Your Wednesday morning catch-up

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

TOP STORIES

A 90-year-old woman, left with a €1,500 legal bill after failing to take down a satellite dish from outside her home, has slammed Dublin City Council for the way it has treated her.

Ireland has gone to back to the future as living standards return to pre-crash levels for the first time, a leading think-tank has declared.

The Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Cork broke ranks with his party last night to vote for a 10% cut in the city’s property tax.

WORLD 

After several denied appeals the US state of Georgia has executed its only female death row inmate despite appeals by her children and Pope Francis to spare her life.

Jeremy Corbyn used his first conference speech as Labour leader to send a message to voters: “You don’t have to take what you are given.”

The death toll from an air strike on a wedding party in Yemen has jumped to 131, medics said, in one of the deadliest attacks on civilians in Yemen’s war, that drew strong condemnation from the UN secretary-general.

SPORT

Keith Earls hopes to toast another birthday weekend by driving Ireland to one more World Cup victory over the Italians to square off a circle of injury and frustration.

Tipperary legend Michael ‘Babs’ Keating was refused tickets to the All-Ireland final by Tipperary board chiefs last month.

RUGBY WORLD CUP CENTRE

Your Wednesday morning catch-up

After a man of the match performance against Romania, Keith Earls has every reason to feel good about life right now but the Ireland wing has admitted that life at the World Cup can be tough, with a young family back at home.

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

BUSINESS

Ralph Lauren is leaving his role as chief executive of the fashion and home decor empire that he founded nearly 50 years ago.

The preferred bidders on Nama’s largest ever portfolio of assets will pay more than the speculated sale price but significantly less than the face value of the assets.

ANALYSIS

A national debate without the myths associated with unemployment is needed as we start to rethink social welfare after the crisis, write Tom Boland and Ray Griffin

LIFESTYLE

Children’s sports fields should be as quiet as libraries, according to sports experts as screaming parents, says Richard Fitzpatrick, are doing enormous damage to children’s fragile self-esteem

VIDEO

Plans to build 150 modular houses in the Dublin area have been agreed by the Cabinet after the Government was accused of not doing enough to tackle the homeless crisis.

VIRAL

Todd Bachman was about to walk his daughter, Brittany, down the aisle at her wedding to Jeremy Peck in Ohio when he paused and went back to invite her stepdad.

A Cork woman had a dramatic encounter with a swan on the Cork-Limerick road, in what has quickly been dubbed ’Swan Brake’.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Hitman is a new game in the long running series, which started on the PC back in 2000 with Hitman Agent 47.

MOVIES: The Revenant has a pulse pounding new trailer. You should watch it now.

TECH: HTC makes great smartphones, but it doesn’t necessarily have the same success with its naming conventions. Case in point, their new phone is the HTC One M9+ Aurora Edition.

SHOWBIZ

Hollywood actor Jim Carrey has paid tribute to his ex-girlfriend Cathriona White, saying learning of her death was like being “hit with a lightning bolt.”

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Children arriving for school saw two women rolling around the ground in a vicious brawl, where one woman had her clothes ripped off and a man who tried to break up the fight ended up with a fractured skull.


Lifestyle

Laura Williams reveals her 10-minute top-to-toe workout.Is this is the ultimate party-season body blitz?

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