Monday morning briefing: GSOC’s Maurice McCabe inquiry hits legal barrier. Catch up on all the headlines

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

Monday morning briefing: GSOC’s Maurice McCabe inquiry hits legal barrier. Catch up on all the headlines

IRELAND

A Garda watchdog investigation into the treatment of whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe has been stopped  in its tracks because of a legal roadblock.

Frustrated senators claim that the Seanad has simply turned into a “talking shop”  with little work being carried out.

TDs are under mounting pressure to forgo a pay increase  after President Michael D Higgins said he would not take a salary hike.

A League of Ireland soccer club has condemned the behaviour of some of its fans and said it is liaising with gardaí after  violent post-match scenes  outside its stadium.

WORLD

The Hong Kong trial of a British banker accused of the grisly 2014 killings of two Indonesian women  is expected to be "particularly horrifying", with photographic evidence of one victim's torture, the judge has told prospective jurors.

French authorities will start clearing the Jungle migrant camp  in Calais this morning.

SPORT

Few people believe that Pádraig Harrington can win a fourth major but averaging 25 putts per day and shooting the lowest winning aggregate of his 21-year professional career to claim the Portugal Masters,  writing him off now would be the height of folly.

There was something about the way Jose Mourinho stood on the touchline, two minutes from the end of this deeply embarrassing defeat, which summed up perhaps the most  miserable ‘return’  in Premier League history.

Ronan O'Gara has hailed the "massive comfort"  of Saturday's emotional Thomond Park farewell to late Munster coach Anthony Foley.

Three, they say, is a magic number — and it certainly felt like it at Oriel Park  last night as Dundalk players and fans jubilantly celebrated a hat-trick of league titles.

OPINION

The Department of Justice asked GSOC to investigate matters before the Higgins Inquiry but then failed to release requested documentation.  Cormac O’Keeffe reports

When any phone goes off in my presence, I assume death, destruction, fire, and pestilence,  writes Terry Prone

BUSINESS

Britain’s major banks are set to report stronger-than-expected results this week,  confounding expectations that political and economic upheaval caused by the country’s vote to quit the EU would immediately squeeze profits.

The sale of Ardmore Studios underlines the Irish film industry’s development into the  vibrant entity  it is today.

LIFESTYLE

As a leading criminal psychologist, Dr Ian Gargan has worked with some of Ireland’s most violent offenders,  writes Áilín Quinlan

SHOWBIZ

Actress Zooey Deschanel says she refuses to pay attention to online trolls after briefly  giving up social media this year.  The star of New Girl, who has 11 million followers across Twitter and Instagram, said she stopped having “creative ideas” because of the amount of time she was spending online.

VIRAL

Friday night take-out just got that little bit easier, thanks to the new Pizza Hut tattoo!  Yes it is as crazy as it sounds, a tattoo that lets you order pizza to your door by scanning your phone against your arm.

VIDEO - OUR CHOICE

The Irish Examiner National Dairy Show 2016 Supreme Champion was awarded to Laurelelm Shottel Daffodil  owned by Rickey Barrett, Ballinhassig, Cork.

TECHNOW

GAMING: The biggest and best game of the year is finally here, with the launch of Farming Simulator 17 your collection is complete.

MOVIES/TV: Joss Whedon can do pretty much anything he wants but after his time in the Marvel verse he'd still like to do a Star Wars film.

TECH: Apple has been making phones their business for many years now, and they're constantly introducing new features in their major yearly updates to iOS.

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Ronan O'Gara has hailed the "massive comfort"  of Saturday's emotional Thomond Park farewell to late Munster coach Anthony Foley.

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