Your Wednesday morning catch-up

Good morning. Here’s everything you need to know before you start your day.


Meath Rose Elysha Brennan has been crowned this year’s Rose of TraleeThe 22-year-old touched hearts across the country on Monday night, during the first of two live shows, when she told of being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

The children of Jason Corbett have been placed under the guardianship of his sister Tracey and her husband David Lynch. The 39-year-old Limerick native died in a violent incident at his home in the US last week.

Gardaí will resume searching marshland in Dundalk this morning as they investigate the disappearance of Ciara Breen. She went missing almost 20 years ago in February 1997, when she was 17, and has not been seen since.


Your Wednesday morning catch-up

Everton star Darron Gibson crashed his car into a cyclist before driving off and hitting a petrol pump while over the drink-driving limit, it has been alleged.

In GAA, a highly anticipated Cork County Board meeting last night allowed delegates to air grievances, but the only real development was the announcement of the composition of the committee to find the new county football manager.


Islamic State group extremists have beheaded one of Syria’s most prominent antiquities scholars in the ancient town of Palmyra, according to state media and an activist group. IS killed 81-year-old Khaled Asaad in a square outside the town’s museum, said state news agency SANA

Your Wednesday morning catch-up

Thai police say the bomber who is being hunted over the explosion that killed 20 people at a Bangkok shrine did not act alone. National chief of police Somyot Poompanmoung said “he didn’t do it alone for sure – it’s a network”.


Gerard Howlin says that the network of Irish embassies around the world serve myriad purposes. They are a network of friends of Ireland, acting for the State around the world


Author, public speaker and autism consultant, Donna Williams describes autism as a “fruit salad” in which various components and differences combine to make no two people the same. She feels if no two people are the same, why should treatments for autism be?


Your Wednesday morning catch-up

New evidence has been found that life was originally seeded by comets, through experiences mimicking the bombardment of early Earth. Scientists in Japan generated protein building blocks by recreating impacts by comets containing water, amino acids and silicate.

A major security flaw in more than 100 car models has been exposed after a manufacturer kept the details suppressed for two years. Three researchers had discovered a weakness in an immobiliser system used by manufacturers including Audi, Fiat, Honda, Volvo and Volkswagen that made it vulnerable to “keyless theft”


An emotional song penned by a Cork singer/songwriter has been viewed online by more than 1m people in just a day. Stephanie Rainey has touched the hearts of almost 2m people with her powerful song, ’Please Don’t Go’, which deals with life after the loss of a loved one.


A new app for music lovers named My Song To You, also known as MSTY, lets users communicate through 30-second music clipsPeople write a message and then attach a song segment to fit the mood.

In movies, the trailer debut for Victor Frankenstein starring Daniel Radcliffe has people talking as it in a couple of different flavours and they’re promoting the film divergent ways.

In the tech world Apple will launch two new phones, the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, at the start of September and they very may be released shortly afterward release date may have been leaked/


Your Wednesday morning catch-up

The Kilkenny animation firm behind the Oscar-nominated Song of the Sea last year enjoyed a further jump in profits, according to the managing director of Cartoon Saloon Gerry Shirren.

In financial news, sterling powered to its strongest in seven and a half years against a trade-weighted basket of currencies yesterday as higher-than expected UK inflation data bolstered bets that the Bank of England will raise interest rates in the coming months.


Your Wednesday morning catch-up

The 17-year-old daughter of US television personality Rosie O’Donnell has been found safe after she was missing for a week. Chelsea O’Donnell had not been seen by her family since leaving home on August 11.


Your Wednesday morning catch-up

Zimbabwe has charged a man on whose land Cecil the lion was shot by American dentist Walter Palmer in July. Prosecutors have accused Honest Ndlovu, whose property is near the vast Hwange National Park in western Zimbabwe, of allowing an illegal hunt on his land.



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