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

An application by Chase (Cork Harbour Area for a Safe Environment) for the adjournment of an oral hearing into plans for an incinerator in Ringaskiddy has been refused.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is likely to vacate his position “within months” even if he is successfully re-elected, it has emerged.

Labour TD Willie Penrose has said the party has no mandate to go back into government.

Planning permission has been granted for a 400-bedroom student apartment complex on a site in Cork which was badly flooded in 2009.

Plans to turn former convent buildings into social housing have been thrown a lifeline after the Department of the Environment agreed to fund a feasibility study.

WORLD

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Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has made an embarrassing slip-up at his final rally before the big-prize primary contest in New York.

Four candles burned at the back of the altar as grandees from the golden age of British television paid their respects at the funeral of Ronnie Corbett.

SPORT

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This week, Peter McNamara has his say on the annihilation of Kilkenny's minor footballers, considers the defeat of the county's senior hurlers to Clare, and praises the Banner County's midfielder Colm Galvin and Mayo's U21 footballers.

Current Young Munster coach David Corkery was an outstanding international wing-forward who was a teammate of Anthony Foley when Munster first competed in the European Cup in 1995. He spoke to Charlie Mulqueen about what he calls the recent ‘catastrophic failure’ in the province...

BUSINESS

The value of shares in Netflix has fallen after the company reduced a new subscribers target. The streaming service says it is aiming to add about two million customers in the second quarter of this year.

The benefits for Irish consumers may be limited even as the price of crude oil fell yesterday, analysts said.

ANALYSIS

Talks between the two old enemies Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil convened again yesterday with a view to forming a government, writes Daniel McConnell

LIFESTYLE

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Katy Harrington and Heidi Scrimgeour discuss the impact that parents choosing a favourite child can have on a family

VIRAL

Members of the public in a Co Offaly town had a lucky escape after a driverless car ploughed onto the footpath yesterday morning.

Michael McMahon had the opportunity to take his little brother out flying recently and decided to film the whole thing as it was Robbie’s first flight.

TECHNOW

GAMING: The Batman games are coming back, with a HD Collection of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City planned for later this year.

MOVIES: We finally know why C-3PO's arm was red in The Force Awakens

TECH: Shazam now syncs your matches across all devices

SHOWBIZ

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Niall Horan and his One Direction bandmates spent a serious amount of cash in Dublin back in 2014.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Homeowners have been advised to watch their backsides during floods after a man in the Midleton area of Co Cork was bitten by a rat while sitting on the toilet.


Lifestyle

As Foo Fighters get ready to rock Dublin, Ed Power traces Dave Grohl’s journey from the wreckage of Nirvana to fronting another of the biggest rock bands on the planet. It’s a tale that also has a surprising Irish twistDavid Grohl: Playing through the pain ahead of Dublin gig

If you can fill a brown bin you can fill a compost heap, says Fiann Ó NualláinNo need to get in a heap about seasonal composting

Whether zipping through the air at 160kph, bouncing in a speedboat at 40 knots, or exploring the dream-like Italianate village of Portmeirion, North Wales is a revelation, and just a short ferry trip away.A weekend zipping through Wales

Kya deLongchamps says the top 1960s sideboards are as good an investment as the best of GeorgianWhy 1960s sideboards are as good an investment as the best of Georgian

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