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Good afternoon. Here’s all the news you need to know this lunchtime.

IRELAND

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a man drowned in the Grand Canal at Portobello in Dublin.

A man has been arrested in the investigation into a stabbing incident that occurred yesterday at the Hell Fire Club in Dublin.

A soccer player sued Adidas claiming the blades on Predator Plus boots left him with visible scars on his head after he was kicked during an U-14 game.

A grieving father told an inquest yesterday that he has a real problem with the control of alcohol after hearing that his 20-year-old son fell to his death after an all-day drinking session.

BREXIT

Nigel Farage told fellow MEPs "you're not laughing now" as he was barracked and booed at an emergency meeting of the European Parliament to discuss Brexit.

The Ukip leader came under fire from EU president Jean Claude Juncker for attending an emergency session of the European Parliament to discuss the fallout from the Brexit vote.

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has told an emergency gathering in Brussels that her party will defend the vote of the people of the North to remain in the European Union.

The Minister for Transport has said Ireland is probably in the worst position of any country, as a result of Britain's vote to leave the EU.

Brian Hayes has said the welfare of Irish students studying abroad needs to be considered in the post-Brexit negotiations.

WORLD 

The Eiffel Tower has been closed for the day during nationwide protests across France against plans to reform labour laws.

Eight people have been injured in a car bomb attack targeting a police vehicle in south-east Turkey.

SPORT

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It has been confirmed that Luke Fitzgerald has announced his retirement from professional rugby. The 28-year-old Leinster, Ireland and British & Irish Lions back suffering from a neck injury and has been advised to retire on medical grounds.

EURO 2016

Liam Brady has found himself caught between pride and disappointment as Ireland exited the Euros at the hands of France on Sunday, as he wonders where can Ireland go next?

People watching Iceland's win over England last night were blown away by the post match celebration with their fans.

BUSINESS

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International ratings agency Fitch has downgraded Britain's credit rating by one notch following the vote to leave the European Union.

Almost €10bn was wiped off the combined value of Irish shares yesterday, as the Irish Stock Exchange bore the brunt of investors continuing to react negatively to Britain’s decision to leave the EU.

LIFESTYLE

Although there are a multitude of ways to save money, there are a few cardinal rules that hold true in most financial situations. Here are some basic principles to help you make the best decisions for your pocket.

ANALYSIS

Has history ever known a leader like Boris Johnson? He is a phenomenon of the modern age, says Michael Clifford

VIDEO

A Singapore Airlines plane caused a stir when footage emerged of it engulfed in flames. 

VIRAL

You know we don’t ask kids for advice often enough - and there’s no one better than cutting through our grown-up nonsense and getting right to the core of an issue.

A Scottish busker in Killarney, Co Kerry, delighted spectators as he sang a song about Donald Trump.

TECHNOW

GAMINGWarner has pushed back the release of Batman: Return to Arkham from its original release date of July 29.

MOVIES/TVPresident Barack Obama takes on the challenge of naming all the characters who have died so far in HBO's Game of Thrones.

TECHAt long last, Google has added song lyrics to search results, meaning you won’t have to click through to another site to fill in the blanks or correct a misheard lyric.

SHOWBIZ

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Yvonne Connolly has shared an incredibly cute throwback photo of herself and Ireland’s goalkeeper, Darren Randolph.

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Nigel Farage told fellow MEPs "you're not laughing now" as he was barracked and booed at an emergency meeting of the European Parliament to discuss Brexit.


Lifestyle

FOR many of us, health insurance is high on the list of financial products which that we tend to avoid changing out of fear and confusion.Money and Cents: cover all the bases for best health insurance

Anya Taylor-Joy plays the titular Emma in the latest adaptation of Jane Austen’s romantic comedy about the spoilt, meddling matchmaker who means well, says Laura HardingAnya Taylor-Joy: ‘Emma is my little monster’

Setting sail to travel the world as part of your job has a romance all of its own but for marketing manager Máire Cronin and engineer Mark Crowe it led to love.Wedding of the Week: Cruise ship co-workers Máire and Mark sail off into sunset

One of the genres that has seen exponential growth in the podcast world is the sleepcast. Open Spotify on your phone in the evening and a number of offerings are available, writes Eoghan O'SullivanThe Podcast Corner: podcasts that will put you to sleep

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