Your Wednesday evening catch-up

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


A murder investigation has been launched by gardaí in Sligo  after a woman was pronounced dead in hospital this morning. Gardai have arrested a 33-year-old male and he is being detained at Sligo Garda station.

A body has been recovered from the sea off the coast of  Co Clare today.  Naval divers made the discovery this afternoon at around 3.30pm on day three of the search for a man missing from his home near Quilty.

A man has been granted bail after appearing in court charged with an IRA bomb  attack on a Tyrone police station that was intercepted by the SAS.

It’s a love lost and found  — a romantic tale   that didn’t quite have the fairytale ending one mystery suitor planned.

“I just didn’t think, I just jumped into the car.”   Those were the words of Finbarr O’Rourke,  the man who consumed up to 10 pints of cider before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle and crashing into a family car, resulting in the death of a four-year-old boy.

He’s a warrior, an Irish sporting icon, and he’s soon to be Dr Paul O’Connell. Is there nothing  the mighty Munster man can’t do?


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A Halloween asteroid the size of four football pitches  is due to miss the Earth  by just 300,000 miles on the last day of the month.

The size of the detective team investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann has been scaled back,  Scotland Yard has announced.


Munster Rugby and the IRFU have announced that Felix Jones  is to retire from rugby on medical grounds.

The introduction of a second tier All-Ireland senior football championship   following the provincial competitions is on the cards if the proposals up for debate are anything to go by.


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Australia number eight David Pocock has invited “legend”  David Attenborough to Saturday’s World Cup final against New Zealand at Twickenham.

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


Mothercare Ireland has successfully exited examinership - but three stores  are to close.

McDonald’s has asked a US judge to reject a subpoena from the National Labour Relations Board  in its case claiming the company is a “joint employer” of franchise workers, saying the requests are unfair and costly.


Britain’s two Houses of Parliament are squaring up to one another, as the Lords emerge  as the only effective opposition to Cameron and his Conservatives, writes Shaun Connolly.


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The workplace should have changed radically with a twofold increase in women in the workplace compared to the ’60s. But has it, asks Andrea Mara.  Or are women acting like men to get ahead?


UCC students have hit back at the public reaction to a video showing students partying excessively  in a residential area of Cork.


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Every day we’ll be updating our gallery with new pics of brainy grads from around the country.  If you’ve got a clever clogs pic you’d like to share with us you can send it via Twitter using the hashtag #IEGrads. 

This quiz will calculate your estimated brain age  based on a number of easy questions.


GAMING: Master Chief is on the run, and only you can find him. That’s the setup  for the latest game in the long-running Halo series, and the second from 343 Industries.

MOVIES: In the wilds of New England in the 1600’s a Puritan family sets up their new home close to the woods…  Anyone with the slightest interest in the horror genre has probably been hearing about Robert Eggers’ The Witch for awhile now, ever since it captivated audiences at Sundance in early 2015.

TECH: Mark Zuckerberg took part in a town hall Q&A session in India and revealed that Facebook  will look at shutting down tools that let people send invites to friends.


Your Wednesday evening catch-up

Phenomenal demand for the sold-out  Harry Potter And The Cursed Child  play has seen booking extended until January 2017.


Your Wednesday evening catch-up

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