Friday morning briefing: Over 100 firms looking to move to Ireland after Brexit vote. Catch up on all the headlines

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

Friday morning briefing: Over 100 firms looking to move to Ireland after Brexit vote. Catch up on all the headlines

IRELAND

Over 100 multinationals, with the potential to generate thousands of jobs, are looking to move operations here in order to maintain a European base following the Brexit vote.

Metropolitan Cork could run out of serviced land to facilitate house building and population growth within 18 months.

Margaret Butler and Michael Power, from Clonmel in Tipperary, cannot afford to replace the van they use to bring their son to hospital appointments.

An Irish professor has turned more than a century of anatomy on its head by identifying a new organ in our guts.

WORLD

Children's charity Unicef has said the bombing of a school in Syria amounts to a war crime.

Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence's campaign plane slid off a runway during a rainstorm at New York's LaGuardia Airport, tearing up concrete before coming to rest on a patch of grass.

A student who crashed her car into a police vehicle told an officer she was taking a topless selfie.

An injected male contraceptive has been shown to be almost 100% effective in a trial involving 350 men.

SPORT

Waterford manager Derek McGrath admitted he expected Kilkenny to win last month’s All-Ireland hurling final.

It’s five years since Dublin GAA unleashed their ‘Blue Wave’ strategic plan on us, writes Brendan O’Brien.

The Premier League and Football Association will be delighted they secured their most recent global television deals before the recent spate of images depicting violence in around stadiums went viral.

A damning report has criticised "serious failings" in the anti-doping operation at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

OPINION

The issues on the picket line at schools around the country yesterday were the same — equal pay for recently-hired teachers and meaningful restoration of pay for others.

BUSINESS

Eir looks to be back in play with US hedge fund Anchorage Capital set to take a controlling stake on the back of one of the Irish communications company’s investors selling out of the business.

Bank of Ireland chief Richie Boucher says the bank’s policy of promoting fixed-rate mortgages ahead of cutting variable rate home loans will not change for the moment, regardless of competitors’ decisions and political pressure.

LIFESTYLE

Halloween is the ideal time to scare yourself with a good horror movie, says Declan Burke

SHOWBIZ

X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger thinks her former boyfriend Lewis Hamilton is the best racing driver since Ayrton Senna and believes he is on track for another Formula One World Championship title.

VIRAL

The Carphone Warehouse ’pro-choice’ adverts have raised some debate on social media with a number of people saying the campaign makes light of the reality of abortion.

Using a telescope located in the outback of Western Australia, far from major sources of light pollution, scientists have created an illustration of the seemingly invisible secrets the universe has to offer.

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TECHNOW

GAMING: If you're looking for a Borderlands fix, or haven't played the game before (for shame!) The Handsome Collection is currently totally free on Xbox One.

MOVIES/TV: Olympus has Fallen and London has Fallen were fun enough throwback action films with a focus on nasty violence and some silly one liners. Well there's more on the way.

TECH: Microsoft had a major launch event, including plenty of new products and software stuff. But all eyes were on the Surface Studio.

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The issues on the picket line at schools around the country yesterday were the same — equal pay for recently-hired teachers and meaningful restoration of pay for others.

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