Your Tuesday morning catch-up

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Your Tuesday morning catch-up


Organisers of a rally on homelessness in Dublin today say not enough has been done since the death of Jonathan Corrie. It is one year to the day since 43-year-old Mr Corrie's body was found in a doorway near the Dáil, sparking calls for change, candlelit vigils and a homeless summit.

Almost 50 children were homeless in Cork in early October, while the bill to house homeless families in the city was more than €25,000 in September alone.

Legislation to shorten the bankruptcy period to one year is set to be approved at Cabinet this morning. Ministers will also be updated on plans to save the inquiry into IBRC - but they are not likely to sign off on emergency laws to help it resume.

GE Healthcare is to create 140 new jobs as part of a $40m investment in its manufacturing facility in Carrigtwohill, Cork.


David Attenborough has described climate change as a “hideous problem” but says the danger of it is becoming more clear to the world’s leaders.

Annie Leibovitz has struck a blow for feminism by putting clothed high-achieving women on the 2016 Pirelli calendar, breaking with the tradition of nudity associated with the product.


Friends and family of Jonah Lomu have said a final farewell to the rugby great at a private funeral. The service was the last formal act of mourning for the 40-year-old former All Blacks winger who died on November 18.

Waterford All Star Maurice Shanahan gave an emotional interview to WLR FM yesterday about his battle with depression and his attempted suicide. This is an edited transcript from the discussion...


AIB is seeking summary judgment for €24.9m against Co Carlow businessman Philip Morrissey. The bank claims the sum is due on foot of a personal guarantee entered in to by Mr Morrissey, where he guaranteed the obligations of concrete and quarrying company Dan Morrissey (Irl) Ltd, which went in to receivership last year.

A shortage of residential accommodation is jeopardising the growth of businesses in Cork as the housing pinch begins to be felt by companies outside of the capital for the first time.


The single biggest factor leading to care proceedings… was the mental health of one or

both parents, usually the mother, writes Fergus Finlay


Katy Harrington loves to drink and when she drinks, she loves to smoke. So how did she fare when she quit both last month?


An Irish suicide support charity has set out to promote positive mental health one tweet at a time.


News broke recently that Santa is bringing his workshop to Bishop Lucey Park in Cork as part of the Glow festival this year.  Cork City Council has undertaken some research which proves St Nick is a proper Corkonian, like. Here are ten reasons the people of Cork gave when asked why Santa chose to live in Cork.

Terrease Aiken was 8, Juliette Candela was 6, Francesca Picerno was 9 and Joseph Palombo was 12 when the Twin Towers fell in 2001. Each one of them lost a parent in those attacks. Fourteen years later, Eléonore Hamelin of Vox asked them if they would like to send a message to Paris and the victims of the recent attacks. This is what they said.


GAMING: Star Wars Battlefront players will get their hands on the free Battle of Jakku DLC on December 1st, but DICE is giving fans an early peek at the maps and new game mode tonight from 7pm.

MOVIES: A special pop up cinema experience is coming to Dun Laoighre in Dublin for Christmas.

TECH: A new album called 8 Bit Music Power is coming out on the 31st of January and it features some classic sounding tracks with all the twanging goodness you expect from Chiptune. The kicker this time is that the album will be available on a cartridge and not just any cartridge - one that will only play in the original Nintendo Famicom which released in Japan in 1983.


Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher has commented on the pressure to lose weight for the new movie, adding that Hollywood’s obsession with appearance is “insane”. The actress, 59, will be seen again in her famous role as Princess Leia in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens this December, some 38 years after she first appeared as the character.


Many a campaign was plotted in the front room of John and Maureen McNamara’s house on Shamrock Hill in Clonmel, many a victory celebrated, many a defeat mourned, many a cup of tea shared over the years on good footballing days and bad. Yesterday in the front room was a time for satisfied reflection, to look back on a day they thought may never come.

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