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.


There has been a  shooting incident in Dublin.  It is understood the incident happened in the Greenhills Road area of Tallaght.

Gardaí in Kerry were  last night hunting  a third member of a gang after a post office was robbed at gunpoint, a Garda car repeatedly rammed, and detectives discharged warning shots.

The country’s main autism charity Irish Autism Action, once fronted by Boyzone star Keith Duffy,s  did not write a budget for 2016.  

The report into allegations of sex abuse against an intellectually disabled girl at a Waterford foster home  will now not be handed into Government  until the end of August.

Kerry TD Danny Healy-Rae again challenged scientists yesterday  and blamed climate change on erupting volcanoes and comets.

Alarm bells are ringing for the economy after tax returns were €89m below target for July.   This may be the first indicator of the impact of Brexit.

The new owners of the country’s only oil refinery, Whitegate, Co Cork, have confirmed it is their “full intention”  to run the facility as an operating refinery over the long-term and maintain its entire workforce of close to 300 employees.


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

A 19-year-old man is  under guard in hospital  after a woman was killed and five people were injured in a London knife attack.

A number of people in Scotland have been diagnosed as having the Zika virus,  it has been confirmed.


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

Not being ‘bullied’ by KRC Genk in terms of influencing referees is a key priority for Cork City  head of tonight’s Europa League third qualifying round second-leg tie at Turner’s Cross (7.45pm), according to manager John Caulfield.

Nike's decision to pull out of golf equipment manufacture leaves four-time major winner Rory McIlroy and former world number one Tiger Woods in the market for new clubs.  The company will continue to invest in developing footwear and clothing for the golf market but will "transition out" of making clubs, balls and bags.

Katie Taylor insists her two recent losses have lifted pressure off her shoulders  as she bids to retain her Olympic title in Rio.


Tax receipts are up 8.5% in the year and the Government has €644m more in its coffers  than it expected, exchequer figures show.

Brexit is not being viewed as an immediate threat to Irish consumer confidence,  a survey has suggested.


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

Chinese martial arts expert Master Sang, a former classmate of actor Jet Li,  has come to these shores to teach his craft and have the odd cup of tea, writes Róisín Burke


Victoria White argues that the Irish language is presented to students in a time warp.  THEY were told to zip their jumpers up and stand straight when they were singing the national anthem. I’m left wondering does everyone have to pledge allegiance to the Irish State if they’re learning Irish in the Gaeltacht?


Then-and-now. Three words that nostalgia lovers like us never tire of.  So imagine our excitement when freelance multi-media journalist, Kevin O'Brien, contacted us looking for some archive images of Cork in times-past so he could create some then-and-now photo blends. Here's the result.


Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae is well known for his love of all things that go on in Kerry and he really went out of his way on Friday to attend a ’special’ event in the county.  That’s because he showed up at, of all things, the Kenmare Debs!

A Wexford town had the honour of making contact with aliens over the weekend  when a small UFO was spotted in broad daylight.


GAMING: Telltale Games has released a PC patch for its new Batman series, which it hopes will  alleviate player woes.  Since its release on Tuesday, fans have flooded Steam with negative reviews, reporting a series of technical issues, including poor frame rate and an array of glitches.

MOVIES/TV: Irish actor Jack Reynor has joined the cast of Kathryn Bigelow’s upcoming film about the 1967 Detroit Riots.  Will Poulter, Ben O’Toole, and Reynor are the latest additions to the cast. This already includes John Boyega who is keeping busy after his breakthrough in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

TECH: The OnePlus 3 has been more popular than the smartphone manufacturer imagined, it seems.  As a result, OnePlus has decided to pause sales of its flagship handset for a month in 24 countries, including Ireland.


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

It’s official, an Irish version of Dancing With The Stars is set to air on RTÉ in 2017.  RTÉ One will air the show, which will see 11 celebrities paired with professional dancers to compete weekly with choreographed routines in a variation of dance styles.


The CEO of Irish Autism Action said that there was no budget written for the charity for 2016.  Brian Murnane, the charity’s CEO, also said the organisation is working on a cashflow basis.


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