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David Cochrane Thu, Feb 6
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  • 10:04
    We're here! We're here.

    Well, I say we, but it should be I. Conor Pope is my name and I am looking after your rolling news needs today. I would have been here earlier but spent the last two hours banging my head off my desk after hearing that Garth Brooks has added a fifth date to his Croker residency.

    Will the madness ever end?
  • 10:04
    New York City mayor Bill de Blasio is boycotting the annual St Patrick’s Day parade in Manhattan next month over the exclusion of gay and lesbian groups breaking a long-standing mayoral tradition.

    The recently elected mayor said he would not march in the parade due to the event’s prohibition on public displays of gay pride, making him the first New York mayor in two decades not to participate.

    “I will be participating in a number of other events to honour the Irish heritage of this city and the contribution of Irish-Americans, but I simply disagree with the organisers of that parade in their exclusion of some individuals in this city,” he said.

  • 10:04
    Elizabeth Hurley is taking legal action after “ludicrously silly stories” alleging she had an affair with former US president Bill Clinton were published.

    The claims emerged online in the US yesterday.

    “Ludicrously silly stories about me & Bill Clinton. Totally untrue. In the hands of my lawyers. Yawn,” Hurley told Twitter yesterday.

    Her lawyers were more severe, "These allegations are completely false and defamatory. They were also published without any evidence whatsoever. As such, our client is considering legal action against any parties who have published or otherwise repeated the allegations.”

    So, to be clear, she did not have sexual relations with that man.
  • 10:04
    Oh Garth, Garth, Garth.

    Five in a row?


    His fourth concert sold out this morning.
  • 10:06
    The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission is to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in Galway last night.

    The man was driving through the city when he was stopped by a patrol car at approximately 6pm. He got out of his car and jumped into the river at O'Brien's Bridge.

    His body was recovered by the coast guard about two hours later from the Docks two hours later.
  • 10:09
    The Saturday Night Show in which presenter Brendan O’Connor apologised to John Waters, Breda O’Brien and some members of the Iona Institute has been the subject of 330 emails and letters to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI).

    Complaints relate to four main elements, the regulator says.

    These are: the apology in relation to comments made during the January 11th edition; reports of RTÉ’s payment of compensation in respect of the comments; the re-editing of the original programme on the RTÉ Player; and reference to the role of Waters as a member of the Authority. Waters, a columnist for The Irish Times, resigned from the BAI on January 23rd.
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    And then there was....



  • 10:44

    Day two of the Anglo trial starts in court 19 of the Courts of Criminal Justice.

    The three former directors are seated closely together in the dock. Sean Fitzpatrick is wearing a charcoal grey suit, white shirt with a blue pinstripe and a bright red tie.  

    Willie McAteer is wearing a darker suit, white shirt and a pastel pink tie. Pat Whelan, the youngest of the three accused, is dressed in a dark suit and a light blue shirt with the top button open and no tie.


  • 10:48

    The ECB is meeting today....  

    They might lower rates.

    Fingers crossed.  

  • 10:54

  • 11:49
    Conor has been sent away to write something for tomorrow's Irish Times, so this is David Cochrane taking over for Conor until later this afternoon.
  • 12:05

    O'Briens purchase of eight Global Radio stations follows an earlier announcement this week that O'Brien had invested in Aggrego, a Chicago Sun-Times venture around hyper-local websites.

    Aggrego began hiring 'Community Managers' in Ireland last November, to oversee "local news websites" - it was unclear at the time who was behind the venture in Ireland. Well we know now!

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  • 13:16

    Family and friends of an 18-year-old Irish student who went missing in London on Tuesday night are becoming increasingly concerned about his whereabouts.

    >  Concern grows for Irish teenager missing in London

  • 13:17

    Our Gerry Thornley has twittered his first tweet...

  • 14:18

    Extraordinary story coming out of California where an on-duty police officer arrested an on-duty fireman for not moving his truck at the request of the police officer. Both were on the scene of a car crash.

    The fireman was treating a number of victims at the time.

  • 14:20