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

Gardaí investigating the shooting of an innocent young woman in a house in Cork city yesterday have recovered a firearm.

The garda ombudsman raised questions about the independence of the Guerin inquiry, and separately tried to get the probe to extend its timeframe to complete its work.

Enda Kenny should not appoint Independent Alliance TD John Halligan as a Junior Minister if he does not pay his water charges, according to Labour's Alan Kelly.

The Junior Health Minister Finian McGrath says he stands by his comments on smoking, but will support Government policy on it.

The centre of the Star Wars universe will shifting south today. Its top stars and crew are due to land at Cork Airport this afternoon as production moves from Malin in Co Donegal to West Cork and Kerry for the next 10 days.

Pharmacists have expressed concerns over plans by GPs to dispense medicine directly to patients.

WORLD 

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Boris Johnson faced a furious political backlash after he compared European Union efforts to build a federal super state to Hitler’s plans to dominate the continent.

Philippines' President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has said he aims to bring back death by hanging.

SPORT

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Manchester United teenager Marcus Rashford has been included in Roy Hodgson's 26-man squad for England's Euro 2016 preparation matches.

Champions Sixmilebridge suffered their first Clare SHC defeat in two years when losing to Crusheen (1-14 to 0-16) at Cusack Park on Saturday evening.

BUSINESS

Irish whiskey producers may hit their target of doubling export sales much sooner than their planned 2020 date, if the UK votes them out of the EU on June 23.

Ray Ryan looks at the rising demand for gluten-free and other specialist foods, which Bord Bia says is a prime market for Irish food producers.

ANALYSIS

There is the risk of another global economic recession in the next few years, though entral banks may manufacture a soft landing, and it’s best to be prepared, warns Eddie Hobbs

LIFESTYLE

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A Syrian living in Clonakilty, and two volunteers, tell Louise McCarthy of their fears for the war-torn state

VIRAL

A US weather presenter was told to cover up on live TV because viewers had contacted the station to complain about her dress.

A London Sainsbury’s has apologised after an ad looking for a volunteer artist to decorate their canteen for free was placed in a local paper.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Uncharted 4 has been universally praised, but a negative review of sorts has put a dampener on the game’s Metacritic Metascore.

MOVIES: 20 years after the original, Trainspotting 2 is actually happening.

TECH: Another day, another leak, this time about the upcoming OnePlus 3 handset.

SHOWBIZ

Daniel O’Donnell has insisted the Eurovision is no longer what is once was.

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The centre of the Star Wars universe will shifting south today. Its top stars and crew are due to land at Cork Airport this afternoon as production moves from Malin in Co Donegal to West Cork and Kerry for the next 10 days.


Lifestyle

'I came here for one thing, and that's to shine. That's why I'm wearing all this sparkly shit.'Review: Mick Flannery and Valerie June, Right Here Right Now festival, Cork Opera House

While love was in the air earlier this month, An Garda Síochána has warned daters of the potential dangers of looking for love online.Making Cents: Online daters can risk more than just their heart

It’s natural to worry if your kids keep picking up colds and tummy bugs at nursery or school.Can I prevent my children getting sick so often?

Right from Steve Cooney’s first didgeridoo note on the opening track of their third album, Dublin-based seven-piece the Bonny Men command their audience’s absolute attention.Album Review: The Bonny Men - The Broken Pledge

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