Thursday evening briefing: Dublin Bus strikes suspended. Catch up on all the headlines

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Thursday evening briefing: Dublin Bus strikes suspended. Catch up on all the headlines


The Dublin Bus strikes have been suspended and union members will be balloted again on industrial action.

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe has said Government cannot increase Garda wages as all other public sector workers would then expect the same.

Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Mick Barry has had the front of his constituency office in Blackpool, Cork, sprayed with the words ‘baby killer out’ overnight.

Nama must be held accountable for its handling of the controversial sale of a £1.2bn (€1.39bn) Northern Ireland property portfolio, the Public Accounts Committe has insisted.


One person was killed and two were critically injured when a US commuter train ploughed into Hoboken station, a New Jersey politician has said.

A police officer who brought an unconscious motorist's car to a halt by ramming it into a motorway safety barrier has been commended by his Chief Constable in the UK.

Apparently on September 30, a “black moon” is set to rise in skies in the Western Hemisphere of our planet. Here’s everything you need to know.

A southern white rhino calf has been born at Blair Drummond Safari Park, marking another important step towards saving the species from extinction, say her keepers.


European captain Darren Clarke dropped a massive hint about his pairings for the opening session of the Ryder Cup on the final day of practice.

The 41st edition of golf’s Ryder Cup is on our doorstep, with Europe hoping to make it four victories in a row in Hazeltine on Sunday. That’s all well and good, but surely there are better ways to settle the rivalry between Europe and the US?

Séamus ‘Cheddar’ Plunkett has penned an interesting open letter to Laois hurling supporters via the ‘Friends of Laois Hurling’ Facebook page today.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has cleared the air with defender Mamadou Sakho.


The world is doing little as the killing of civilians in Aleppo continues. Bernard-Henri Lévy argues that it is now time for the European Union to act.

Shimon Peres was a gifted leader, an eloquent speaker, and a source of ideas. But most important, he was a leader who had a vision and a message.


There has been an over 12% jump in the number of people visiting Ireland since the start of this year.

BlackBerry is to stop making phones – ending 14 years of business that at one point saw the brand as one of the biggest mobile manufacturers in the world.


Roddy Doyle approached his translation of Mozart’s opera in a similar way to his book with the footballer.


He has only gone and done it, Niall Horan has released his first debut single - This Town.


Speaking at a rally in Iowa, Donald Trump asked members of the audience to identify themselves if they were not Christian. This sparked a bit of backlash from the online community.


The craft beer scene has exploded in recent years and while we do welcome other options to drink than the usual swill, no one can argue that it’s gotten a little out of control.


GAMING: Beyond Good and Evil 2 is still not officially a thing but another piece of concept art has arrived online - time to get excited.

MOVIE/TV: Director Antoine Fuqua has been doing a great job in recent years with hits like The Equalizer and The Magnificent Seven, and his next project represents a whole new challenge.

TECHNOLOGY: Drones are all the rage these days, with the tiny craft being used to take breathtaking footage for anything you can think of including amateurs, sports and full on movies. Well you ain't seen nothing yet because DJI just debuted the Mavic.


Everyone is encouraged to keep a close eye on the north horizon over the next few nights as the northern lights are expected to be visible.

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