Your Tuesday lunchtime catch-up

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Your Tuesday lunchtime catch-up



It is believed a man found dead at a house in Cork this morning died after he fell through a glass porch.

SafeFood Ireland has said a warning from the World Health Organisation (WHO)   about lnks between processed meat, red meat and cancer is particularly important for children’s diets.

A woman has died and two other people have been hospitalised  following an overnight  fire in Brierfield, Co Galway.

A woman has been taken to hospital after she was hit by a truck  on O’Connell Bridge in Dublin city centre this morning.


A South Carolina school resource officer has been banned during a investigation   after a video surfaced showing him throwing a student across a classroom floor.

Reducing sugar in diets even without cutting calories or losing weight  has the power to dramatically improve health, experts have said.


Clare have laid down a marker for 2016 with the appointment of Dónal Óg Cusack  as coach and selector, according to county chairman Michael McDonagh.

Well, no doubting about which room wall in all of hurling you’d most want to be a fly on next year — not least because the caricature of Davy Fitzgerald  up to now would have had you left highly susceptible to being squashed against it on the merest whim, writes Kieran Shannon


The odds are stacked against Australia as they head into Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final  with arch rivals New Zealand, but coach Michael Cheika is refusing to contemplate defeat.

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


A protest has taken place this morning outside the Department of Finance calling on the Government to make its tax deals with multinationals clear.

New figures show Tommy Tiernan  is still one of the best-paid entertainers in Ireland, with the comedian and wife and manager Yvonne sharing pay of €500,000 last year.


The Court of Appeal’s ruling in favour of a tabloid newspaper in the case of a   €900,000 award  against it has given new hope for campaigners for press freedom, writes Dan Buckley.


With Halloween fast approaching, Michelle Murphy found herself mulling over the idea of spirits and the afterlife,  a concept she has mixed feelings about. So she met up with two psychics to find out, for once and for all, if some people do have psychic powers?


The Scarecrow Festival in the West Cork village of Leap is a traffic stopper   with hundreds of cars stopping to let people see more than one hundred and fifty scarecrows on display.


Earthlings can take in a brilliant view of three planets  seemingly gathered in one section of the sky.

We won’t see these three planets, Venus, Mars and Jupiter, in conjunction again until January 10, 2021.

Need to get in shape? This quiz  will calculate your fitness age based on a few simple questions


GAMING: The Xbox One will be backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games  as of November 12th with the rollout of a new update.

MOVIES: There comes a time when every adventurer has to hang up  their fedora and whip, but Harrison Ford isn’t going to be replaced as Indiana Jones any time soon.

TECH: Facebook is overhauling its notifications tab on mobile  to make it more personalised and relevant.


As a parent you know, when your child has to use the bathroom , they  have to use the bathroom  - even if they’re on camera.

This scenario is no different for celebrity chef and father-of-two Jamie Oliver.


It is believed a man found dead at a house in Cork this morning died after he fell through a glass porch.

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