BULLETIN: 'Time to put manners on the system', says Rape Crisis Network

Here's your lunchtime bulletin.

BULLETIN: 'Time to put manners on the system', says Rape Crisis Network

Here's your lunchtime bulletin.


IRELAND: The director of the Rape Crisis Network Ireland, Cliona Saidlear has said that there is space in the Irish legal system for protocols for the behaviour of lawyers in rape cases. “It’s time to put manners on the system,” she said.

Meanwhile, the director of Dublin’s Rape Crisis Centre, Noeline Blackwell says there needs to be a change in legislation and in public attitudes towards rape.

IRELAND: €8m in funding has been announced for greenways, walking trails and other outdoor recreation projects nationwide.

IRELAND: An expert group examining the scale and causes of delayed discharges from hospital has been unable to produce any meaningful recommendations to tackle the problem this winter because of the poor quality of data available to it.

IRELAND: A 27-year-old man who was a carer for his grandfather was so badly beaten around the head and face his mother did not recognise him, the Circuit Criminal Court in Tralee heard yesterday.

IRELAND: Gardaí have deployed additional resources to target suspected organised begging in Cork city following a visible increase in the activity on the streets in recent days.

WORLD: Pakistan summoned the top US diplomat in Islamabad on Tuesday to protest against President Donald Trump’s allegation that the country had harboured al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden despite getting billions of dollars in American aid.

WORLD: A dead whale that washed ashore in eastern Indonesia had a lump of trash in its stomach including 115 plastic drinking cups and two flip-flops.

ANALYSIS: Brazil’s far-right president has made bleak pledges to open the rainforest to further mining and to withdraw from world accords on the environment, writes Paulo Artaxo.

BUSINESS: A Cork agricultural technology company that uses the Internet of Things to monitor honey bee colonies has received a €1.5m investment from investors that will allow it to create 25 new jobs and expand internationally.

SPORT: Looking at the ratings of the Irish players in the Monday papers, I noticed that all of them were eight or nine except for Peter O’Mahony, who was given a 10 out of 10. That’s a mistake. He should have been given a 12, writes Tadhg Coakley.

SPORT: Enda Stevens has backed manager Martin O’Neill to get it right once again as the Republic of Ireland wave goodbye to a disappointing year.

SPORT: Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash has defended the Super 11s Fenway Classic and believes the competition should continue in the years ahead.


CULTURE: Michael Lewis's latest book on America again produces a riveting read on what could be such a dry subject, writes Richard Fitzpatrick.

SHOWBIZ: Bestselling Irish novelist Marian Keyes has been commissioned by BBC Radio 4 to write a comedy series.

FEATURES: Leaving the tech speak to the geeks, Esther N McCarthy says the Huawei Mate Pro 20 has some pretty nifty features, not least its cool camera.

EXAMVIRAL: A schoolboy’s heartfelt letter to I’m A Celebrity contestant Anne Hegerty about their shared experience of autism has received thousands of shares online.

FEATURES: Making Cents: Tips on how to stay out of the red this Black Friday.

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