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

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


Gardaí could reach a decision today on whether to engage in industrial action. The Garda Representative Association's Central Executive Committee will meet in Tullamore to discuss a pay proposal from the Department of Justice.

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said it will be hard to avoid higher income earners benefiting more from USC cuts than lower income earners.

The Dáil will debate another motion from Sinn Féin this afternoon to scrap water charges. However it will be defeated in a vote tomorrow as Fianna Fáil is refusing to back it.

Dublin Bus unions are hopeful that talks with management will be productive, as they enter their third day today.

A prisoner in the North who died after overdosing on prescribed medication stockpiled drugs when safeguarding measures were lifted, a watchdog has found.


Shimon Peres, the Israeli politician who won the Nobel Peace Prize during his unprecedented seven-decade career, has died aged 93.

A defensive Donald Trump gave Hillary Clinton plenty of fresh material for the next phase of her presidential campaign, choosing to publicly reopen some her most damaging attacks.

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has set out a plan to establish a self-sustaining city on Mars complete with iron foundries and pizza restaurants.


Sam Allardyce’s brief tenure as England manager ended in embarrassment and recrimination last night after just one game in charge.

New Laois senior football team manager Peter Creedon insists that operating in the same province as Dublin will hold no fears for him.

Leinster’s South African star Zane Kirchner says Ruan Pienaar has been left “heartbroken” by the IRFU decision to block Ulster’s plans to re-sign the star.


Motorists are likely to be hit with further insurance price hikes over the coming months after the country’s insurers made a combined loss of more than €273m last year.

Cork Chamber launched a major initiative in London last night to showcase opportunities in what will be the second largest English-speaking city in the EU post-Brexit.


The stage-managed break up is part of the celebrity lifestyle, but behind the scenes things are rarely so tidy.


Donald Trump’s habit of peddling hype and fabrication emerged unabated in the first presidential debate while Hillary Clinton played it cautiously in her statements, though not without error. They both denied making statements that they are on the record as saying.


Fertility doctors using a controversial technique developed to eliminate inherited disease have helped a woman deliver the first baby with three genetic parents.

A couple married for 62 years made us all cry when a photo surfaced of them saying one of many tearful goodbyes. Now, after months of separation, they have been reunited for good.

If you’ve ever been caught in the rain, you’ll know the feeling of walking home in wet clothes. However what if we told you could walk in a downpour without getting your clothes wet?


Stuck in  the office staring out at the sunshine today? Don't worry, we sent our reporter out to Ballincollig Regional Park to document this lovely September day.


GAMING: More than 13 years ago a game called Beyond Good & Evil debuted on consoles. It was gorgeous and mysterious and full of action and a lot of photography and I thought it just was absolutely sublime.

MOVIES/TV: John Michael McDonagh is back with his new film, War on Everyone.

TECH: Garmin has a lot of experience with activity tracking and now it's ready to move into a new area with canine products.


Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has shared a stunning make-up free selfie to celebrate her 44th birthday. The Oscar-winner posted the natural photo showing her blonde hair hanging loose and a big smile on Tuesday.


International boxer Michael O’Reilly is facing three charges under the Public Order Act and more criminal charges may yet follow, a court has been told.

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