Catch-up with what you've missed so far today with our lunchtime briefing

Good afternoon. Here’s all the news you need to know this lunchtime.

 

IRELAND

Four thousand workers at Apple in Cork were evacuated this morning following a security alert.  Staff later returned  to the Apple facility in Hollyhill and the Army bomb disposal unit have been stood down, according to Gardaí.

The US authorities are in breach of the landmark EU-US Open Skies deal  by delaying a licence to the airline planning the first transatlantic flights from Cork Airport.

The Government-shelved inter-city road project, the M20,  should be put before An Bord Pleanála again. Fine Gael’s Deputy Áine Collins believes Transport Initiative Ireland (TII) should be examining the planning process for the Cork-Limerick motorway.

Growing inequality means that the world’s 62 wealthiest people own as much as the poorest half  of the planet’s population — approximately 3.6 billion people — according to a new report from Oxfam.

Motorists are paying up to to €6 over the odds at the pump depending on where in the country  they fill their fuel tank, according to a survey by the AA.

A Former Fianna Fáil TD in Cork has confirmed he will not run in the  General Election.  Noel O'Flynn left Fianna Fáil this year, seemingly due to his dissatisfaction with party leader Micheál Martin.

WORLD

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Tens of thousands of Muslim women unable to speak English  are to be given the chance to learn the language in a new British Government drive to build community integration and counter extremism.

At least 20 people have been killed and 15 others injured in an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition  on a building used by police in the capital of Yemen, security officials said.

SPORT

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Michael Moynihan argues the case for Cork to be Munster’s permanent training base as it has a bigger population and an aiport in the county, unlike Limerick.

World number one Novak Djokovic says he felt “terrible”  when he was offered money to fix a match in 2006 and has denounced the practice as a “crime in sport”.

 

BUSINESS

French president Francois Hollande has declared “a state of economic emergency”  and said it is time to redefine France’s economic and social model.

Peter O’Dwyer casts an eye over the nominated firms in the emerging category in the Cork Company of The Year  Awards 2016.

ANALYSIS

Always give the impression did you’re on top of everything,  as PJ Mara did, writes Terry Prone

LIFESTYLE

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Sarah Knight tells Olivia Kelleher to be happier  and have more fun by living life in way that suits her

VIDEO

Four thousand workers at Apple in Cork were evacuated this morning following a security alert.  Staff later returned  to the Apple facility in Hollyhill and the Army bomb disposal unit have been stood down, according to Gardaí.

VIRAL

It’s important to have a healthy streak of skepticism and it seems this toddler  has cultivated hers early on.

Right in the middle of “Veganuary” – which, is it just us, or do a lot of people seem to be attempting this year?- restaurant chain Gourmet Burger Kitchen  are facing some criticism.

TECHNOW

GAMING: What do you do after making one of the most successful indie games of all time? If you're Braid creator Jonathan Blow,  you spend the next eight years building the followup - The Witness.

MOVIES: Netflix has a lot to come in 2016, including their own original series, returning favourites and renewed partnershuips. We've tracked down all the confirmed premiere dates to date for your information.  Check them out below.

TECH: Anyone who has been travelling of late may have encountered an unusual iPhone 6S bug,  which causes the battery percentage not to update.

SHOWBIZ

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Last night’s episode of  Rebellion has drawn a very mixed reaction from viewers.  While many fans have praised the show for its emotional drama, others have slated the series and RTE for it's historical inaccuracies.

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Michael Moynihan argues the case for Cork to be Munster’s permanent training base as it has a bigger population and an aiport in the county, unlike Limerick.


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