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.


Philip Harty has won the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon. Nollaigh O'Neill from Leevale was the first woman to cross the line.

Almost 35,000 women are set to run, walk or jog the VHI Mini Marathon in Dublin city centre today, and 10,000 are also taking part in the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon.

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A van driver has died in a crash in Co Cork, after a collision with an ambulance carrying a patient. The vehicle collided with an ambulance at Ballygrogan Rathduff on the N20 Cork to Mallow Road in the early hours of this morning.

Gardaí are continuing to question a man and woman arrested in connection with the murder of man in Dublin. The man has been named locally as Neil Fitzgerald, who was in his 30s. His body was found at Hills Lane near Tallaght yesterday morning.

The Minister for Education Richard Bruton has said the Government will push ahead with plans to divest patronage of Catholic schools.

Almost 40,000 “judgment” mortgages have been imposed on members of the public by the courts in the last five years following applications from creditors, figures show.

A veteran loyalist is due in court charged with murdering two men during the Troubles.


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Police are continuing to investigate a “targeted attack” which left a city street looking like a “war zone”. Three men were taken to hospital after violence erupted in Frankfield Road in the Stepps area of Glasgow on Sunday.

At least three people were killed in floodwaters in Australia over the weekend, while heavy rains and huge ocean swells pounded the east coast of the country.


Conor Murray believes any intimidation targeted towards team-mate CJ Stander during Ireland’s Test series with South Africa this month will merely serve to motivate the Munster back row.

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Expectations among the two sets of supporters at Nowlan Park may have varied, but a common hope shared by all in the ground was we would get a competitive championship game for as long as possible. That hope lasted all of 15 seconds.

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Small Irish companies are being encouraged to contact their local Enterprise Office to help them build or improve their online presence. Companies that have fewer than 10 employees can avail of training and apply for a grant of up to €2,500 to build a website.

As Brexit polls suggest a ‘leave’ vote is possible, business in Ireland can’t afford to be complacent.


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

Last summer 12 Irish students in Berkeley, California were standing on a balcony when it disentegrated beneath their feet. Joe Leogue provides an update on the survivors, their search for justice and hears from students in the area today.


Mitchelstown man of the land Maurice Walsh swapped the soil for the salon when he was enlisted to help out hairdressers in Tallaght, writes Ruth O’Connor



The start of the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon in Patrick Street, Cork. Video by Dan Linehan.


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Thousands gathered around Cork's St Patrick's Hill yesterday to watch over 60, fearless and foolhardy racers make their way down one of the world's steepest Red Bull Soapbox Race tracks. We followed all the action on social media and captured the best pictures and videos so if you couldn't make it, you won't miss out! 


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

Top Gear’s audience plummeted to 2.8 million viewers in its second outing, losing a third of the viewers who watched its debut.

A tearful Tom Jones has spoken of the loss of his wife, during an emotional return to stage. The Welsh singer said Melinda Rose Woodward, to whom he was married for 59 years, was “the most important thing” in his life, during a talk at the Hay Festival.


Jamie Vardy could be on his way to Arsenal, with the Gunners reportedly rushing to try and get a move completed before the start of Euro 2016. If Arsene Wenger really does sign the 29-year-old Leicester striker, for a reported fee of £20 million, it would be a real change of direction in transfer policy. Here’s why…


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Festival season approaches, legends come to the Opera House, and a young Irish phenomenon continues to impact on UK telly, writes Arts Editor Des O'Driscoll.Scene and Heard: 'the major voice of a generation'

In advance of this weekend’s Ortús festival of chamber music in Cork, musician and co-organiser Mairead Hickey talks violins with Cathy Desmond.Máiréad Hickey: ‘If money was no object, it would be lovely to play a Stradivarius’

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is thrilled to be playing the band’s older material in a new group that he’s bringing to Ireland. But what chances of a final reunion, asks Richard Purden.Pink Floyd's Nick Mason: over the moon

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