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Joanne Hunt Mon, Sep 23
 
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  • 08:57
    A warm, dry day, with sunny intervals in most places. Maximum temperatures 19 to 24C. Good morning, and welcome to Monday September 23rd.
  • 09:00
    Didn't expect to be ending September in shorts. It's the summer that just keeps giving. Joanne Hunt here on the Daily Wire, keeping you up to date until 5pm.
  • 09:06
    The headlines in today's Irish Times:
    Merkel sweeps in for third term as Chancellor.
    Golden years lose lustre as Bank of Ireland raises age for free banking.
    Dublin hold on to break Mayo hearts again.
  • 09:11
    'Oh, but it was a great day to be a Dub, on an afternoon when the entire country wanted the other team to win,' writes Miriam Lord. Read her take on yesterday's All-Ireland senior football final that left Mayo one point and 63 years from victory.  
  • 09:11
    martyb Sunny days .... happy days ....
  • 09:12
    You're not a Dubs fan by chance martyb?
  • 09:22
    'The pub talk beforehand was of a free-flowing classic. Instead the speed merchants and attackers on both sides ran down dark alleys and the athletes began to fall like flies.' Read Keith Duggan's take on yesterday's match.
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  • 09:34
    'And the Emmy goes to...
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  • 09:34
    martyb No not a Dub fan, follow most sports but the GAA is a sport that needs a review, far too much fouling and yellow card a joke.
  • 09:54

    "One in four A&E department attendances is alcohol-related' - chair of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland’s policy group on alcohol Prof Frank Murray gives his verdict on Arthur's Day in today's Irish Times.

  • 10:02
    Maybe there's one song victorious Dubs and vanquished Mayo fans can agree on this morning...
  • 10:02
  • 10:08
    In case you missed it, a great Arthur's Day ding dong on the radio this morning between Dr Stephen Stewart, specialist in liver disease and Peter O'Brien, Diageo's Corporate Relations Director in Western Europe. Listen here.
  • 10:22
    Gunfire and explosions sounded today from the Nairobi mall where militants have threatened to kill hostages on the third day of a raid in which at least 68 have already died.   Read more.
  • 10:23
  • 10:30

    The militants behind the Nairobi shopping centre siege are from Somalia’s al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group.

    Al Shabaab - the name means “The Lads” in Arabic - has thousands of Somali fighters but has also attracted foreigners to fight Western and African Union efforts to establish a stable government.

  • 10:33
    With the stocks of a major supermarket at their disposal, the gunmen could be in a position to hold on for a long time. Read more.
  • 10:34
    Pretty terrifying. Imagine that happening in Dundrum, or Mahon Point or The Crescent?
  • 10:42
  • 10:57
    Some 50,000 people are expected in Merrion Square this evening to greet Sam. Kicking off at 7pm, celebrations will include post-match analysis and interviews with the team, writes Tim O'Brien.
  • 11:02
    Anyone else a little underwhelmed by Downton Abbey last night? Slow pace, made even slower by all the ad breaks.
  • 11:09
    Some 9.5 million people tuned in to watch it. Bet the writers are delighted they decided to call that baby George.
  • 11:15
  • 11:23
    "Instructing women to be careful gets men off the hook," writes Una Mullally in today's Irish Times. 

    "The potential perpetrators of attacks are seldom asked to be as conscientious...So, women, be careful? How about men, don’t rape? Men, don’t murder your exes or partners. Men, don’t beat up your wives or girlfriends. Men, don’t assault someone you’ve just met that night. Men, don’t shout at women across the road just because you can. Men, stop hanging your threat of rape over dark streets."
  • 11:30

    Some pretty appalling coverage by some of the death of Elaine O'Hara, her reported use of internet dating sites pitched as something deviant.

    "Internet dating is not the slightly seedy underground it was generalised as in the early days of the web," writes Una Mullally today.

    "What isn’t internet dating now, when so much of our communication has migrated online – when we google potential suitors, trawl through their Facebook friends, see photos of them on holidays and on nights out, cross-reference their Twitter handles with their LinkedIn profiles, and email or text to arrange a drink before we’ve even spoken to the person in real life, never mind seen them face to face?"

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  • 12:05
    San Pellegrino Limonata or TK Red Lemonade? Conor Pope does the taste test so you don't have to.
  • 12:09

    Entertainer Rolf Harris appeared in court today charged with nine counts of indecent assault and four counts of making indecent images of a child.

    The 83-year-old is accused of assaulting two alleged victims, who were aged 14 and 15 at the time, between 1980 and 1986. Read more.

  • 12:13

    Allsop Space will bring 115 investment and residential properties to auction on October 15th.

    Investment properties up for auction include the 24-bedroom Grant’s Hotel, in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, which has a reserve range of € 350,000 - € 400,000; the 46-bedroom Hilamar Hotel in Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath, which has a reserve range of between € 285,000 - € 325,000.

    Residential properties include a four-bedroom house on Phoenix Hill in Dublin 8 with a reserve of €350,000; a mid-terrace house with sea views in Blackrock, Co. Dublin with a reserve of €250,000; and an entire residential estate of 14 houses in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, with a reserve of €400,000.

  • 12:14
    Allsop Space has also reaffirmed its pledge not to offer for sale any repossessed family homes at this or any future auction.
  • 12:20
    There's a party going on in Tara Street. And it's not at the Irish Times. On the balcony of the apartment block directly across from the news room, people seem to be drinking beer. They also look like they haven't been to bed. Some of them are now hugging. They are all wearing blue.
  • 12:22
  • 12:36

    A painting by Rolf Harris of the Queen appears to have gone missing. The BBC, who commissioned the painting, doesn't have it and the Palace says it doesn't have it either. Funny that.

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  • 12:48
    For those curious, here are some outfits from the red carpet at the Emmys. Pale and interesting is the new black it seems.
  • 12:55
    Not loving Heidi Klum's outfit. Sofia Vergara a knock out - but you'd have to be Sofia Vergara to wear it. Nice gúna and shoes on Jessica Pare too. (Plays Megan Draper in Mad Men).
  • 13:10
    Dan, what are you doing sneaking away from the desk? Bring us back some sunshine.
  • 13:10
    Or an ice cream.
  • 13:19

    A surgeon specialising in breast cancer is facing six allegations of professional misconduct after a patient in his care had a diagnosis of cancer delayed by 10 months and subsequently died.

    Chairman of the inquiry, Dr Michael Ryan, said the committee had agreed to “anonymise” the doctor in the case after hearing “compelling evidence” in private for not naming him. Fiona Gartland reports.

  • 13:24
    “I am very satisfied and give my highest respect to what Ireland has done in the last years,” Angela Merkel has said. “This will be important for Ireland. But my European strategy will not change on this point.” She's not for turning.  Read Derek Scally's report.
  • 13:27
  • 13:30
    The party on the balcony across the road is ongoing by the way.
  • 13:36
    The last article by former Irish Times agriculture correspondent Seán Mac Connell was a preview of the ploughing championships. Here, he explains why 'the Ploughing' holds so much appeal to so many walks of life.
  • 13:38
    Simon checks out the news stands across the pond.
  • 13:42
    Two gunmen have been killed in a fresh assault on the Nairobi shopping mall siege by government troops. Militants from al Shabaab group threaten to kill hostages. Read more.
  • 13:49
    I like the way Lena Dunham just does her own thing on the Emmys red carpet.
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  • 14:37
    "When I joined the Financial Times in the 1980s, there was no kissing at all. Then, at some regrettable point about 15 years ago, journalists started kissing on both cheeks – but only people who they liked and had not seen for a while." Lucy Kellaway talks 'greeting hell' in today's Irish Times.
  • 14:40
    Go Madeleine.
  • 14:42
    Let the mud slinging begin.
  • 14:51
    A new book says men should do half the housework and childcare, and let women go out to work. Are we all ready for this? Read Anthea McTiernan's piece in Saturday's Irish Times on 50/50 - the equal couples.
  • 14:57
    The board of the FAI is set to meet, most likely later today, in order to weigh up where its search for a successor to Giovanni Trapattoni stands, writes Emmet Malone.
  • 14:59
  • 15:05
    Some giggles to be had at #celtictigernostalgia today.
  • 15:17
    "The world is defrosting” and human actions are changing the planet in ways “unprecedented in hundreds of thousands of years" writes John Gibbons of the findings of a forthcoming report on climate change. Scary stuff.
  • 15:18
    Aisling Lena Dunham is hardly doing her own thing - she is dressed in Prada. It doesn't matter anyway she always looks dreadful. I'm at a loss as to how anyone admires her. This is what hipsters have done to us!
  • 15:20
  • 15:30
    Ah here, it's 23 degrees out there now. What's the story?
  • 15:30
  • 15:31
    Some people sunning themselves in Portmarnock right now. As. I. type.
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  • 16:03
    Cabinet Secretary of the government of Kenya tweets.
  • 16:08
    Kenya's Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government in The Office of the President has the latest on the Nairobi shopping centre siege.
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  • 16:11

    A man has died after a stabbing incident near Smithfield in central Dublin this afternoon.

    Gardai were called to the scene at Ormond Square off the Liffey quays in Dublin 7 shortly after 2.30pm. The man is understood to have received several stab wounds.

    Emergency services are attending the scene.

  • 16:18
  • 16:23

    Irish children are less likely to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol or take cannabis than in the late 1990s, a study found.

    The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Ireland survey found 12 per cent of Irish children were smoking in 2010 compared to 21 per cent in 1998.

    Another 28 per cent reported they had been drunk, down from 29 per cent, and 8 per cent admitted to using cannabis, a fall from 10 per cent. Read more.

  • 16:26
    And there's that ubiquitous picture of Jim Larkin on those posters too.
  • 16:31
  • 16:31
    Use of Martin Luther King quote on UVF mural ‘perverse’.

  • 16:35
  • 16:46
    It's going to be a lovely night weather-wise for the Dubs celebration event in Merrion Square. But what care Mayo, on a fine evening like this, everyone's probably gone for a surf.
  • 16:57
    Right, that's it from the Daily Wire for today, thanks for stopping by. We're back tomorrow at 9am. You can stay up to date tonight on IrishTimes.com and @IrishTimesLive.
  • 16:58
    It will be mainly dry tonight, with clear spells. A mild night with lowest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees in light southeast breezes.