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

A man has been killed in a shooting in Dublin's north inner city. The incident occurred at a block of flats on North Cumberland Street, shortly after 10am. It follows a spate of shootings in the capital amid the ongoing Kinahan Hutch gangland feud in recent months - this latest incident is believed to be connected to the dispute.

A school in Limerick has been evacuated after a report of a bomb at the school. Twenty gardaí have been deployed to Milford National School to carry out a search.

A person has been rescued from the water off the Cork coast after falling from US ship The Eagle this morning. Valentia Coastguard received a mayday call reporting a "man overboard" in the sea five miles from Cork Harbour.

The Dáil is to discuss water charges today amid two conflicting motions on the issue. Sinn Féin has the backing of 39 TDs in their bid to scrap bills immediately.

Making homes affordable is a key part of easing the housing crisis according to the Housing Agency. It comes as new figures show over 2,000 children were homeless in April.

100 workers are engaged in an unofficial strike at the Poolbeg incinerator in Dublin.

WORLD 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has approved a new government formed by his trusted ally who has pledged to push through constitutional reforms that would expand the powers of the presidency.

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

Human remains retrieved from the crash site of the EgyptAir Flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft, a senior Egyptian forensic official has said.

SPORT

Conor McGregor is set to bare all in an upcoming nude photo shoot for ESPN Magazine. The MMA star is set to strip down for the magazine’s Body issue which features famous sports people posing nude.

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

Niall Horan is set to be assistant manager to Claudio Ranieri at next weekend’s Soccer Aid match in Old Trafford, after announcing his team this morning.

BUSINESS

A third of top companies in the UK are being accused of withholding information from annual reports, giving an "incomplete" picture of business performance.

Energy stocks fell along with the price of crude oil. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 8.01 points, or 0.05%, to 17,492.93.

ANALYSIS

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

The terror group grew out of an al Qaeda offshoot, and could mutate further in response to material victories by the US-led coalition, warn Colin P Clarke and Chad C Serena

LIFESTYLE

Convincing yourself to put away the smartphone and heading to bed is difficult for adults who see the late evening as me-time, says Andrea Mara

 

VIDEO

An Irish gardener has won a gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Paul Martin from Dundalk won gold for his creation 'Garden of Mindful Living'.

VIRAL

While Star Wars has been filming in Cork, Donegal and Clare over the last couple of weeks, Kerry has been become the unofficial Irish home of the franchise. But Star Wars isn’t the only production to take advantage of the county’s cinematic landscape.

Facebook has been criticised for denying advertising that featured plus-size model Tess Holliday in a bikini.

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

Legend in the making Candace Payne endeared herself to millions over the weekend after she filmed herself trying on her brand new Chebacca mask and laughing hysterically at the Wookie's roar. Now, she joins James Corden, in what seems to be his never ending drive to work, for a carpool session - along with a very special Star Wars guest.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Disney has decided that it wants nothing more to do with publishing games prompting Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert to publicly ask if he can purchase the IPs for Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion.

MOVIES: Star Trek Beyond is set to make a mark in movie history by becoming the first outdoor IMAX movie presentation when it premiers at this year's San Diego Comic Con.

TECH: Samsung decided that bigger is indeed better when it comes to advertising. An ad for the Galaxy S7 Edge can currently be seen on a 25-story building in the Sokol district of Moscow.

SHOWBIZ

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

Love/Hate star Barry Keoghan is set to star in Christopher Nolan’s new film Dunkirk alongside Cillian Murphy and 1D star Harry Styles.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Grandparents have been left heartbroken after their grandchild was removed from their home, after Tusla decided the couple were too old to provide adequate foster care.


Lifestyle

Paul McLauchlan meets Nicholas HoultThe kid from About A Boy is now the face of Armani

Living in a world of sensory overload, it comes as no surprise that purity is a welcome breath of fresh air when it comes to our wardrobes.Men's fashion with Paul McLaughlan: The return to minimalism

Suzie Monaghan works with her inspiring father in the clothing business he founded 60 years ago, writes Rowena WalshBusiness merger: Daughter joins forces with her father, Ireland’s oldest retailer

More From The Irish Examiner