Your Monday lunchtime catch-up

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Your Monday lunchtime catch-up

IRELAND

A landmark legal challenge to relax the North's strict abortion laws has been successful.

Gardaí in Cork are investigating an assault on a pregnant woman in the city centre yesterday evening.

A judge has been asked not to jail a man who had sex with a teenage girl after grooming her through a fake social media account.

A former Labour councillor who left the party over its General Election plans will now run in the election for Fine Gael.

There had been ongoing tensions between Carrickmines residents and members of the Traveller community in the months leading up to the October 9 fire which killed 10 people.

WORLD

World leaders have gathered for a critical climate conference in Le Bourget, outside Paris, today.

Turkey’s prime minister has said his country will not apologise to Russia for shooting down a warplane operating over Syria that crossed through Turkish airspace.

SPORT

Jonah Lomu’s former teammates said their farewells to the All Black legend with a powerful haka at his memorial service. Lomu’s widow Nadene was in attendance along with the couple’s two sons - Brayley, 6 and Dhyreille, 5, who wore t-shirts with the Irish Examiner's falling leaf image from its tribute to the player following his death.

Immediately after the unanimous points win that saw him become the genuine heavyweight champion of the world, Tyson Fury credited his promoter and manager Mick Hennessy as being the ‘Jerry Maguire of boxing’.

BUSINESS

The Tourism Minister Paschal Donohoe says he is "absolutely against" the proposal for restaurants to charge a euro for a glass of tap water.

Just under three in five Dublin companies say they are being affected by traffic congestion.

ANALYSIS

The GOP is fearful that, if the extremist billionaire wins its presidential nomination, Democrat Hillary Clinton’s election to the White House will become inevitable, writes Bette Browne

LIFESTYLE

No country pays its male and female populations the same wage for the same job, says Aileen Lee.

VIDEO

Hundreds of new beds are available to homeless people since Jonathan Corrie’s death galvanised us into action. But the number of people on the street is still growing, writes Elaine Loughlin

VIRAL

These two Canadian brothers managed to get one of the more impressive selfies we’ve seen - and it’s the least they deserve for their kind act.

TV presenter Lorraine Kelly shocked viewers with a comment she made to Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan as he presented her with a birthday present.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Rocket League is still a massively popular game, and it's about to get even better with new free DLC.

MOVIES:  The finale of The Hunger Games series stood firm at the US box office this past weekend, holding onto the top spot for the huge Thanksgiving audience.

TECH: Drones are everywhere these days, and that's not going to change any time soon.

SHOWBIZ

Frankenstein co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy aren’t shy to speak their minds. The actors didn’t hold back when asked about the debate around the gender pay gap in Hollywood, following Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence’s letter that she posted addressing the issue.

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Immediately after the unanimous points win that saw him become the genuine heavyweight champion of the world, Tyson Fury credited his promoter and manager Mick Hennessy as being the ‘Jerry Maguire of boxing’.

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