Thursday evening briefing: Huge crowds queue to pay respect to Anthony Foley. Catch up on all the headlines

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Thursday evening briefing: Huge crowds queue to pay respect to Anthony Foley. Catch up on all the headlines


The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors says a small number of officers will be allowed to operate the PULSE system during industrial action, which is underway tomorrow.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is among a growing number of European leaders now demanding sanctions against Russia for the devastation caused in Syria.

A change to the help-to-buy scheme announced in the budget has been revealed in the Finance Bill.

The singer-songwriter Colin Vearncombe, who had a huge hit in the 1980s with Wonderful Life, suffered fatal head injuries after losing control of his car on an icy road and crashing into another car near Cork Airport, an inquest today heard.

ANTHONY FOLEY: 1973 - 2016

Large crowds are queuing to pay their respects to the family of the late Anthony Foley at St. Flannan's Church in Killaloe, Co Clare. The former Munster and Ireland player is in repose until 8.30 tonight, before his funeral tomorrow.

Munster Rugby have revealed plans to commemorate the life and career of Anthony Foley when they play Glasgow Warriors in the European Champions Cup this Saturday.


Donald Trump is facing another allegation of inappropriate touching. A woman says she felt "intimidated" when the US presidential candidate allegedly grabbed her at the US Open tennis tournament in 1998.

Counter-terrorism detectives in England have launched an investigation after a suspicious item was found on a Tube service.

Refugees at camps in Greece are still living in mostly "appalling conditions", international aid group Doctors Without Borders said.

Turkish jets and artillery have struck US-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, killing as many as 200 fighters, according to Turkey's state-run news agency.


Paddy Barnes has thanked his promoters after being added to the St Patrick’s Day card in Madison Square Garden, New York, alongside former Olympic teammate Michael Conlan.

Republic of Ireland have moved from 31st to 33rd in the latest FIFA world rankings.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has vowed not to take West Brom lightly and refused to rule out further full-time celebrations if his side are held at home by the Baggies again.

You’re sat on the front row supporting your team and suddenly you realise: you’re on camera. Your face is being beamed live to the nation. Don’t mess it up now. This is your one chance.


The American songster is a modern troubadour who speaks for all of us when he sings. He deserves the Nobel.

Resource supply disruptions and rising prices spell trouble for companies that rely on scarce natural resources — unless trends change.


Floods, drought, frost and hail cut into world wine production this year across Europe and South America, a report shows.

The European Central Bank (ECB) has left its key interest rates and its bond-buying stimulus programme unchanged as it seeks more data on the strength of Europe's modest economic recovery.



Rod Stewart, 71, has been knighted since his last visit to Ireland. He tells Andy Welch about Vegas, the crazy days with the Faces and why he’s still happy to play his greatest hits.


As we come up to the festive season thoughts of cosy fires, fairy lights and Christmas shows are the forefront of everyone's mind. It’s all here in today’s showbiz catch-up.



t’s no secret by now that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have a very different style and approach when it comes to convincing the public that they’re the best person for the job in the White House. But what do those chosen techniques really say about them?


While most of us may think of the summer holidays as a chance to get a bit of sun abroad, three lads from Cork thought they’d try a holiday at home for a change.


GAMING: Behold the first ever trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2.

MOVIES/TV: Logan is the lastest movie set in the X-Men universe and it's a pretty important one as it sees Hugh Jackman playing the character of Wolverine for the last time.

TECH: The Sony Xperia Ear is a digital assistant which lives right in your lug hole and you can get ready for it in Ireland with a pre-order now.


A campaign will be launched tonight to rename some of Cork City’s best-known streets which commemorate British “aristocrats and war criminals” after Irish heroes.

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