Your Tuesday lunchtime catch-up

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Your Tuesday lunchtime catch-up

IRELAND

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has hauled in a sitting party TD subjected to an allegedly bullying campaign earlier this year after it emerged she has held exploratory talks about joining rival group the Independent Alliance.

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.

Former IFA President Eddie Downey has said he was following a "legal process" when he approved Pat Smith's €2m severance package.

Members of Fianna Fáil's Longford branch are to hold a meeting tomorrow to choose a candidate for the General Election, amid a row over the imposition of a female representative.

A range of price hikes for commuters using public transport come into force today.

The president of the Teachers Union of Ireland is again warning of industrial unrest, after the commencement order for the Lansdowne Road Agreement was signed yesterday.

Ireland is set be plunged into an Arctic freeze from mid-December, as forecasters predict “the coldest and snowiest spell in some years”.

WORLD

The man accused of killing three people at a Colorado family planning clinic has been told he will face first-degree murder charges.

The German Cabinet has approved plans to commit up to 1,200 soldiers to support the international coalition fighting against the so-called 'Islamic State' group in Syria.

SPORT

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...

Republic of Ireland football star Jeff Hendrick will face trial in March over an alleged street row in Dublin.

BUSINESS

The seasonally adjusted number of people unemployed was 191,700 in November, a decrease of 700 when compared to October, official figures show.

One of the oldest shopping areas on Cork has been given a new lease of life thanks to a host new tenants, including jeweller Michael Wall.

ANALYSIS

Yesterday’s ruling in the North should lead to renewed calls, ahead of the election, for Ireland to repeal the Eighth Amendment, writes Ivana Bacik

LIFESTYLE

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

VIDEO

Speaking for the first time since he resigned as president of the IFA, Eddie Downey has said he only became aware of the full remuneration package that general secretary Pat Smith was receiving on November 19 and he acted on that information within hours.

VIRAL

Awww, remember when you were a kid and the world held so much wonder? Well, if not, here’s a short video to remind you. It was posted online by Abraham Vargas and shows his son’s first trip to the shops.

An Irish comedian has posted a letter to ISIS on Facebook in response to their video last week listing Ireland as one of their targets.

TECHNOW

GAMING: The PlayStation Experience is back for 2015, bringing a weekend of gaming goodness to San Francisco from the 5th of December 2015.

MOVIES:  Room is the latest film from Irish director Lenny Abrahamson, who made Frank and What Richard Did. Here's another trailer for the film which brings together some very impressive quotes.

TECH: Nokia is getting into the virtual reality game, with the company properly unveiling their new OZO camera yesterday.

SHOWBIZ

Baz Ashmawy has confirmed that 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy has come to an end. The Sky One hit show starring Baz and his mum Nancy will end after the third season.

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An Irish comedian has posted a letter to ISIS on Facebook in response to their video last week listing Ireland as one of their targets.

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