Morning briefing: HSE investigates ‘emerging suicide cluster’ in Cork City. Catch up on all the headlines

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Morning briefing: HSE investigates ‘emerging suicide cluster’ in Cork City. Catch up on all the headlines


The HSE has confirmed it is responding to an “emerging suicide cluster” in Cork City.

17-year-old Oisín Kenny from Cork has shared his mother’s suicide note in an effort to help others.

A quarter of women killed in Ireland die at the hands of a former partner.

A new Garda assistant commissioner has been appointed to the take charge of the southern region, which will lead to a significant reshuffle within senior ranks of the force in Cork city and county.


President-elect Donald Trump's team has started raising tens of millions of dollars for festivities at his Washington inauguration.

Police have launched a major search for a man armed with a shotgun and a knife who stabbed an elderly woman to death at a retirement home for Catholic missionaries in southern France.

A wildfire has roared through parts of Israel's third-largest city, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes.

A fight broke out on a live TV broadcast in Georgia, after tensions from political differences reached breaking point in the studio.


Only six weeks on from Anthony Foley’s death, emotions are still raw for Keith Earls, not just at the loss of his head coach but also the red card he received in the match that followed.

Wayne Rooney became Manchester United’s top scorer in Europe against Feyenoord – netting his 39th goal in European competition in the Red Devil’s 4-0 Europa League victory.

Current Cork football manager Peadar Healy was “parachuted” into the position last October, according to former boss, Billy Morgan.

There is a serious amount of negativity around reporting and reflecting on gaelic games, writes John Fogarty from Dubai.


In a special report, we look at 20 years of the Femicide Watch Project and ask what needs to be done to better protect women and children from domestic abuse and homicide


A huge downward revision by the UK government of its bailed-out banks has once again put a spotlight on the over-valuation of AIB and other banks here on the State’s books.

Lufthansa chief executive Carsten Spohr said Europe’s third-largest airline must hold its nerve and face down striking pilots if it’s to deliver meaningful savings and survive as a force in aviation.


A premature birth can be terrifying. The care of a pre-term baby is very different to that of a full-term baby, as one mother tells Áilín Quinlan


Viewers of Who Do You Think You Are? watched EastEnders star Danny Dyer receive the shocking news that he is a descendant of royalty.


There were high spirits in Cork as Cllr Ken O'Flynn opened the Crafts and Design Fair at the City Hall.


GAMING: The end of the year is pretty much upon us, which means you're also going to be seeing a lot of 'Best Of' lists.

MOVIES/TV: Passengers is coming, and it could be quite the event.

TECH: The Huawei Snapys Awards 2016 went off in fine form last week, and here's a video of all the action.


Car owners with clean driving records have been exploited by the motor industry which has engaged in “cartel-like” activity, a high-powered Oireachtas committee has found.

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