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.

IRELAND

An emergency landing has taken place at Cork Airport this morning, with reports that the cockpit on the Aer Lingus plane filled with smoke.

Gardaí have seized 15 puppies from a van at Dublin Port. They stopped the van yesterday as it was about to board a ship to England.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) made 44 disruptions of child sexual exploitation, drugs and money laundering gangs in the North last year.

Former Justice Minister Michael McDowell says if the Olympic tickets had been sold in Ireland, no laws would have been broken.

Two Cork sisters who were born brothers are due to appear on British television today to chart the journey that began in early childhood.

WORLD

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At least 37 people have died in the magnitude 6 earthquake that struck central Italy, according to Italy's civil protection agency.

Pictures have emerged of armed French police making a woman remove some of her clothing on a beach as part of the controversial burkini ban.

A powerful earthquake measuring a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has shaken central Burma, officials have said.

SPORT

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Connacht may have the PRO12 winner’s trophy in their cabinet, but Pat Lam insists they still rank 12th by every other metric.

The quarter-final draw for the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup has thrown Cork City against Shamrock Rovers.

The Mayo County Board have acceded to a request by senior manager Stephen Rochford to postpone club championship games fixed for this weekend until the week after the September 18 All-Ireland final.

BUSINESS

Paddy Power Betfair saw its revenue rise by 18% to £759m (€885m) during the six-month period to June, as its time as a combined entity gets off to a strong start.

Ireland has been named the seventh most innovative economy in the world. The Global Innovation Index 2016 see Switzerland holding on to the top spot, with war-torn Yemen propping up the bottom of the list.

LIFESTYLE

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As autumn/winter collections begin to appear, here’s Carolyn Moore’s guide to the key buys that will instantly update your look.

ANALYSIS

Church, State, gardaí, charities, and sport have been cut off at the knees by the modern phenomenon of the death of deference, writes Gerard Howlin.

VIRAL

Well it’s all over for another year and while the final night of the Rose of Tralee was not as eventful as the first, there were still some mad moments.

With Coldplay in LA to play a concert at the Rose Bowl, lead singer Chris Martin invited talk show host James Corden up on stage to pay tribute to the late, great Prince to duet on a cover of Nothing Compares 2 UThe result is breathtaking.

VIDEO

Former Irish Hockey International Lisa Jacob and her partner, pilot and triathlete Nikki Dorey will be the first all-female duo to cycle the punishing ultra-distance 2,150km non-stop 'Race Around Ireland' - and they are doing it all for charity.

TECHNOW

GAMINGJonathan Blow’s line-drawing puzzler The Witness will be released on Xbox One on September 13.

MOVIES/TV: Well you can't suggest that Voyage of Time: Life's Journey doesn't have big ideas. This documentary wants to show the birth of the universe, the arrival of man and what the future might hold, all in 90 minutes.

TECH: Twitter is trying to fight back against trolls and its latest update will help users limit what notifications they see.

SHOWBIZ

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

Bear Grylls has revealed that he wants to take Bono into the wilderness next.

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