Caroline Flack has once again brought the issue of internet trolls and cancel culture back into public discourse.Learning Points: The reality is we all play a role in cancel culture

Rita de Brún speaks with Sean McKeown, Fota Wildlife Park director and longtime Cork resident.‘You’ve got to make the changes you want to see’, says Fota Wildlife director

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