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


The HSE has launched an urgent review of oxygen systems throughout the ambulance service following yesterday’s fire which killed a patient and injured two paramedics, one severely.

Football Association of Ireland (FAI) chief executive John Delaney has said he had “no knowledge of or involvement in” anything to do with organising tickets for the Olympic Games in Rio.

Thousands of commuters across the capital are again facing travel chaos this morning. Drivers at Dublin Bus are carrying out another 48 hour work stoppage which is affecting over 400 thousand passengers.

The Labour leader says a "normal inquiry" into NAMA's Project Eagle will not work. Brendan Howlin and other opposition TDs have until today to give their views to the Taoiseach on how a Commission of Investigation into the sale of the northern loanbook would work.

The Irish Family Planning Association will tell the United Nations today that the Citizens' Assembly is insufficient to make our abortion laws compliant with human rights standards.

People who are having trouble paying their rent are being urged to seek help as soon as possible.


Protesters have massed on Charlotte's streets for a third night in the latest sign of mounting pressure for police to release video that could resolve wildly different accounts of the fatal shooting of a black man.

Demonstrators chanted "release the tape" and "we want the tape" while briefly blocking an intersection near the Bank of America headquarters and later climbing the steps in front of the city government centre.


Former Clare star Jamesie O’Connor believes Davy Fitzgerald’s resignation as manager was the right decision because his team had become “stale and predictable”.

For Conor Murray, this new season with Munster is just like starting over. The darkness has passed and only clear skies lie ahead.

With the post-Robbie Keane era now fully under way, much attention will be paid to the strikers in Martin O’Neill’s latest squad announcement today and, in particular, whether he sees fit to include Brentford’s Scott Hogan who is currently joint-top scorer in the Championship with six goals this season.


An Apple hack that affected “several thousand people” worldwide and racked up huge bills for unsuspecting customers has been uncovered by Irish mobile security company AdaptiveMobile.

More than 250 jobs are set to be created across the country in a range of different sectors after four separate companies announced expansion plans yesterday.

The media firm led by veteran TV3 broadcaster Vincent Browne recorded profits of €237,413 last year, up from €206,485 in the previous year.


Aston Martin is synonymous with high-end sports cars, yet is now selling sofas, sunglasses, yachts, and real estate.


Thomas Kent was the only 1916 revolutionary to be executed outside Dublin. Historian Meda Ryan tells how one family in the South made a stand for land and freedom.


Before taking on Donald Trump in Monday's presidential debate, Hillary Clinton has been brushing up on her skills by taking on one of the her most difficult interviewers yet - Zach Galifianakis.

"Lots and lots of famous people" have come together in a video to urge Americans to get out and vote on November 8, with a not so subtle hint that voting for Donald Trump is really bad idea.


Feeling a bit tired and worn out today? Well, let us just remind you (as if you needed it!) that we live in Ireland, one of the most beautiful places on the planet.


GAMING: If you've been looking for a story to soak in, Virginia has you covered.

MOVIES/TV: Ghost in the Shell is one of the defining animes of the last two decades, mostly because it achieved a rare popularity in the west for its combination of action and pretty weird plotting.

TECH: The iPhone 7 is out there in the wild, and the cheapest 32GB model will cost you €779 direct from Apple in Ireland.


The FBI is gathering information about an alleged altercation involving Brad Pitt on an aircraft carrying the actor and his children.


THIS Sunday? My favourite day of the year. The Ladies Football All-Ireland final. For the third year in a row, Cork will play Dublin for the All-Ireland title. It’s more than that though. There’s history here. Have you been keeping up?

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