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

IRELAND

Three former banking executives have been jailed for their parts in a conspiracy to defraud lenders and depositors in Anglo Irish Bank in 2008.

RTÉ is currently filming an autumn series on the legacy of Enda Kenny — and it’s being viewed as a clear signal as to the timing of his stepping down.

Two men have been arrested in connection with an alleged serious sexual assault in Dublin.

Gardaí investigating a serious assault in Carrick On Shannon have arrested two people.

A total of 12 people killed on roads in just five days and motorists are being urged to slow down over holiday weekend.

WORLD

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A police officer has died and another has been hurt after they were shot in San Diego. The wounded policeman is undergoing surgery.

Hillary Clinton has cast herself as a unifier for divided times, an experienced leader steeled for a volatile world – and aggressively challenged Donald Trump’s ability to do the same.

SPORT

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Andy Reid has announced his retirement from football. The former Ireland international ends his career at Nottingham Forest after failing to recover from long-term injury problems.

Elsewhere, Bastian Schweinsteiger has announced his retirement from international football.

The racing world is to say its goodbyes to former champion jockey JT McNamara at his funeral in his native Manister, Co Limerick, today.

Eoin Cadogan was there in the good times. That’s if you can call them the good times. Even when Cork were ruling the roost, they were fair game. For all the silverware he collected, Conor Counihan was told he wasn’t getting enough out of his team.

BUSINESS

Tech giant Microsoft is cutting 2,850 jobs, about 2.5% of its workforce, as it further scales back its troubled smartphone business.

Almost 800 people will be debt-free from today. They are the first group to qualify for new faster bankruptcy proceedings.

ANALYSIS

Boris Johnson led the Brexit referendum’s ‘Leave’ campaign, but his ambivalence about it may bring Britain back within the fold if its economy continues to suffer, says Mark Leonard

LIFESTYLE

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As the UK band get ready to headline Indiependence, they tell Ed Power about adjusting to an era where many people won’t buy music.

VIRAL

The sad news came through yesterday that soccer legend Shay Given had decided to retire from the Republic of Ireland after a 20-year international career. As they usually are with these sorts of things, Sky Sports News were quick to jump on the story. However, things got a little tricky for the presenters as they tried to get their heads around the "Go raibh maith agat" at the end of Given’s statement.

Will Smith was making an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote his new film Suicide Squad and was determined to impress his adoring fans with an entrance of substance. Having been welcomed to show by host Jimmy Fallon to rapturous applause, Smith felt he could pull off a better entrance. So he tried it again. And again. And again.

The very successful Sminky Shorts animation series has returned with a new video, all thanks to the Clare County Council.

TECHNOW

GAMINGThe future of gaming is almost here with the launch of the PlayStation VR- and there are loads of games on the horizon.

MOVIES/TVHey who ever expected Supergirl to be a show that would last longer than a single season? Well it's set to continue and season 2 will also introduce another familiar character in the form of Superman.

TECHHuawei revealed its financial results for the first half of the year, and reported a significant increase in sales revenue and smartphone shipments.

SHOWBIZ

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Garth Brooks has slammed reports that he’s set to play Cork next year.

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A district court judge has stated that it is “scandalous” that the State is paying a private operator €4,500 a week to house a troubled teen with no services.


Lifestyle

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Make everlasting mementoes and gifts by growing and drying your own flowers, with help from expert floral artist Bex Partridge.How to dry home-grown blooms

I went to Hanford high school in the US, there is a joke that we all glow in the dark.This Much I Know: Dr Cara Augustenborg, environmental scientist

My girlfriend and I live in a shared house, and she's excited by the idea of having sex during the day, while there are other people in the next room.Sex File: I don't like being spontaneous

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