Thursday evening briefing: Clare Daly dismisses warrant for her arrest as 'distraction'. Catch up on all the headlines

Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com today

Thursday evening briefing: Clare Daly dismisses warrant for her arrest as 'distraction'. Catch up on all the headlines

IRELAND

Independents4Change TD Clare Daly has dismissed the issuing of warrant for her arrest as a “distraction” saying she will “deal with the matter in due course”.

Gardaí are monitoring the activities of an Irish chapter of the notorious Bandidos motorcycle club, which formed last weekend in Limerick.

A young woman is recovering in hospital after she was rescued from a Co Clare river by a member of An Garda Síochána.

Secondary teachers are to strike with ASTI members voting overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action.

A forty-year-old man was found dead in his apartment three days after he called for an ambulance, an inquest heard.

There were two separate EuroMillions prize winners from Wexford and Clare at the the National Lottery to claim a total of almost €700,000 in prize money today.

WORLD 

Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres has been elected by acclamation as the next secretary-general of the United Nations.

Shelling and more than a dozen airstrikes on rebel-held parts of Aleppo have reportedly killed at least 11 people in Syria.

Thailand's King Bhumibol, the world's longest-reigning monarch, has died at age 88.

The Scottish Government will publish a Bill for a second independence referendum within days, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

SPORT

Keith Earls is a major doubt for Munster's Champions Cup opener away to Racing 92 this Sunday.

Bookies have shortened their odds on Chelsea boss Antonio Conte getting the sack after a flurry of bets today.

Ex-Liverpool legend Didi Hamann thinks there’s an air of uncertainty around Mourinho at Old Trafford and as a result believes the Merseysiders are more likely to win the title.

Tyson Fury's trainer and uncle Peter has vowed his nephew will return to the ring, despite him vacating his WBA and WBO heavyweight titles.

OPINION

Nóirín O’Sullivan’s performance yesterday did nothing to quell doubts about whether any confidence can be vested in the running of the force, writes Michael Clifford.

A powerful man’s boastful description of manhandling women’s bodies has spurred thousands of survivors to share their experiences, writes Beth J Harpaz

BUSINESS

SuperValu say their stores may experience supply issues because of a price dispute with Unilever. The supplier has already stopped deliveries to all UK Tesco stores after increasing their prices to deal with the falling value of the pound.

The Central Bank has fined Capita Life and Pensions Services more than a million euro for breaching financial regulations.

LIFESTYLE

Colm O’Regan had run out of things to say about Irish mammies, hence his new book, a social commentary with a wry chuckle that describes the Irish tendency to self-aggrandise, reports Ed Power

SHOWBIZ

Sir Elton John will invite fans to delve into his self-professed “crazy life” with the release of a new autobiography.

VIRAL

The first Star Wars Anthology movie - Rogue One -  is due for release in two months time and it has just released it's biggest and most explosive trailer yet.

Bob Dylan’s fans have pored over his lyrics for more than 50 years and few artists in rock history have seen so many of their songs covered by other musicians, including Jeff Buckley, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder and Eddie Vedder. Here are some of his greatest lines from the first musician to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

VIDEO

The Irish Guide Dogs are calling on all of us to go from zero to hero to mark World Sight Day.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Virtual reality is here with the launch of the PlayStation VR, opening up the format to millions of new users via their PlayStation 4.

MOVIES/TV: Doctor Strange is coming, and we just mentioned that there's been an odd lack of totally epic spectacle in the trailers so far. Well this international promo is about to change all that.

TECH: Virtual reality may be the big buzz word of the moment but there's another future tech on the way in the form of Augmented Reality.

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A forty-year-old man was found dead in his apartment three days after he called for an ambulance, an inquest heard.

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