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.


Dublin Rathdown TD Shane Ross has said it is unlikely the Dáil will vote on electing Enda Kenny as Taoiseach this week.

The head of the Construction Industry Federation Tom Parlon has said that fixing the housing crisis needs a lot more than just building the required amount of homes.

Workers at the Intel plants in Kildare, Cork and Shannon may hear as early as today whether they are among the employees to be laid off by the tech giant.

Only one in three secondary schools is carrying out classroom tests as part of the revamped Junior Cert.

Almost 100 death-defying adrenaline junkies took part in a 160 ft charity bungee jump in Bishopstown this weekend, raising much-needed funds for a sick child’s transatlantic operation

The Macroom home of Nóirín McAuliffe for some 40 years is gutted from front to back, the eaveshoot drooping sadly, melted by the fierce heat of the fire which swept through the property early yesterday, the same blaze that turned the satellite dish to the colour of rust.


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

Syrian rebels and government forces have shelled each other's neighbourhoods in Aleppo, leaving at least nine dead and scores wounded on both sides.

A seven-month-old baby has been rescued from the rubble of a building that collapsed in Kenya three and a half days ago, a hospital official said.

The latest breast cancer research could lead to more personalised care for patients and help further understanding of the causes of the disease, scientists said.


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

Leicester have dominated the headlines with Claudio Ranieri guiding the team to the Premier League title. We looked at the men who won the historic title for the Foxes with, giving them marks out of 10.

The Clare hurling management’s treatment of Paul Flanagan’s recent concussion has been commended by the GAA’s medical, scientific and welfare committee chairman Ger Ryan.

Niall Horan is set to play at this year’s Irish Open, amongst a host of other stars.


New car registrations went up 10% in April, when compared to the same month last year. Over 10,400 new cars were registered.

The European Union has trimmed its economic growth forecasts for the 19 countries that share the euro, saying the recovery could be held back by a likely rise in the price of oil and the common currency.


Frank Mullen, an ex-garda, wants vindication from wild accusations over the last 10 years, writes Michael Clifford.


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

Actor and model Darren may not be a household name just yet, but he is certainly causing quite a stir on Instagram writes Joanna Kiernan.


Aisling Griffin entered a Cork radio station’s Pay Your Thrills competition on the radio which resulted in a heartwarming moment at Cork Airport over the weekend.

Ever been disappointed you couldn’t combine your love of dance with a career in the police? If, for some reason, yes, then this recruitment video from the New Zealand Police Department id for you.


GAMING: Overwatch is a pretty big deal. It's a new online multiplayer shooter which comes from Blizzard - yep the company behind World of Warcraft.

MOVIES: Deadpool was pretty much the most entertaining time we've had at the cinema all year, and we can't wait to see it again on home video.

TECH: The UK’s first virtual reality rollercoaster, Galactica, came to a halt yesterday leaving passengers stranded high above the ground for around 30 minutes.


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

Busted have dropped their first song in 12 years – and it might be called Coming Home, but it has a very different vibe to their old music.


Kieran Shannon discusses how Cork goalkeeper Anthony Casey shows why last man standing is also the bravest.


After separating from my husband of 15 years I was worried about how to meet someone new. In fact, on the dating apps I signed up to, I’ve had an overwhelming number of replies — but only from sexually enthusiastic younger men.Sex File: Dating a younger man is socially acceptable

Their paths first crossed in the classroom 13 years ago for childhood sweethearts Emma Murphy and Kevin Leahy.Wedding of the Week: Lessons in love started in the classroom for childhood sweethearts

“This podcast features something never previously heard — anywhere, from anyone — the confession tape of an Irish serial killer.'Podcast Corner: Chilling story of an Irish serial killer

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