Your Wednesday evening catch-up

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


The Supreme Court has today rejected the final leave to appeal over the result of the Marriage Equality referendum. Earlier, the Government published the Marriage Bill 2015, paving the way for same-sex marriage.

A man has died in hospital following an alleged assault in Cork city last week. It happened on Lower Oliver Plunkett Street at around 2pm on Thursday, September 10.

Workers at Irish Water should receive increments ranging from 1.5% to 3% annually, as part of an interim arrangement until 2017. That is according to proposals recommended by the Labour Relations Commission.

The father of a baby girl who died shortly after birth in Limerick six years ago says he and his wife have now been told they cannot have any more children. A verdict of medical misadventure was recorded in court yesterday at the inquest into the death of Caoimhe Mulcair, who passed away in 2009 at the then Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Limerick.


Hungarian police have used tear gas and water cannons on hundreds of migrants who broke through a razor wire fence on the border with Serbia. Meanwhile, thousands of refugees prevented from moving through Hungary are now taking a longer route into Western Europe through Croatia.

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A 14-year-old Muslim boy has been arrested in North Texas after a high school teacher decided that a homemade clock he brought to class could be a bomb. Ahmed Mohamed, who enjoys tinkering with electronics, proudly took the clock to MacArthur High in Irving on Monday.


With Dublin and Kerry set to contest Sunday’s All-Ireland Senior Football final, all the talk is about the different tactics employed by both counties. sports reporter Shaun Cronin talks to Irish Examiner Sports Editor, Tony Leen, and Eamonn Murphy, GAA correspondent for the Evening Echo, about the player resources available to the teams for the most prestigious game in the GAA calendar.

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has denied racism claims reportedly made by former team-mate El-Hadji Diouf. In an interview with a Senegalese radio station, Diouf reportedly alleged that the long-time Anfield talisman “never liked blacks” and made life difficult for Italy international Mario Balotelli during his ill-fated spell on Merseyside last season.


Peter O’Mahony insists Canadian talisman Jamie Cudmore will not intimidate Ireland in Saturday’s World Cup pool opener but the Irish pack knows the Clermont lock well enough to have huge respect for an old adversary in Cardiff this weekend. 

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


Telecommunications firm eircom has undergone a facelift. Ireland’s largest telecommunications company has been rebranded as ’eir’, in a rebranding that has cost them an estimated €16m.

Ireland has extended its sequence of topping the global foreign direct investment rankings to a fourth consecutive year. Foreign direct investment has long been a cornerstone of the economy with its low corporation tax and highly-educated, English-speaking workforce among the key reasons companies which now employ more than 160,000 people locate here.


Rachel is one of the 10% of sexual assault victims who saw her assailant caught and sentenced. But she still wanted to see him face to face, writes Cormac O’Keeffe


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With all eyes on our rugby heroes as the World Cup draws near, Arlene Harris meets other sportsmen and women who fly the flag for Ireland but remain relatively unknown


After years of requests from its users, Facebook has confirmed it’s working on a "dislike" button.


Recent storms have revealed a gruesome surprise in Sligo - the body of a teenager thought to have met a violent death 1000 years ago. When a 215-year-old beech tree was ripped up during high winds in Collooney recently, the top half of a young man’s skeleton was found tangled in its roots. The lower half remained in the ground.

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Anthony Federica Grana’s dog Ettore is very, very sorry for what he’s done and just wants to be forgiven. The encounter between a man and his guilty dog was filmed and uploaded to Anthony’s Facebook page where it has been watched mrore than 14 million times.


GAMING: Weird platforming and flying game Gravity Rush is getting a re-release, and will finally be available to a lot more gamers.

MOVIES: It’s your worst Nightmare - a being which can kill you in your dreams, making sure you never wake up in the real world. What you need is a warrior, one well aquainted with dreams. What you need is Leonardo DiCaprio.

TECH: The Slow Mo guys are getting up close and personal with a camera shutter - letting you see how a DSLR gets those great shots


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Whatever your opinion on teen-queen Ariana Grande, there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that she can sing! The 22-year-old dropped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday to promote her new fragrance, Ari and while she was there the late night TV host challenged her to a game of musical impressions.


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It’s a drink associated with the mature connoisseur, the hardened drinker and latterly the hipster, all of them men. Not anymore says Bill Linnane as the home of Irish whiskey has hired a woman as chief distiller at its new microbrewery


Fiann Ó Nualláin follows in the footsteps of the Fianna as he explores a province’s hills and vales.Munster marvels: Plants that are unique to a province

Cupid must be something of a motoring enthusiast, as he had most definitely steered his way in the neighbourhood when Amie Gould and Shane O’Neill met at the Rally of the Lakes 12 years ago.Wedding of the Week: Cupid steers couple to right track

When it comes to podcasting, all it takes is one idea — and who knows where it can take you.Podcast Corner: Crimes and creatures rule at Cork’s first podcast fest

Claymation meets science fiction in this enchanting film, writes Esther McCarthy.Latest Shaun adventure is out of this world

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