Tuesday 17 October 2017

While you were sleeping - all the stories you may have missed overnight

Donald Trump speaks about the results of the Michigan, Mississippi and other primary elections during a news conference held at his Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida. Photo: Reuters
Donald Trump speaks about the results of the Michigan, Mississippi and other primary elections during a news conference held at his Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida. Photo: Reuters
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'Leaving Cert teens opt for construction courses' is the lead story from the Irish Independent this morning which reports that college courses linked to constrcution have seen a major jump in CAO applicants this year.

An off-lead in The Irish Times also covers this topic with the line 'Rise in CAO applicants linked to recovery' as it reports that a record 76,000 people have applied to the CAO this year.

Read more: Going to college: There are opportunities outside the CAO

'Subsidies could see Irish Water bills rise to €350' is a front page piece from the Irish Examiner today as the story examines how middle-income earners could see their water bills hiked if imminent government formation talks result in new subsidies for vulnerable people.

Kelly Smyth walks with her buggy as the remains of Vinnie Ryan are carried to the Church of the Holy Trinity in Donaghmede, Dublin
Kelly Smyth walks with her buggy as the remains of Vinnie Ryan are carried to the Church of the Holy Trinity in Donaghmede, Dublin

The Herald leads with the funeral of gangland victim Vincent 'Vinnie' Ryan and the line 'Guns and Roses' as the 25-year-old man was laid to rest in a paramilitary-style funeral yesterday.

Read more: 'We had the perfect little family and so much plans for the future' - partner of Vincent Ryan

'Final walk with dad' is the headline from the Irish Daily Mirror on this story as it reports that Mr Ryan's heartbroken partner Kelly Smyth pushed their six week old daughter beside the slain dissident's coffin.

The Irish Daily Star cover the sentencing of 'Love/Hate' star Stephen Clinch on their front page as the actor was jailed for four and a half years for carrying out a €50,000 armed robbery.

Sir George Martin with Beatles members recording Free As A Bird in 1995
Sir George Martin with Beatles members recording Free As A Bird in 1995

Read more: 'Love/Hate' actor gets four years in jail for robbery

In world news, Sir George Martin, the record producer known as the "Fifth Beatle", has died aged 90, Ringo Starr has said on Twitter.

Sir George helped the Beatles achieve global success as the head of the Parlophone record label after hearing their demo tape in 1962.

Thomas O'Flaherty (27) from Kilmore Quay in Wexford
Thomas O'Flaherty (27) from Kilmore Quay in Wexford

An Islamic State commander described by the Pentagon as the group's "minister of war" was likely killed in a U.S. air strike in Syria.

Abu Omar al-Shishani, also known as Omar the Chechen, ranked among America's most wanted militants under a U.S. program that offered up to $5 million for information to help remove him from the battlefield.

Read more: Islamic State 'minister of war' may have been killed in Syria air strike

Socialist Bernie Sanders has breathed new life into his long-shot White House bid with a crucial win in Michigan's presidential primary, chipping away at Hillary Clinton's dominance in the Democratic race.

Meanwhile Republican front-runner Donald Trump swept to victory in Mississippi and Michigan, deepening his grip on his party's nominating contest despite fierce efforts to blunt his momentum.

Read more: Hillary Clinton feels the Bern as Sanders snatches surprise Michigan win

And, a 27-year-old Irishman man is in 'the fight of his life' after being seriously injured in a head-on collision between a car and a lorry in Australia.

Thomas O'Flaherty was alone in his car when it was in collision with a lorry during a journey from Sydney to Brisbane, last Thursday.

Read more: Irishman in 'fight for life' after head-on collision in Australia

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