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

IRELAND

Gardaí are investigating a possible link between a domestic incident and a fatal crash in Co Limerick today. It is believed that a man, who had been living in Lattin, Co Tipperary, arrived at his ex-partner's house in Oola in Limerick earlier today.

A High Court judge said today that he wants to hear if the former CEO of Console has been co-operating with the provisional liquidator of the charity, before considering granting him living expenses.

Irish Naval officers have rescued 128 people off the coast of Libya today.

SIPTU members in the National Ambulance Service (NAS) have served notice of all-out strike action, the union has said.

The Union of Students in Ireland is calling on the Government to change the law to protect victims of “revenge porn”.

There have been calls today for exual abuse cases to be fast-tracked through the courts system.

The DSPCA is advising pet owners not to put dogs in cars today. The animal rights group is also advising people to keep pets in a cool place, with access to water.

WORLD

Three people including a suspected gunman have been shot dead near a swimming pool in England. The incident unfolded near Castle Swimming Pool in Spalding this morning, Lincolnshire Police said.

Two policemen have been killed in northern Turkey in an attack targeting officers manning a security road block. The attack occurred in the town of Macka, near the Black Sea.

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Donald Trump’s wife has been accused of plagiarising a 2008 speech made by Michelle Obama when she spoke to the US Republican National Convention last night.

SPORT

Tipperary manager Liam Kearns is demanding answers from GAA fixtures chiefs after the Premier County were fixed to play Derry at an Ulster venue in next Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC round 4A qualifier.

The World Anti-Doping Agency is leading calls for Russia to be banned from the Rio Games after a devastating report uncovered the extent of Russia's drug-related cheating.

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Turns out Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still amazing at football even when he’s on holiday. The 34-year-old posted a video of himself essentially showing off on the beach on Instagram, performing what looks like a pretty much perfect scissor kick.

BUSINESS

If you live in Dublin, having a train or Luas station nearby increases the value of your home by up to 10%, according to a new report.

HB Ice Cream is predicting that almost three (2.89) of its ice creams could be sold every second during the current heatwave, totalling 250,000 per day.

LIFESTYLE

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IT IS six weeks until schools reopen, but parents are already bracing themselves for the expense, writes Gráinne McGuinness

ANALYSIS

Ted Cruz, who knew all the election rules of the GOP, failed to top Trump, while Hillary Clinton was almost toppled by a socialist. The rules are changing and so are the voters, writes Ross Barkan

VIDEO

Matthew Garrity was kayaking on Hemlock Lack in New York State last Saturday when he noticed something swimming towards him.

VIRAL

Martha Hunt, a woman from the US on holiday in Ireland, came into more than a spot of bother whilst in Dublin. An incident on O’Connell Street involving a bus left her bruised on the cobblestones, and in further danger if left uncared for. She wishes to thank some very helpful locals who helped her onto the nearby footpath to safety.

Here in Ireland, we’re well used to inclement weather - gales, heavy rainfall, a differently-named storm every week. But today is different, today we have too. Much. Sun.

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They say you should never meet your hero, you'll only be disappointed. That was certainly not the case for Bryce Hayashi and Mickle Miller when they played the Star Wars theme outside the house of composer John Williams.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Pokemon Go is out and it has had its fair share of problems at launch but the latest glitch is causing serious issues.

MOVIES/TV: There's another American Godzilla movie on the way but before all that the original studio has another stab at the franchise.

TECH: Samsung has been resistant to add a USB Type-C port to its phones so far, but that may soon change. Leaked images and a video indicate that Samsung has a branded USB-C cable in the works.

SHOWBIZ

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Marty Whelan has opened up about his children’s careers. The broadcaster has been in the entertainment industry since 1979 with no signs of stopping, but is happy his children have found their own path.

Michael J. Fox channelled the spirit of Back to the Future’s Marty when he joined Coldplay on stage for a performance of Johnny B. Goode.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

In the face of rampant extremism, social democracy, it seems, has nothing to say, writes Fergus Finlay


Lifestyle

David Brophy's new choir and a classic Ireland v Holland game feature among today's top tips.Thursday's TV Highlights: David Brophy's new choir and a classic Ireland v Holland game

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