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


The US presidential candidates have concluded their first face-to-face debate in a 90-minute event that could be crucial in the race for the White House.

Twitter seems to be in agreement after last night's US Presidential debate - Hillary Clinton won on the night. The list of issues was long, with clashes between the candidates on all points.


Talks between unions and management at Dublin Bus will resume this morning. Strike action planned for today and tomorrow has been called off after talks at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) yesterday.

Private cars could be banned from Cork City’s main street by the end of next year after contentious traffic plans were approved last night.

Fianna Fáil says more families will suffer and an increasing number of first-time buyers will be blocked out of the property market as the Central Bank looks set to keep mortgage rules.

New criminal offences and a powerful oversight agency are being recommended to combat online abuse, such as cyberbullying and revenge porn.

Credit Unions provide the best customer experience in Ireland according to a new report, while Irish Water was the lowest scoring of all 170 brands in the survey.

Bruce Springsteen feared fans might be seriously injured at his 1985 Slane Castle concert, the rock icon has revealed in his new autobiography.


If you think honey is only useful as something to put in your porridge in the mornings, then think again. Turns out Manuka honey could also be used to help keep internal medical devices such as urinary catheters free of infection, according to new research.


It was only the day after the All-Ireland final that Stephen Rochford heard Joe Brolly’s “celebrity losers” comment about Mayo.

Ronan O’Gara is hopeful Dan Carter and centre Casey Laulala will be ready for the start of the Champions Cup in less than three weeks against his native Munster.


Tesco’s position as the country’s second largest supermarket has come under renewed threat after a period of strong growth from Dunnes Stores saw it draw level with the UK retailer.

US drugmaker Pfizer, which has been considering a split into two companies for more than two years, said yesterday it will not do so because the move would not create any shareholder value.


POTENTIAL home-buyers tend to focus mainly on the deposit when getting ready to apply for a mortgage. It is very important but it is by no means the only area that the bank will look at when assessing your application.


Most pollsters had not predicted how close Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would be this late in the dace. Why is this happening.


Do French or Italian accents get you hot under the collar? Or is it Irish that get your pulse racing?

Nasa’s Hubble Space Telescope has been used to find what astronomers believe may be water vapour plumes erupting off the surface of Europa, Jupiter’s moon – which might be good news for finding life in the solar system.


The Cork ladies footballers have enjoyed a hero’s welcome at their sixth consecutive All-Ireland homecoming.


GAMING: Minecraft is just about the biggest thing ever- not quite but its getting there. The massively successful game still sells millions of copies a year and it's about to get even better.

MOVIES/TV: Netflix might release plenty of entertaining content from its coffers but their recent forays into documentary material have been just an engaging and much more eye-opening.

TECH: If you thought Snapchat was all about social messaging your information is so last week- now they make hardware too.


Chris Evans, Joanna Lumley and Ken Bruce will be among the celebrities paying tribute to Terry Wogan at a special event at London's Westminster Abbey today.


By now, you’ve probably heard where Diarmuid Connolly was the evening prior to the drawn All-Ireland final: Crossmaglen. You might have also caught where he should be right now: Ibiza.

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