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No bust-ups reported in Malahide and David Dimbleby gets a tattoo - at the age of 75

Eoin Burke-Kennedy Tue, Nov 12
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  • 09:18
    "Stop this madness", "get off your ivory tower" - two of the phrases used by Philippine's climate envoy Nadereve 'Yeb' Sano.

    His comments - directed at people who continue to deny the reality of climate change and delivered as part an emotional address to the opening session of the UN's climate change conference in Warsaw yesterday - come in the wake of the devastation of Super Typhoon Haiyan.

    The Philippines government today raised the official death toll from the typhoon disaster to 1,744 people, but the final number is expected to rise significantly, to well over 10,000.

    The world is witnessing a greater number of extreme weather events - hurricanes, typhoons, tornados - and the number of experts linking these events to warmer sea temperatures is growing stronger.
  • 09:32
    I'm Eoin Burke-Kennedy, and I'll be steering the news wagon today.

    The tone of the warnings coming out of Supervalu and Axa regarding the data security breach linked to their leisure breaks loyalty scheme reveal the seriousness of the breach. Both companies now say it was part of a sophisticated criminal attack

    Supervalu says there is a "high risk" that payment details of affected customers have been accessed by an unauthorised third party.

    The breach affects 62,500 customers   who paid for Supervalu Getaway Breaks between January 2011 and February 2012.

    Axa also confirmed yesterday it was also a victim of the attack with some 8,000 customers affected.

    Loyaltybuild, the firm which manages the Getaway Breaks programme, advised the Data Protection Commissioner and Supervalu that the security breach of its system, originally reported on November 4th, was “more extensive than it first anticipated”.
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  • 10:18
    In case you missed it yesterday. The director of Brad Pitt's new movie has offered his heartfelt apologies after filming Nazi war scenes in an English village on Remembrance Day. US film-maker David Ayer staged pre-dawn explosions and had extras act out battle scenes dressed as Nazis as the rest of the UK prepared to honour the nation's war dead.

    The team behind the film, Fury, were said to have refused to stop filming over the weekend, despite a plea from nearby Watlington parish council.
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  • 10:41
    Maybe it's just me but I like eating in airports. I mean the big ones, mind you. Not the regional outposts when there's one vending machine dispensing Pringles at €3 a pop.

    On that note, celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal has just announced he is to launch a restaurant at Heathrow airport. His latest venture will be at airport's new £2.5 billion Terminal 2 which opens in June 2014.

    The menu will feature some of Britain’s favourite meals inspired by the chef’s In Search Of Perfection TV series.

    Blumenthal said: “This is an incredible project. There are so many different elements to consider when people are travelling.
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  • 10:52
    I wonder how it's going out in Malahide with O'Neill and Keane taking their first training session. No walkouts yet. Oh hold on, maybe it hasn't started yet.
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  • 11:28
    What? David Dimbleby gets a tat? Yes it's true. Veteran British broadcaster David Dimbleby has revealed that he has got his first tattoo — at the age of 75.

    The Question Time presenter said he had a “modest” image of a scorpion tattooed on his right shoulder.

     “You are only old once. I have always wanted a tattoo. I thought I might as well have it done now. It’s a dream come true for me,” he said.
    Dimbleby, who has been presenting the BBC’s general election coverage since 1979, got the tattoo while making the maritime series Britain And The Sea, set for broadcast later this month.

    The commentator and presenter was offered the chance to have his own piece of body art while looking at how tattoos were introduced to the UK as a result of Captain Cook’s South Seas adventures.

    He turned down the offer, thinking he was too old, and had a mark put on his body in black pencil instead. But Dimbleby told the Radio Times: “When I saw it in a preview of the film I thought ‘That’s a bit feeble.‘ I thought it was wimpish having it just drawn on and I needed to man up.”
  • 12:02
    What a story. Hailed as countercultural heroes in Iran, they were a few musicians among many in Brooklyn, working day and night to stay afloat, playing in basements and lofts until they scored better gigs. And then, suddenly, in the early hours of yesterday morning, two of them and another musician were dead - shot by another Iranian musician who then killed himself.
  • 12:17
    Germany is to start publishing an online list of works that were discovered in a huge art stash found in a Munich flat last year and believed for the most part to have been stolen or extorted by the Nazis.
  • 13:33
    Roy Keane wasted little time making his presence felt as new assistant manager, according to our report on the Republic of Ireland's first formal training session under the new management team. Read full report
  • 13:38
    New boys?
    New boys?
  • 14:11
    A Garda investigation is to be carried out after the company at the centre of a security breach which has seen the financial data of over 70,000 Supervalu and Axa Insurance customers compromised lodged a formal complaint. Read full report.
  • 14:15
    Unsurprisingly, Roy Keane's return to the fray is proving irresistible to our readers. The report from the team's his first training session soared to the top of our most read charts within minutes and the team has yet to play a match. The Cork man's travails  never ceases to interest.
  • 14:48
    A stunt double for Angelina Jolie had her phone hacked by a private eye working for a Rupert Murdoch British tabloid to gain information about the actress’s relationship with Brad Pitt, the phone hacking trial in London heard today.

    Eunice Huthart, who was also a good friend of the actress, was targeted by the News of the World paper in 2005 and 2006 when there was huge media interest in the Hollywood stars’ relationship, prosecutors told the Old Bailey court in London.

    Read full report.
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    What started out as a routine investigation after unexplained code was found on a computer in a Clare-based company processing financial data of over 70,000 Supervalu and Axa customers has taken a sinister twist . Read Conor Pope's take on the data protection story.
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  • 15:40
    Astronaut Chris Hadfield ejected dirty underwear into Space. Now that's a Space fact you'll probably always remember. He told US chatshow host Conan O'Brien that his dirty laundry was placed in a capsule which was then ejected and burnt up in the Earth's atmosphere.

  • 15:58
    The Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) has said it is seriously concerned for the wellbeing of swans and other wildlife following a suspected diesel spillage at a pond in the Stardust Memorial Park in Coolock.

    A number of swans have been removed and are said to be badly contaminated by the substance with vets now working to see whether they have ingested any of it.

    Dublin City Council has a crew at the site and it is believed they have located the source of the suspected fuel.
  • 16:12
    Survivors walk over a collapsed bridge in an area devastated by Typhoon Haiyan
    Survivors walk over a collapsed bridge in an area devastated by Typhoon Haiyan
  • 16:17
    The jury in the €52 million theft and fraud trial of former solicitor Thomas Byrne has failed to reach a verdict and has risen for the night. Deliberations will resume at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court tomorrow.
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    Did the Nazis steal the most valuable price of art in the world? The Guardian has a piece on the extraordinary tale of the Nazi art thieves believed to have stashed the world's most famous painting in an alpine salt mine.
  • 16:52
    Apparently the House of Commons campus in London was closed for about two hours today as a result of security alert, which - wait for it - turned out to be centred on a guy carrying a bottle of cologne in the shape of a grenade.
  • 16:58
    More from the phone hacking trial in London: the grandmother who found herself at the centre of a Wayne Rooney sex scandal has testified that she did not sleep with the footballer, but told him to get out of the massage parlour before he destroyed his career. The Old Bailey has also heard on Tuesday how Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator who has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to hack phones, had targeted Rooney.
  • 17:09
    That's about it from me, folks. We'll be here again in the morning.