Your Tuesday lunchtime catch-up

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Your Tuesday lunchtime catch-up


The funerals of five victims of the Carrickmines fire are taking place in Bray, Co Wicklow. Willie Lynch - his partner Tara Gilbert; their children Jodie and Kelsey; and Willie’s brother Jimmy are all being laid to rest following this afternoon’s requiem Mass in Bray.

The new governor of the Central Bank has been named as Professor Philip Lane. The Trinity College professor will take over from his former university colleague Patrick Honohan later this year.

The filming of the latest Star Wars movie on Skellig Michael had no adverse impact on seabirds, their habitats or the biodiversity on the island. A report published by the Minister for Arts and Heritage Heather Humphreys also said that the activity had no implication for the outstanding universal vlue of the World Heritage Site and no impact on the national monument.

Passengers have described the horrifying events on a plane that saw a man go berserk and start climbing over passengers, screaming and make guttural noises before dying on board. The man was named as John Kennedy Santos Gurjao. Last night, a number of packages were recovered from the 24-year-old Brazilian’s body during an autopsy. They have been sent for forensic analysis and a determination on the cause of death will not be made until after the results are available.


An advertisement for a nurse has sparked outrage after specifying "no Haitians". The advert, in the October 15 New City edition of the weekly Pennysaver news sheet, said Interim Healthcare was looking for a female nurse for a job in West Haverstraw, in Rockland County, New York.

Three Chinese boys aged 11 to 13 have attacked and killed a teacher and robbed her of a mobile phone and cash in southern China, according to state media. The boys were hanging around a school in the township of Lianqiao in the province of Hunan on Sunday when they decided to rob the only teacher guarding the school, the state-run Beijing News said.

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