Friday lunchtime briefing: Trade unions demand Lansdowne Road Agreement review. Catch up on the headlines

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Friday lunchtime briefing: Trade unions demand Lansdowne Road Agreement review. Catch up on the headlines


Trade unions are demanding a review of the Lansdowne Road Agreement, following pay concessions to Gardaí.

Gardai are investigating a suspicious fire at a landmark residence in Limerick.

A man died from a cardiac arrest after spending almost 10 hours on a trolley in the emergency department of one of the country’s busiest hospitals, an inquest heard.

A teetotal elderly couple and their son were refused drink in a Co Limerick pub, when all they wanted was lemonade.


The British Prime Minister is telling Brussels her plan to leave the EU remains on course - despite a High Court setback yesterday.

A halt in fighting announced by Russia to allow rebels and residents of Syria's besieged eastern parts of Aleppo went into effect on Friday and activists reported a relative calm in the city.

The UN refugee agency estimated at the end of last month that at least 3,740 migrants and refugees have died this year trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea.

A number of people are reported to have been killed in an explosion in the largest city in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish south-east region.


A frustrated Danny Willett lost ground on the leaders on day two of the Turkish Airlines Open as he looks to end the season as European number one for the first time.

Top seed Novak Djokovic claimed a hard-fought comeback victory over Grigor Dimitrov to reach the quarter-finals at the BNP Paribas Masters.

No one was to blame for the death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, an inquest has found.

Jose Mourinho has warned Henrikh Mkhitaryan to up his game after ending his 54-day exile in Manchester United's Europa League defeat at Fenerbahce.


A 1980 election defeat for her husband set in motion a process of endless revision, by Hillary Clinton and her opponents, that defined her career, writes Robert Draper.

Reality TV show 'The Apprentice', where Donald Trump could write his own narrative, is key to understanding his rise, says Nancy Benac.


More than 200 jobs are to be created with the expansion of a number of companies in Ireland, it has been announced.

New figures show that Airbnb contributed around €74m to regional and rural communities across Ireland in the last year.


As his second movie hits the big screen, Tom Ford talks to Will Lawrence about the cult of masculinity and maintaining boundaries between his fashion and film work


Reports have emerged that Michael Buble's 3-year-old son has been diagnosed with cancer.


There's nothing more heavenly than a crisp sandwich and now you can enjoy one while doing your Christmas shopping on Dublin's Henry Street.

This is definitely one of the best singing performances we’ve seen in a while, and you might be surprised to hear that it isn’t on the X Factor or the Voice.


Huge numbers of people are going down to the woods to soak in the kaleidoscope of autumn leaf colour that is lasting longer than usual in what was known, in Saxon times, as the fall.


GAMING: Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon took all the fun of the original game and crammed it into an action packed neon lit 80s playground.

MOVIES/TV: Deadpool was a whole heap of fun, so we're naturally looking forward to seeing what they can do with the sequel. Or we were, until things started to crumble a little.

TECH: Virtual Reality is most definitely here, with the arrival of the PlayStation VR bringing potentially millions of new players in this world.


Max Abelson, Jesse Drucker and Zachary R Mide report on the monument to vanity that is Trump Tower, a place to which he retreated after molestation claims by several women and which he may not even leave if he somehow wins the presidency

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