Your Wednesday lunchtime catch-up

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Your Wednesday lunchtime catch-up

IRELAND

Independent TD Sean Conlan has been remanded on bail, after appearing in court in connection with an alleged assault in his family pub in Co Monaghan in August.

The children of an Irishman who died in the US in violent circumstances four months ago are adjusting well to life in Ireland, his sister has revealed.

A six-year-old girl who featured on The Late Late Toy Show has been the target of online abuse following her appearance.

Children as young as 12, pregnant as a result of rape, were in Bessborough Mother and Baby Home into the 1980s.

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has confirmed that the tax take for November was almost €500m higher than expected.

Irish people want Paul O'Connell as President in 2025, according to a new survey.

WORLD

British MPs will vote on Government plans to get RAF jets to target Islamic State militants in Syria.

A rudder control system problem that had occurred nearly two dozen times in the previous 12 months, coupled with the pilots’ response, led to last year’s crash of an AirAsia plane in Indonesia that killed all 162 people on board, investigators said.

SPORT

Gary Neville will take his first steps in management at Valencia after being named head coach for the remainder of the season.

Carefully coached by Mr. O'Sullivan, 22 schoolchildren from Kildare performed a haka with a difference - ‘titled ‘An Haca Gaelach ar son Jonah Lomu’.

BUSINESS

Ireland’s largest convenience and fuel retailer Topaz is to be acquired by Canadian company Alimentation Couche-Tard.

The Government is urging Irish business people to get involved in persuading Britain to stay in Europe. Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan this morning launched an initiative aimed at promoting awareness of the implications of a possible "Brexit" among the Irish business community.

The High Court has cleared the way for the winner of a multi-million-euro contract for the new Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) campus at Grangegorman to proceed with the project.

ANALYSIS

Panic-stricken before an election Alan Kelly will make a mark on our cities that will blight them long-term, writes Gerard Howlin

LIFESTYLE

As Ireland prepares give shelter to some 3,500 refugees from the Middle East and Africa, Edwin McGreal travelled to our most cosmopolitan town to see what we can learn about integration from Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo

VIDEO

The Wheelchair Basketball Tournament at The Mardyke Arena, UCC in aid of the Irish Wheelchair Association, hosted by Sports Studies & Physical Education UCC.

VIRAL

Lisa Sarber Aldrich is receiving a lot of love online for her story of accepting the writing on her cake from the bakery in a local grocery shop in the US state of Michigan.

Des sat down with young Seán to share stories and advice across their 57 years and the result is a surprisingly lovely watch.

TECHNOW

GAMING: It seems like we're just in the middle of a deulge of sales for Christmas, and that's no bad thing. The latest sees the return of Sony PlayStation's 12 Deals of Christmas, with a new special offer every 48 hours from now until the big day itself.

MOVIES: We're still pretty surprised that Zoolander is getting a sequel after 15 years but it's definitely a real thing and we're going to prove it by serving up a second trailer with some more gags.

TECH: OnePlus has released a brand new case, but it doesn’t fit its own products. It’s an iPhone case that will fit the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6S, pitched as “the perfect gift for your non-techie friends

SHOWBIZ

Daniel O’Donnell has admitted he and wife Majella were caught speeding twice during their tour of Ireland’s B&Bs.

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A rudder control system problem that had occurred nearly two dozen times in the previous 12 months, coupled with the pilots’ response, led to last year’s crash of an AirAsia plane in Indonesia that killed all 162 people on board, investigators said.

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