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Your Monday morning catch-up


The religious order that ran the Bessborough Mother and Baby Home reported significantly higher numbers of infant deaths to state inspectors than it recorded privately. An Irish Examiner investigation can reveal that between March 31, 1939, and December 5, 1944, Department of Local Government and Public Health (DLGPH) inspector Alice Litster was informed that 353 infant deaths occurred at the institution.

A 54-year-old man remains in a serious condition after being shot a number of times in Cabra in North Dublin last night. The incident happened on Killala Road at around 7.30pm.

A ballot of the country’s nurses gets underway this morning amid a growing overcrowding crisis. Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation say the safety of nurses and patients is being compromised on a daily basis.

David Cameron will meet Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Downing Street today as efforts to save Stormont power sharing intensify. The British Prime Minister held private discussions with the heads of the ministerial Executive in Belfast, Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness, last week.


Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has hinted at a victory for her party in historic elections – and urged supporters not to provoke their losing rivals. In her first comments after Sunday’s polling, Suu Kyi told a crowd gathered at the National League for Democracy party that the results would not be announced soon, “but I think you all have the idea of the results”.

A major riot has broken out at a remote detention centre for asylum seekers in the Indian Ocean. Australia’s immigration department said there was a “major disturbance” at the detention centre on the country’s territory of Christmas Island, with reports of damage but no injuries.


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes fans will continue to stream for an early exit at Anfield until the team give them something to stay for. The German admitted he felt alone as he saw numbers leaving following Scott Dann’s 82nd-minute winner in Crystal Palace’s 2-1 win, after Philippe Coutinho’s third goal in two matches had cancelled out Yannick Bolasie’s opener.

Legion 0-9 South Kerry 0-9: Difficult to know exactly who holds the upper hand now. Within the confines of their dressing rooms, both teams will undoubtedly claim they have the psychological edge going into the Kerry SFC final replay but then both of their arguments are compelling. For Legion, they will rightly buoyed by how they grasped a second day out having only gone behind for the first time in the second minute of injury-time.


Irish retailers are predicting their best Christmas in seven years. Retail Ireland has published its monitor ahead of the crucial trading period.

Pre-tax profits at a Shannon-based aircraft engine leasing firm, Shannon Engine Support last year decreased by 15% to $38.8m (€36m). Newly filed accounts also show that the company’s revenues declined by 22% to $81.22m According to the directors’ report section of the accounts “overall turnover decreased by 22% primarily driven by tight market conditions impacting the utilisation of the portfolio.


Religious order reported to the State that 353 babies died in Bessborough, but its own register showed 80 fewer deaths. A report found a system of ‘human trafficking’ in which ‘women and babies were considered little more than a commodity for trade’. Conall Ó Fatharta reports


Teaching your children that the festive season is a time for giving can help keep their Christmas wish list under control, writes Ciara O’Donnell


Careen and Declan Wolfe of the Wolfe Stage School, Douglas, present the Circus Showcase at the Tramore Valley Park, Kinsale Road, Cork.


With less than 40 days to go until the official release of the years most anticipated movie, JJ Abrams has chosen once again to give Star Wars fans another tease. At this stage we have had, two teaser trailers, a few short snippets and two official trailers but none of us are any the wiser when it comes to the plot of ‘The Force Awakens’.

Sometimes it’s hard not to get depressed about all the horrible people in the world and watching this video is one of those times. A guy working at a McDonald’s drive-thru draws a homeless man over to his counter with the promise of food, but what happened next will leave you angry to the core.


GAMING: Call of Duty: Black Ops III features the return of the top-down arcade shooter, Dead Ops. Here’s how you can unlock and play this game mode.

MOVIES: Another quiet week in cinemas with the biggest news definitely being the arrival of Steve Jobs. There’s some horror in Ireland-shot The Hallow and some family drama stuff thanks to Fathers and Daughters.

TECH: iOS 9.1 is now out in the wild, but it’s not all smooth sailing, according to Apple’s support forums and Reddit users.


5 Seconds of Summer’s Michael Clifford is on crutches after a fall on stage. The ’Hey Everybody’ hitmakers were headlining last night’s Radio 1’s Teen Awards when he slipped down a hole in the stage in front of 10,000 shocked fans.


Ballygunner (Waterford) 0-19 Glen Rovers (Cork) 1-9

Factor in the extremely difficult underfoot conditions, factor in the sending-off of defensive anchor Philip Mahony and the loss of key forward Peter Hogan to injury midway through the first-half and only then do you begin to get a sense of the heights scaled by Ballygunner in progressing to the Munster Club SHC final.

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