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.


UPDATE: A body has been recovered in the search for the fisherman missing off the West Cork coast. It is understood a body was recovered at around 11am by a local fishing vessel.

Points for a range of college courses are likely to rise, with a record number of applications to the CAO, Leaving Cert students have been warned.

The child and family agency Tusla has been cleared of the deaths of several youngsters it was helping.

The country's biggest cigarette vending machine supplier has said that banning them will not stop people smoking.

A pipe bomb has been thrown at a police patrol in Derry, a senior officer said. A number of homes were evacuated during the security alert at Leckey Road flyover close to a controversial nationalist bonfire built in the middle of the main road.

A recently promoted member of An Garda Síochána dived into the sea to rescue a man from a car that had driven off a pier.

More than 50,000 children attended the Emergency Department of Temple Street Children's Hospital in Dublin last year.


A man has attacked passengers on a train in western Austria, seriously wounding two people. The assault occurred early today near the village of Sulz, in Vorarlberg province.

A speedboat and a tourist vessel have collided off the Greek island of Aegina, leaving at least three people dead and three others injured.

The Medipen has been on sale for a year now and has gained great reviews from those who use it to ease suffering related to depression, anxiety, arthritis and fibromyalgia.


TOP STORY: Shaunae Miller stunned Allyson Felix to win the 400m and deny the American a fifth Olympic gold thanks to an audacious dive across the finish line.

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LATEST: It’s a big day for sailor Annalise Murphy and boxer Michael Conlan, both of whom can clinch medals this afternoon.

ANALYSIS: There’s a reason Cork is the country’s winningest sporting county. Superior genes? Unlikely. Superior belief? Rio 2016 is fast becoming the Paul and Gary O’Donovan Olympic Games.


A fan ran on the pitch and attacked a player during a Swedish top-tier league match, forcing the game to be abandoned. Ostersunds goalkeeper Aly Keita was struck by a fan in the 90th minute of a game away to Jonkopings Sodra on Monday evening.

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“The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.” - Vince Lombardi. In total appreciation of the performances of Kilkenny, Waterford, Tipperary and Galway on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, that quote is quite apt, writes Peter McNamara .


Local authorities are to enforce a ‘sunshine tax’ rule for businesses placing tables and chairs outside food and drink premises.

US stocks have closed at a record high behind gains for chemical and machinery companies. Energy companies also rose as the price of oil continued its recent recovery.


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Lighting, heating and entertainment systems are just the start of it as David Gilbert shows how to connect up your home to ‘the internet of things’


Nine months before the presidential election, the candidates could well be the unpopular incumbent, Francois Hollande, his equally unpopular predecessor, Nicholas Sarkozy, and the far-right’s Marine Le Pen, says Noah Barkin


Residents of estate in North Cork have expressed delight that a number of structurally unsound houses are finally being demolished, but some have called on the county council to ensure their homes are now also checked for potential subsidence.


A Texan couple had a lucky escape when lightning struck their home on Sunday. Kayla Powell and her husband, Tim, were unloading shopping from their car while one of their young sons looked on when the lightning hit.

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You wouldn’t get away with landing belly-first in the water at the Olympic diving, but for contestants at Norway’s dodsing competition it is a must. That’s because dodsing is a Norwegian version of belly flopping – and it looks, to be frank, agonisingly painful.


GAMING: The advent of virtual reality has been slowly coming to life in 2016 with systems like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift but the real moment is going to come with the arrival of the PlayStation VR in October.

MOVIES/TV: Acclaimed actor Viggo Mortensen was in Dublin yesterday to attend an early screening of his most excellent new movie Captain Fantastic, and he stuck around for a Q&A afterwards.

TECH: Global superstars Dwayne The Rock Johnson and Kevin Hart (ok one of them is more famous) popped into the Snapchat headquarters for a high energy Q&A, and it all kicked off with a lot of cursing.


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Justin Bieber has disappeared from Instagram following a row with ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez. The Canadian singer had 77.8 million followers, but has now deleted or suspended his account, with Instagram users greeted by the message: “Sorry, this page isn’t available.”

RTÉ are currently filming a ‘moving’ new series, that will chronicle real-life stories in Irish hospitals. The five-part series, entitled Keeping Ireland Alive, is expected to be one of RTÉ’s biggest announcements for their Autumn schedule – with an insider telling The Herald that it’s “nothing we’ve ever seen before on Irish television”.


Great rivalries are made at the Olympic Games. We have Michael Phelps and Chad le Clos in swimming, Bolt and Gatlin in the 100m sprint, the O’Donovan brothers and those très cool French dudes in the rowing. But you ain’t seen nothin’ like Ross and Hickey in the egos.


These are the nail hues to choose this season, says Katie Wright.Perfectly polished: 5 autumn/winter nail trends you’ll actually want to wear

This early 19th-century table is one of a number of Irish lots at Sotheby’s Style, Furniture and Ceramics sale in New York on Thursday (October 24).Irish lots poised to add bite to Big Apple sale

Something for all at Hegarty’s auction in Bandon, says Des O’SullivanSomething for all at Hegarty’s auction in Bandon

Des O’Sullivan gives a preview of the Irish selection on offer at two sales in DublinPreview of the Irish selection on offer at two sales in Dublin

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