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Aoife Carr Tue, Feb 11
 
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  • 08:30
    Good morning. I'm Aoife Carr and I'll be with you on the Daily Wire today.
  • 08:32


  • 08:38
    Carl O'Brien reports today that  US multinationals reported paying tax rates of 2.2 per cent in Ireland during 2011. Read the full story here
  • 08:49
    It's a cold one out there this morning. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times
    It's a cold one out there this morning. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times
  • 08:52

    Met Éireann  is forecasting snow in several parts of the country today including the midlands north and west. There's a Status Orange national weather warning in place with temperatures reaching 2 and 5 degress "at best". So no sign of Spring just yet.

  • 09:05
    Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has challenged the Garda Ombudsman Commission's account of suspected bugging at its offices and demanded a clarification. He has also accused GSOC of implying there was Garda complicity in the incident  
  • 09:27

    It's a form of torture and becoming increasingly common. Lack of sleep can cause crankiness, memory loss, aggression, depression and weight gain while severe sleep deprivation leads to impaired judgment, excessive risk-taking and fatal car crashes.

    One in five people in Ireland suffers from insomnia at some stage in their life so if you're included in that number check out advice in our  health supplement on how to put bad habits to bed. Dr  John Faul explains why so few people get the sleep hours they need and Paula Mee gives some diet tips to help head off problems nodding off later on.    

     

  • 09:34
    <span>Nice shot by our photographer Bryan O'Brien this morning in Waterford. A view of the old bridge over the Suir. </span>
    Nice shot by our photographer Bryan O'Brien this morning in Waterford. A view of the old bridge over the Suir.
  • 09:52
    The Anglo trial continues today. Ruadhan Mac Cormaic, Tom Lyons, Fiona Gartland and Steven Carroll will provide full coverage throughout the day. Sean Quinn told the court yesterday he initially thought Anglo was a "marvellous company".
  • 10:14
    Get the insult right. A newspaper correction to savour.
  • 10:16


  • 10:24
    22 Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed yesterday when their teacher unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives. Full story here
  • 10:38
    The weather continues its unpredictable pattern with reports that higher than expected temperatures are causing problems at the Winter Olympics.   It was thought that today’s men’s snowboard halfpipe, in which Ireland’s Seamus O’Connor will compete, may have been delayed due to poor conditions, but the first qualification run is still scheduled for 2pm local time. More here
  • 10:48
    <p>Shirley Temple, former Hollywood child star, has died in California at the age of 85 according to a family spokeswoman. Photograph: Getty Images</p>

    Shirley Temple, former Hollywood child star, has died in California at the age of 85 according to a family spokeswoman. Photograph: Getty Images

  • 11:21

    Shirley Temple was 3 when her mother put her in dance school, where a talent scout spotted her and got her in "Baby Burlesk," a series of short movies with child actors spoofing adult films.

    Film studio executives took notice and in 1934 she appeared in the film "Stand Up and Cheer" and her song and dance number, "Baby Take a Bow," stole the show. Films such as "Little Miss Marker" and "Bright Eyes" - which featured her signature song "On the Good Ship Lollipop" - and in 1935 she received a special Oscar for her "outstanding contribution to screen entertainment." She made some 40 films, including "The Little Colonel," "Poor Little Rich Girl," "Heidi" and "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm," in 10 years, starring with big-name actors like Randolph Scott, Lionel Barrymore and Jimmy Durante.



    Temple said she was about 8 when adoring crowds shouting their love for her made her realize she was famous. "I wondered why," she recalled. "I asked my mother and she said, 'Because your films make them happy.'" She was such a money-maker that her mother - who would always tell her "Sparkle, Shirley!" before she appeared before an audience - and studio officials shaved a year off her age to maintain her child image.


    Her child career came to an end at age 12. She tried a few roles as a teenager - including opposite future president Ronald Reagan in "That Hagen Girl" - but retired from the screen in 1949 at age 21.

  • 11:25
    Read our live updates from the Anglo trial here  
  • 11:30

    I think we'll take a bit of On the Good Ship Lollipop



  • 11:48
    How to talk to teenagers about sex. Peter McGuire says they  want more information about sex and relationships, and it’s up to parents and teachers to find a way to give it to them.
  • 12:20
    With the megaphone comes a duty to protect freedom of expression. Fintan O'Toole on why he doesn't sue.
  • 12:34
    Sean Quinn jnr with his sister Colette Quinn to his left arriving for today’s sitting in the Anglo Irish Bank trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times
    Sean Quinn jnr with his sister Colette Quinn to his left arriving for today’s sitting in the Anglo Irish Bank trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times
  • 12:55

    Nice to see you, to see you nice: Virgin Atlantic staff to use Google Glass  to provide a more personalised service to first class passengers.

  • 12:58
    Seamus O’Connor advances to the semi-finals of the half-pipe in Sochi. Photograph: David Davies/PA
    Seamus O’Connor advances to the semi-finals of the half-pipe in Sochi. Photograph: David Davies/PA
  • 13:00

    Malachy Clerkin reports from Sochi on Irish snowboarder Seamus O’Connor's qualification for the semi-final of the half-pipe event this morning.

    He finished eighth in the first heat. In tough conditions on a half-pipe course that has drawn a lot of complaints from riders, his second-run score of 71.5 was enough to take him through.

  • 13:03


  • 13:06
    Ministers call for clarity and facts over GSOC spy claim.  Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said this morning that calm was needed in relation to the issue and said 24-hours after the event was too soon to be calling for a public inquiry. Dan Griffin reports.
  • 13:23
    Friday marks the 33rd anniversary of the Stardust fire in which 48 young people died. No one has ever been charged in relation to the disaster and no cause has ever been established. Gardai have now opened a criminal investigation into alleged perjury by several witnesses at the 1981 tribunal into the fire. Conor Lally and Kitty Holland report.
  • 14:18
    Businessman Sean Reilly said he was asked by Pat Whelan and David Drumm of Anglo Irish Bank to consider borrowing €60 million to buy shares in the bank in July 2008, the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank directors William McAteer, Mr Whelan and Sean FitzPatrick heard this morning. Fiona Gartland reports from Court 19.
  • 14:27
    Stunning picture taken by Val Robus of the old school house near Ben Belbun in Sligo today.
    Stunning picture taken by Val Robus of the old school house near Ben Belbun in Sligo today.
  • 14:49
  • 15:00
    A Los Angeles newscaster has apologised to actor Samuel L Jackson for confusing him with Laurence Fishburne.
    KTLA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin was interviewing Jackson about the forthcoming film Robocop when he asked the actor if he had received a lot of reaction to his Super Bowl commercial.
    When Jackson asked: “What Super Bowl commercial?” Rubin began to apologise, but it was  too late.
  • 15:23
    China and Taiwan are holding their highest-level official talks since they split at the end of a brutal civil war in 1949, in an effort to improve relations and economic links between the two rivals. Clifford Coonan reports.
  • 15:36
    Snow is falling in Dublin city centre and it feels bitterly cold. Temperatures will fall  close to zero tonight.  Met Éireann's Status Orange national weather warning remains in place. Take care out there.
  • 15:51
    <p>A World War Two memorial of mass killings on the banks of the Danube River in Budapest today. Photograph: Reuters</p>

    A World War Two memorial of mass killings on the banks of the Danube River in Budapest today. Photograph: Reuters

  • 15:53

    Hungary's main Jewish group have voted to boycott official Holocaust commemorations this year unless they more clearly show the role of local citizens in the Nazi deportation and killing of Hungarian Jews.


    The Hungarian Jewish Congregations' Association (Mazsihisz) decided to stay away from events marking the 70th anniversary of June 1944, when 437,000 Jews were sent to Nazi death camps within weeks, and set conditions for a change of position.
    In total, about half a million Jews perished before the Budapest ghetto was liberated in 1945.

  • 16:00
    Consumer confidence is at an "exceptionally high level" according to the  Consumer Market Monitor from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and the Marketing Institute of Ireland. Read why here
  • 16:26
    Donald Trump has bought Doonbeg golf resort in Co Clare in a deal worth €15m. Eoin Burke-Kennedy  has the story