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Catch-up with what you've missed with our morning briefing


Finance Minister Michael Noonan faces questions about why he let a firesale of Nama’s £1.6bn Northern loans proceed and did not stop it after the emergency of success fee payments in bids.

An Irish man arrested in connection with the murder of Gary Hutch is due before the courts in Spain today.

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has criticised Apple’s tax deal in Ireland, saying it amounted to tax evasion.

The funeral will take place this morning of Coastguard volunteer Caitriona Lucas, who died during a search and recovery operation in Kilkee in Clare on Monday.

400,000 commuters are making alternative arrangementsthis morning as the second 48-hour Dublin Bus strike begins.

Passengers intending to fly in and out of France this evening and tomorrow may face flight delays as air traffic controllers join a national public sector strike.


The head of the Mexican agency investigating the disappearance of 43 college students has resigned.

A picture of a fan-throated lizard has been announced as the winner of the Zoological Society of London’s fifth annual Animal Photograpy Prize.


Darran O’Sullivan has confirmed that he’ll continue to play for Kerry in 2017 and believes he’ll be joined by almost all of this year’s panel.

Just when he thought it was safe to go back onto the wing, Keith Earls could be pressed into service in Munster’s injury-hit midfield.


Ryanair’s financial growth plans continue to look shaky, with the airline’s management telling investors its current year progress could be hampered by lower fares and further potential global unrest.

Livestock farmers have staged a protest at the Aldi supermarket in Tullamore, Co Offaly, demanding a rise on the €3.75 they get from the €8.92/kg average Irish retail price for beef.


At Your Service star Francis Brennan talks to Deirdre Reynolds about his new product range for Dunnes Stores that has been a long time coming.


There will be some fallout but the publication of the C&AG’s report into Nama’s disposal of assets in Northern Ireland could have come at a much worse time for the Finance Minster — two years ago he would have been finished, writes Michael Clifford


Netflix's love letter to the '80s, Stranger Things, has been described as resembling a long-lost Stephen King novel from that era. However, there's more strings to King's bow than just terror, as this Top 10 shows...

A mother who made a video warning of the dangers of sepsis after her baby son died of the condition, has seen it go viral.


You may remember back in June a Beat 102-103FM DJ re-sat her Junior Cert exams as part of an experiment to find out if students in 2016 have a more stressful time of it.


GAMING: The PlayStation 4 Pro is coming soon and it's making some big promises - bringing the next generation of graphics into our living rooms.

MOVIES/TV: Civil War hit cinemas in a big way earlier in 2016, chalking up another hit for Marvel. Here's the Honest trailer for the film from Screen Junkies.

TECH: Apple CEO Tim Cook says you don’t need to worry about strapping on your dancing shoes only for your new wireless earbuds to pop out of your ears.


David Bowie is the clear frontrunner to win this year’s Mercury Prize ahead of artists including Radiohead and Skepta.

Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has pulled out of the band’s upcoming tour following a heart attack.


Before we compliment the wizardry of Stephen Rochford, some words of praise for one of his predecessors, Pat Holmes, who successfully pulled off a trick or two in his spell at the Mayo helm.

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