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Monday 31 August, 2015

From The42 6 big talking points on the day Joe Schmidt submitted his Rugby World Cup squad Opinion

6 big talking points on the day Joe Schmidt submitted his Rugby World Cup squad

Bolters, no third nine and Ulster’s record try-scorer left out. Joe Schmidt made some controversial calls today.

Children detained in special care unit forced to urinate on floor

One young person who spoke to inspectors described not being allowed access to a toilet as ‘disgusting’.

Another huge blast rocks chemical factory in China

No injuries have been reported as of yet.

From The42 We’ll Leave it There So: Trimble set to miss out, Man United players depart and all today’s sport Monday

We’ll Leave it There So: Trimble set to miss out, Man United players depart and all today’s sport

Meanwhile, public tickets for the All-Ireland semi-final replay have already sold out.

Poll: Will you tune in to watch Daniel O’Donnell on ‘Strictly’? Your Say This post contains a poll

Is this the only man who can stop Donald Trump?

Ben Carson is neck-and-neck with Trump in the latest poll.

Irish nanny won’t be prosecuted in Boston baby death case

Brady McCarthy had been released on bail while the finding was being reviewed.

Irish Water issues bill to woman for dead husband’s water usage

The woman was “devastated” by the experience.

Shoe found in search for missing Japanese couple

A man’s body was found yesterday.

Peter Robinson is back from his holidays and he’s taking aim at the UUP

The first minister’s back on the scene – and he’s had a thing or two to say about the raging IRA debate.

International concert pianist killed at her UK home

A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

From The42 Trimble to miss out on World Cup as Schmidt includes Furlong and Cave Big Calls

Trimble to miss out on World Cup as Schmidt includes Furlong and Cave

The42 understands that Ireland have opted for three tighthead props and only two scrum-halves.

Putin hits the gym, brings along a professional photographer Gym Swag This post contains images

Putin hits the gym, brings along a professional photographer

In Soviet Russia, iron pumps you.

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

“Today the world lost a great man”: Tributes to master of horror cinema Wes Craven RIP

“Today the world lost a great man”: Tributes to master of horror cinema Wes Craven

Craven passed away at his home in Los Angeles after a battle with brain cancer. He was 76 years old.

From Business ETC This smartphone chip could be a big help in the fight against bad apps Instant Action

This smartphone chip could be a big help in the fight against bad apps

Malware can end up accessing other parts of your phone without your knowledge, but a new chip from Qualcomm could change that.

‘Yeah but your skirt was really short and you were quite drunk’

Fiona Looney has opened up about being the victim of sexual assault.

Trouble for Shatter as Olivia Mitchell to declare she WON’T run again

The former justice minister faces an uphill battle to secure Fine Gael members’ support in his own constituency.

Body found in search for man who went missing during triathlon swim

Paul Gallihawk was competing in his first triathlon.

Martin King gives a ‘homeless broadcast’ for Ireland

The broadcaster was appearing in a video for the Simon Community to accompany their pre-budget submission.

‘Abandoned’ islanders slam scrapping of plane service

The decision has caused deep concern among residents of the three remote islands.

From The42 Looking for something to do this week? Here’s your complete fitness events guide for the next 7 days Race Dates

Looking for something to do this week? Here’s your complete fitness events guide for the next 7 days

The most comprehensive events calendar you could ever wish for.

Islamic State posts video of men being strung up and burnt alive Is

Islamic State posts video of men being strung up and burnt alive

The men were identified as Shiite fighters.

From Business ETC So what can you expect at Apple’s big iPhone event? Quite a bit… Rumours

So what can you expect at Apple’s big iPhone event? Quite a bit…

The focus will be on its smartphones, but Apple may shine a spotlight on some of its other products next week.

McDonald’s just confirmed a Ballymaloe relish and kale Irish artisan burger Mcnotions This post contains a poll

“The stereotype of overdose is a person with a needle in their arm”

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day.

Farmers from Cork invented Irish dancing to kill mice* Historical Lies This post contains videos

Farmers from Cork invented Irish dancing to kill mice*

*According to a new John Oliver book.

“A scumbag”: Alan Kelly had a thing or two to say about that threatening package

The army bomb squad was called out to deal with a package delivered to the minister’s constituency office on Friday.

See ya Australia and au revoir France, Ireland has a new favourite winemaker

We have all the figures for what local drinkers were sipping last year.

Poll: Do you eat breakfast every day? Sponsored This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you eat breakfast every day?

Meal of champions, you say?

The most litter-strewn town in Ireland is…

The Irish Business Against Litter has said that litter blackspots in Dublin and Cork have been improving.

Family struggling with costs after son (20) breaks his back diving into Ibiza pool

Sean Paul McCabe’s family say he broke his back in two places.