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Dublin: 8 °C Monday 24 October, 2016

Today’s News

Central Bank outlines exactly what its problems are with the First Time Buyer scheme

Governor Philip Lane has today outlined his concerns to a number of TDs.

Use your phone for mobile banking? Gardaí warn of risks

Irish people use their mobiles for internet activity more than any other western country.

17 of Shakespeare's plays actually written in collaboration with others

Experts have agreed that contemporaries of Shakespeare like Christopher Marlowe helped him write some of his most famous works.

From The42 Quiz: How well do you remember the League of Ireland season? Let's Get Quizzical

Quiz: How well do you remember the League of Ireland season?

Let’s test your knowledge as another year of action in the #GreatestLeagueInTheWorld comes to an end.


Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Singer Pete Burns has died, more than 2,000 people relocated from Calais and emergency landing at Shannon – it’s the Evening Fix.

Introducing Lynlee Boemer - a baby who has quite literally been born twice

Lynlee Hope was diagnosed as having a rare tumour while still in the womb, and underwent surgery performed via caesarean section.

United Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport

The flight was travelling from Belfast to Newark Airport in New York

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Schmidt's new deal, Ballon d'Or shortlist named and today's sport Monday This post contains videos

We'll Leave It There So: Schmidt's new deal, Ballon d'Or shortlist named and today's sport

Elsewhere, Padraig Harrington surges up world rankings, Daniel Goulding announces his inter-county retirement and Mike Ford lands one of European rugby’s top jobs.

Singer Pete Burns has died, aged 57 RIP

Singer Pete Burns has died, aged 57

The Celebrity Big Brother star suffered a heart attack yesterday.

'Sexsomnia' trial hears "no objective scientific evidence" that a man can have sex while asleep

The 29-year-old accused claims that he was asleep when he allegedly raped his friend in September 2008.

Anthony Foley's son launches Facebook site asking fans of his father to attend mass

11-year-old Tony Foley’s father passed away tragically last week at the age of 42.

'Show some backbone' - new report harshly criticises Ireland's culture of media ownership

A new report commissioned by Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan for an EU grouping takes aim at both RTÉ and billionaire media mogul Denis O’Brien.

From The42 'If he had concentrated on the process, he would have nailed that penalty' Facing History

'If he had concentrated on the process, he would have nailed that penalty'

Former All Black and Leinster coach Mike Brewer explains the differences in approach in New Zealand.

Two men die in separate crashes in Leinster

The two incidents took place in different counties this morning.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Garda, whose patrol car was rammed by lorry in 2000, awarded €75,000 damages in High Court

Retired Garda Frank O’Hara’s patrol car was rammed close to the Louth border by a lorry that “skulked across the border”.

Dunnes leapfrogs Tesco to become Ireland's second largest supermarket

New stats show 22% of Irish grocery shoppers do their spending in Dunnes.

Drunk driver arrested after cutting in front of patrol car while holding mobile phone

The car had no tax or insurance and gardaí found empty alcohol bottles and cans in it.

From The42 Joe Schmidt signs new contract to remain as Ireland head coach until after 2019 World Cup Done Deal

'It's completely gutted': Shock as Tipperary factory destroyed in blaze

The fire broke out at 7pm yesterday evening.

Sailors held hostage for nearly five years 'ate rats' to survive

The men – from China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia and Taiwan – were captured by Somali pirates in 2012.

British banker 'tortured woman for three days' before murder in Hong Kong

Rurik Jutting is accused of murdering two Indonesian women in his apartment.

Sea swimming and hula-hooping - a social life outside the pub

When going ‘out’ out just doesn’t cut it.

Gay cake row: Bakery loses appeal, is found to have 'directly discriminated' against activist

The long-running dispute has made it to Belfast’s Court of Appeal.

Staff threatened with baseball bat and gun during Dublin armed robbery

The men, aged between 38 and 45, are being questioned by officers.

'Micheál needs to stop with his spin' - Doherty hits out at FF leader over tax cut criticisms

Yesterday the Fianna Fáil leader claimed his party “succeeded in stopping many of the most damaging Fine Gael policies”.

Poll: What's your biggest fear about growing older? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What's your biggest fear about growing older?

A campaign is encouraging people to reach out to their neighbours.

Dart services are delayed by 45 mins after a fault stopped all trains moving

The fault has been fixed but services are now running behind schedule.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Irish shift workers struggle with poor diets, a lack of sleep and higher smoking rates

Safefood conducted the research which also found many workers skip meals and don’t get enough sleep.

'It's a squirm-a-thon for me': Bill Murray accepts America's top comedy award

After being handed the award, Murray gave it to a man in the first row of the audience and told the crowd to pass it around.

Five dead after small plane crashes at Malta airport

The airport said that emergency services were dispatched to the scene immediately.

Jet skier rescued after riding out to island and getting stuck

Their craft sank during the incident yesterday.

"The people behind us suddenly dropped": Witnesses describe Tayto Park stairs collapse

Nine people were taken to hospital over the incident.

'Some people are sore losers': Hillary Clinton hits out at Trump as election draws closer

Clinton’s comments come after Trump said he’d refuse to accept the outcome of the election if he lost.

Meet the Irish startups that are disrupting the business of death

These companies are trying to shake up the lucrative but slow-moving funeral industry.

French police on standby as migrants start evacuating Calais 'Jungle' camp Refugees This post contains videos

French police on standby as migrants start evacuating Calais 'Jungle' camp

Camp residents have begun arriving at designated spots to be bussed to French reception centres.

13 people die in tour bus crash in California

Authorities said it appeared the 1996 bus didn’t have seat belts and it is likely speeding played a role.

Boy (11) hit by truck a week ago dies from injuries in hospital

He was struck by the truck at Abbeylands South, Navan, last Sunday, 16 October.

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