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.


Gardaí are to trawl through social media sites to see if Marco Velocci left any indication of his thoughts or plans in the time leading up to yesterday's suspected murder-suicide.

The leader of the SDLP has followed the Taoiseach in suggesting a united Ireland must now be looked at in the wake of Brexit.

The Minister for Disabilities has promised to set up a Commission of Investigation into the care of people with disabilities in residential settings.

The leader of Fianna Fáil says he thinks Ireland will be given special treatment by Europe after the UK leaves the EU. Micheál Martin's comments follow a warning by Angela Merkel that the Irish voice will be heard as much as every other voice.

 The Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) has today welcomed the announcement of an agreement between IPHA, representing the pharmaceutical manufacturers, and the Government to reduce the price of medicines.

Dublin Bus drivers may decide to strike after a recommendation that they should get an 8 per cent pay rise.


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A squad of elite police officers was pelted with missiles as they moved hundreds of revellers from an illegal block party in north London.

Police in northern India have arrested two men for allegedly raping a young woman for a second time in three years after she refused to withdraw a complaint against them.

The Republican Party has formally nominated Donald Trump for president, completing the billionaire's rise from political outsider to major party candidate for the White House.


The Premier League, Football Association and English Football League are seeking to address indiscipline in the game by reinforcing laws.

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Conor McGregor is setting up his own news agency with girlfriend Dee Devlin called The MacLife. The fighter previously spoke out about starting his own business and is an investor in the making of his sister Erin McGregor’s salon, McGregor’s Kings & Queens.


There is hope that new office space in Dundalk can be found to accommodate the expansion plans of eBay and keep the major employer in the town, the local chamber of commerce has said.

Britain’s economy may slip into recession next year following the vote to quit the EU.


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Cobh mother Sheila Devlin Mulligan tells Olivia Kelleher about her life raising two children with Angelman’s Syndrome.


The American president is more moderate on foreign policy, and more sceptical of intervention, than the hawkish woman who may succeed him this year, says TP O’Mahony


The English Market in Cork has launched a start-up stall initiative to foster fledgling food businesses.


A luxury sports car driver ended up with a smashed windscreen after appearing to run through a stop sign, causing an altercation with a guy on a skateboard who was trying to cross the road.

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Despite only seeing it a few times a year, the Irish are very set in their ways when it comes to dealing with the sun. And Facebook comedian Rory’s Stories has pretty much hit he nail on the head with his latest video, fitting all our little heatwave rituals into one sketch.


GAMING: Back in 2013 I first delved into the premiere episode of Kentucky Route Zero. And it was weird, but in the way that makes you demand more.

MOVIES/TV: Star Trek Beyond is out in just a few short days and the marketing push is still pushing out new content, which you probably shouldn't watch.

TECH: Twitter has banned one of its most infamous users, Milo Yiannopoulos. The tech editor of Breitbart has been banned just a day after he seemed to incite followers to direct a torrent of racial abuse towards Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones.


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Miriam O’Callaghan has revealed that she never planned to be working on television. The Prime Time presenter studied in UCD to become a lawyer, and admitted that she never thought about the money when it comes to her career.

Anton Yelchin’s role in the Star Trek movies will not be recast following his death, producer JJ Abrams has said.


A child’s body lay concealed by a green blanket on a roadside. Near to where three-year-old Alex James Velocci was found, his father Marco Velocci, 28, was discovered at the wheel of his ’05 black A4 Audi estate. Moments earlier, the car had veered into the path of an oncoming articulated truck on a wide section of the N24 national primary road between Limerick and Tipperary.  As the horror unfolded, people in the village of Oola struggled to come to grips with the scale of what had occurred.


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