Your Monday morning catch-up

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Your Monday morning catch-up


BREAKING NEWS Gardaí in Cork are treating as suspicious  the death of a person found with stab wounds.

The State feared a “public scandal” in relation to the alarming number of  children dying  in mother and baby homes — 70 years before the Tuam babies scandal made worldwide headlines.

Government plans to freeze the local property tax and only then  restructure it could face a constitutional challenge, one of the country’s leading tax authorities has warned.

The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has been called on to reveal if anyone else within the organisation  The call comes after IFA general secretary Pat Smith stepped down from his position last week after it emerged he was paid a total of almost €1m between 2013 and 2014.

An asylum seeker, who was at the centre of controversy surrounding access tothird-level education,  has described how being in university is a “dream come true”.

The wife of the former politician and Nobel peace prize winner John Hume  has spoken for the first time about the struggle they have dealing with his dementia.


Police in Belguim have detained 16 people in 22 raids, but Paris fugitive Salah Abdeslam  remains on the run, prosecutors have said.

Chicago city officials, police and community activists were carefully planning for the release in the coming days  of a video of an October 2014 fatal police shooting of a black teenager that is said to be graphic and disturbing.


Roy Keane has eased fears that he was ready to quit for a return to the club circuit following the Euros. With Martin O’Neill ready  to sign a new contract for the World Cup qualifying campaign, Keane backtracked on last week’s stance of “playing it by ear.”

A second quarter flashpoint enlivened the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic between Dublin and Galway in Boston,  the sin bin filling up after a major skirmish in front of the Dublin goal.


Dublin residents living along the route of a planned €20m aviation-fuel pipeline to Dublin Airport  have raised safety concerns.

Britain may not face a credit rating downgrade if it votes to leave the EU in a referendum due by the end of 2017, the lead UK analyst at ratings agency Moody’s said in an interview yesterday.


Gay Byrne picked the most argumentative left wingers,  some of them fresh from student activism,  to serve as researchers on the ‘Late, Late Show’. Terry Prone says he helped shape Ireland.


On both sides of the Atlantic, the Christmas jumper is even more prolific this year.  And now there are baby jumpers, dog jumpers and even designer brands are cashing in on the trend. Why, asks Deirdre Reynolds


Cork artists Peter Martin and Luke Sisk recreate the Irish Examiner’s Jonah Lomu tribute. It is on display to the public at the Sugarcube Pod, Grand Parade.


It doesn’t get much cuter than this video of a young Australian boy  who was given the chance to sing the national anthem at the start of an Aussie Baseball League match in Adelaide.

A 23-year-old Vietnamese-Australian man, Phuc Dat Bich,  has gone massively viral after posting a picture of his passport on Facebook with a post complaining about the site.


GAMING: A second season of Telltale Games’ episodicGame of Thrones series was always planned,  but it may come as a surprise to hear that it’s already in development.

MOVIES: It’s a big week for drama with new offerings featuring the likes of  Johnny Depp and Cate Blanchett as well as plenty of Oscar hopes

TECH: Snapchat and Vodafone have partnered up to promote a series of "support emojis" designed for teens to use to convey compassion, sympathy and support when friends are being bullied online.


Niall Horan definitely suited up for the AMAs.The Mullingar man continued to show off his new glasses,  as he flashed the specs on the glitzy red carpet.


As Bessborough was investigated, the nuns were told don’t co-operate,  writes Conall Ó Fatharta

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