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Today’s News

Family of Brendan Megraw “grateful” to person who passed on information about his remains

Megraw was kidnapped and killed by the IRA in 1978.

From The Score LIVE: Basel v Liverpool, Champions League Liveblog

LIVE: Basel v Liverpool, Champions League

Basel take on Liverpool, as the Reds look to build on their opening day win against Ludogorets.

Sandy Hook Elementary school evacuated after fake bomb threat

That’s where 26 children and teachers were shot dead in 2012.

Thirteen children have died on our roads so far this year, 7 were killed in the whole of 2013 RSA

Thirteen children have died on our roads so far this year, 7 were killed in the whole of 2013

Deaths on Irish roads have remained high this year, after increasing for the first time since 2005 last year.

From The Daily Edge Simon Cowell pulls dolphin scenes from this week’s X Factor Xtra Factor

Simon Cowell pulls dolphin scenes from this week’s X Factor

Thousands of people signed an online petition.

Pensioner up on 21 charges in relation to Trinity gate-ramming

John Farrell was released on bail of €1,000 after charges from April incident.

30 children killed in Syria school bombings

Ambulances ferried wounded fighters for treatment in Turkey amid mortar fire, with some rounds falling very close to the border.

42 students still missing after police shooting in Mexico

Authorities say a gang may also have been involved.

From The Score Ulster Rugby to host historic GAA game to raise MND awareness GAMEFORANTO

Ulster Rugby to host historic GAA game to raise MND awareness

The came will take place in Ravenhill on November 15.

Who you gonna call? The Department of Agriculture Investigations Division

The new unit will bring the department’s investigations unit under one banner.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Enda: I can’t name the Fine Gael official because they’d be pilloried

The controversy over Fine Gael’s botched Seanad selection rumbles on.

Enda Kenny meets next generation of European enthusiasts

He was launching the Blue Star programme for primary schools.

“Prove you are homeless”: What rights and access to services do homeless people have?

Can you vote? How do you get medical treatment? The user’s guide.

From Business ETC Samsung defends Note 4 screen gap, saying it’s a feature, not a flaw Don't Mind The Gap

Samsung defends Note 4 screen gap, saying it’s a feature, not a flaw

The company insisted the gap was a part of the phone’s design and doesn’t affect its “functionality or quality”

From Business ETC ‘Be business focused not jobs focused’ – government told Budget 2015

‘Be business focused not jobs focused’ – government told

Owner-operators should have their costs cut in the budget to create long-term jobs, ISME says.

MS sufferer and right-to-die campaigner: ‘If I was an animal…I’d be put to sleep’

Kate Tobin was diagnosed with the condition two years ago and says “Nobody can know the pain I’m going through”.

From The Score Two-year ban proposed for club official who struck Paul Galvin with hurley Suspension

Two-year ban proposed for club official who struck Paul Galvin with hurley

The incident occurred last Sunday at Austin Stack Park in Tralee.

From Business ETC There are 400 new jobs coming to Dundrum Jobswatch

There are 400 new jobs coming to Dundrum

Car rental marketplace company, CarTrawler, has announced the new jobs at its headquarters in south Dublin today.

Ministers WILL have to pay water charges for their second homes, after all

The Department of Finance confirmed that a loophole allowing ministers to claim the charges as an expense was set to be closed.

From Business ETC NAMA is selling €600m in properties – although it won’t tell us exactly what Nama Knows

NAMA is selling €600m in properties – although it won’t tell us exactly what

At least we know Facebook’s European HQ is one of the buildings on the market.

Susie Long Hospice Fund set to open six palliative care beds in Kilkenny

The SLHF eventually wants to open a 12-bed hospice in St Luke’s Hospital.

Could depression soon be diagnosed through a blood test?

A breakthrough in research in the US suggests that depression could soon by diagnosed via a blood test.

Opinion: The threat of Ebola and the ‘Responsibility to Protect’

The international community is pouring its efforts into containing the criminal militancy of Isis, but we should turn our attention to funding Ebola emergency relief.

Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room…

This week, we have a homeless special.

US to be involved in upcoming Northern Ireland peace talks

The Foreign Affairs minister called for the continued strong US support for the Peace Process in Northern Ireland.

From The Daily Edge 9 desk accessories you need in your life right now Desk Accessories

9 desk accessories you need in your life right now

Two words: desk microwave.

‘This story is unravelling as it gets made up’: Yep, they’re still talking ‘McNulty-gate’ in the Dáil

Enda Kenny faced more questions today on the circumstances surrounding John McNulty’s appointment to a state board.

Gardaí search for Dublin teenager missing for nine days

Esther Bussy has been missing from Rathfarnham since 22 September.

‘We should be worried about Ebola – but for Africa, not ourselves’

Darren Hanniffy just came home from Liberia, where Ebola infections are DOUBLING every two weeks.

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

‘A grubby incident’: Enda Kenny faces further criticism over McNulty affair

McNulty withdrew from the Seanad by-election yesterday.

From Business ETC How to make sure your phone doesn’t get a scratch on it TechGuide

How to make sure your phone doesn’t get a scratch on it

If your phone has far too many scrapes and bumps, then it might be worth reassessing how you use it.

From The Score The Irish gender gap in sport and exercise is getting smaller Fitness

The Irish gender gap in sport and exercise is getting smaller

Almost 1.7 million Irish adults take part in sport on a weekly basis, according to the latest Sports Council study.

Dublin set for Hong Kong pro-democracy protest this evening

The protest will take place at 17.30 today outside the GPO on O’Connell Street.

From Business ETC The big chair at the Sunday Business Post has finally been filled Newspapers

The big chair at the Sunday Business Post has finally been filled

And the winner is… Ex-Post, RTÉ then Post-again journalist Ian Kehoe.

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