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

IRELAND

A teenager has died in a road crash in Co Longford last night. The 18-year-old man died when the car he was travelling in, as a front seat passenger, and a tractor were in collision on the N4 in Cloonart, Bornacoola, Co Longford, at around 11.50pm last night.

Thousands of Irish holidaymakers face paying accommodation costs for a second time following the collapse of online travel website Lowcostholidays.

An 18-year-old man will appear in court today in connection with a fatal stabbing in Dublin on Saturday.

A new consultation on pensions reform has been launched. The Pensions Authority says it wants to reform and simplify private pension provision in Ireland.

Cork County Council sold repossessed homes on the private market, having told local representatives it was forbidden from using the properties to alleviate its lengthy social housing list.

WORLD

France has marked a national moment of silence in memory of the 84 people killed in the Nice truck attack, as thousands of people massed on the city's waterfront promenade.

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Dissident delegates making a last-ditch attempt to prevent Donald Trump's US presidential candidacy at the Republican National Convention say they will try forcing a state-by-state vote on the rules governing the gathering.

Warplanes are patrolling Turkey's skies days following the failed coup, in a sign that authorities fear the threat against the government is not yet over.

SPORT

The round 4A and 4B qualifier draws for the Senior Football Championship took place this morning and Cork were handed a very tricky fixture as reward for their win against Longford on Saturday.3

Phil Mickelson claimed he had never played better and lost after being edged out by Henrik Stenson in an epic battle for the Open Championship.

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Will Grigg might not have made it on to the pitch for a single moment of playing time during Euro 2016, but the fact he’s just been named among the best 25 footballers in Europe should come as some consolation.

BUSINESS

Four new ‘gold zones’ have been discovered in Co Monaghan by Conroy Gold and Natural Resources, the company has announced.

An Irish MEP is warning that Ireland could be "sleepwalking" ts way into a major energy crisis. Sean Kelly says that most of our natural gas is supplied via a single inter-connector from Britain.

LIFESTYLE

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Far from being a manufactured product, Girl Power defined Britpop better than a battling Blur and Oasis, says Caomhan Keane

ANALYSIS

erry Prone says Andrea Leadsom ‘has provided a neat case study in mumhood self-delusion, claiming an accretion of extra wisdom as a result of giving birth, which was provably absent’.

 

VIDEO

Cork hosted the annual Lee Swim on Saturday, and it proved to be a massive success once again.

VIRAL

Details of the Blade Runner sequel are hard to come by, but we finally have a sneak peek at what the film is going to look like.

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While it remains to be seen how long it will last, Pokémon Go is the craze of the summer and now it’s launched officially in Ireland. And despite the fact that it’s helping people get outside more and talk to each other, it seems not everyone is a fan - especially those whose properties have unwittingly become Pokémon hot spots.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Star Wars Battlefront's Death Star DLC, which will be released in September, will add Chewbacca as a playable hero.

MOVIES/TV: Ghostbusters is out and we had a lot of fun with Paul Feig's high comedy take on the franchise. The film just debuted in the States as well and the opening figures were decent enough but still couldn't scare off those pesky pets.

TECH: A new video has cropped up online that claims to show off the iPhone 7 in detail. Not only does it showcase Apple’s upcoming handset, but it compares it to its predecessor so you can easily see what’s changed.

SHOWBIZ

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The feud between Taylor Swift and Kanye West began when she was a 19-year-old country singer and he was drunk on whisky. Seven years later, they are still arguing over who made Swift into a multi-millionaire superstar. Here is a timeline of the rift that won’t end.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

His behaviour has raised eyebrows over the years but now Justin Bieber is even turning on his fans. The pop brat was not impressed when an admirer tried to give him a present during his gig in New Jersey on Friday and hit out at the young girl in front of everyone.


Lifestyle

Children’s author Sarah Webb didn’t want sixth class pupils to miss out on their graduation, so to mark their end of year she organised a series of inspirational videos delivered by well-known Irish people, says Helen O’CallaghanIrish celebrities help students say goodbye to primary school

We are all slowing our pace and appreciating the wonders around us, says Peter DowdallMagical maple holds us spellbound

Sustainable gardening tips and a fascinating documentary are among the offerings on your TV todayThursday TV Highlights: A Prime Time look at how schools will cope in the Covid era features in today's TV picks

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