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.


The High Court is due to hear an application for an injunction aimed at protecting the assets of Console.

Gardaí are seeking the public’s help to find missing boy Thomas Delaney. Thomas Delaney, 13, has been missing from Limerick since yesterday.

More than 62% of rank-and-file gardaí face pay freezes, starting tomorrow. Representatives of the Garda Representative Association are protesting outside the Dáil this morning, calling for the Government to honour the terms of the Haddington Road Agreement, which expires today.

Minister for Local Government Simon Coveney has announced a review of the controversial merger plan for Cork city and county councils in a bid to find a compromise.


In a surprise move Boris Johnson has officially ruled himself of the race for the leadership of Britain's conservative party.

The Taoiseach has said other EU leaders are very much aware of Irish interests in negotiating the UK's exit.

Mr Kenny also said major trade barriers will have to exist between Ireland and the United Kingdom, if agreement on Brexit cannot be reached within two years. The Taoiseach was branded a “trouble-making messenger boy” after making a case on behalf of Scotland during EU Brexit talks.


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The UN children's fund has warned that 3.6 million Iraqi children are at "serious risk" of death, injury, sexual violence, abduction and recruitment into armed groups.

The Istanbul airport suicide attackers were from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, Turkish officials have said.

At least 30 people have been killed in a suicide bombing which attacked a bus carrying trainee policemen in Afghanistan.


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The GAA’s newly-appointed national hurling development manager Martin Fogarty has rejected the claim Cork hurling is in crisis.

Cork City manager John Caulfield believes that the recent break from domestic action negates much of the perceived “summer soccer” advantage ahead of tonight’s Europa League first qualifying round clash with Linfield at Windsor Park tonight.

EURO 2016

Former Coventry City and Cork City player John Andrews played and coached in Iceland during the country’s football revolution. He found a people without any inferiority complex...


Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said that there will be little impact of Brexit on his plans for tax cuts and spending increases in October's Budget.

95 jobs are being created in Dublin and in Co Kildare. 35 new jobs are coming on stream at an IT consulting firm in Dublin.


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Caring for children during the holidays is a whole new challenge for families with both parents working, says Andrea Mara


The argument that Garda stations had been a deterrent to crime when they were in operation does not stand up, writes Micheal Clifford


BallTalk TV's Mike Sheehan and Steve Neville look ahead to the Euro 2016 quarter-finals and ask will there be any more shocks?


To an outsider (and some insiders) the relationships between Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland can be a bit confusing. Not just politically like with Brexit but also when it comes to our sporting teams. UK, Team GB, EU, NI, ROI, Brexit - what does it all mean? The boys from Foil, Arms and Hog explain.

Were you listening to Morning Ireland earlier? If not, you missed everyone breaking down laughing over an off-air joke.


GAMINGJose Mourinho is on board for FIFA 17, appearing as one of the modelled managers in game, and now he’s providing his dulcet tones for the trailer.

MOVIES/TVPreacher is a TV show you should definitely be watching and the good news is that it's going to be around for at least another year.

TECHThomas S Ross from Florida is suing Apple for $10 billion as he claims that the company stole and exploited his idea. He filed a patent for an “electronic reading device” in 1992, which he says that Apple hijacked.


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

The Chase has sparked an intense reaction from viewers on social media once again after one contestant dared to take a minus offer.


It has to be the most parodied film clip in history but we think this one is brilliant.  Posted by 'Steve C' on YouTube and entitled 'Boris Johnson's HQ as the EU referendum result comes in' we thought you might enjoy. 


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

Children’s creativity is inspiring, says Helen O’Callaghan.Inspiring creativity: Kids on call for climate essay

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