Your Friday lunchtime news catch-up

One man has been beheaded and at least two have been injured in an attack on a factory in the south-east of France, Renault has recalled thousands of vehicles because of a problem with the braking system, there will be two more boxing finals with Irish involvement at the European Games in Baku. Just some of the latest and most read stories on irishexaminer.com.

Your Friday lunchtime news catch-up

TOP STORY

Man arrested after France beheading 'has no criminal record'

The first man arrested over today’s attack in France was known to intelligence services for possible ties to Islamic extremists but had no arrest record, interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve has said.

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IRELAND

Renault recalls 27,000 cars after discovering fault with braking system

Car manufacturer Renault has recalled thousands of vehicles because of a problem with the braking system.

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Numerous judgments against promoter of failed Killarney event

While the Killarney name adorns the failed festival which was due to be held in ‘the Kingdom’ this weekend, there was little Kerry involvement behind the scenes of the cancelled event.

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SPORT

Baku Update: Guaranteed medals in badminton and boxing

There will be two more boxing finals with Irish involvement at the European Games in Baku, guaranteeing at least two more silver medals.

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Fitzmaurice: Cork are the ‘most maligned’ team in the country

Eamonn Fitzmaurice has distanced himself from Tomás Ó Sé’s criticism of Cork but admitted they are the most maligned team across Gaelic football and hurling.

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WORLD

Grenoble attack victim not decapitated by blast; head attached to gate

A decapitated head has been found attached to the gate at the entrance to a gas factory after it came under attack in south-eastern France, security officials said.

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QUIRKY WORLD ... 6ft bird slips her shackles as 50 Shades ties up record

ENGLAND: Police in England have warned locals to beware of a large, aggressive bird which has gone on the run saying it posed a “very real threat to the public”.

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ANALYSIS

SPECIAL REPORT: Dementia in Ireland - Fail to prepare, prepare to fail

We need to plan a healthcare model that provides a continuum of care for our older population, says Tadgh Daly

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EXAMVIRAL

George Hook had erotic novel rejected by publishers

Rugby pundit and Newstalk presenter George Hook has hit the headlines today by revealing he "made a stab" at an erotic novel, but it had been rejected by a publisher.

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People react to news of new Harry Potter story coming next year

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a play that will tell a new story from the Potterverse.

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TECHNOW

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BUSINESS

McDonald's objects to Supermac's attempt to register trademark

Fast food giant McDonald's has objected to the application by Supermac's to have its name trademark registered across the EU.

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Costs of insurance likely to rise again: Experts

The retreat by Liberty Insurance from the British market with the loss of hundreds of jobs here — is another sign of the troubled times facing the Irish insurance industry, experts have said. The company is one of the big six players in the Irish market.

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LIFESTYLE

The best methods and machines to brew perfect coffee at home

Roz Crowley has been busy researching coffee makers as she wanted an upgrade.

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SHOWBIZ

Under-18s will be refused entry to Avicii gig, says concert producer

Organisers of the Avicii concert in Dublin next week are warning that under 18s will not be allowed in.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

VIDEO: Amy Poehler takes down reporter who mocked women’s sports

American comedian Amy Poehler has wiped the floor with a male sports reporter who said women’s sports were not worth watching.

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