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

Peter Barry, former Tánaiste, Minister and Deputy leader of Fine Gael has passed away.

Patrick Hickey was the “big leader” of the OCI’s ticketing operation, police in Brazil were told in interviews today with two OCI officials, a top detective said last night.

Meanwhile, lawyers for Pat Hickey have urged Brazilian authorities to transfer him from the notorious Bangu prison to house arrest because he is facing a wait of up to three months to be either charged or freed.

A young man was seriously injured and two children aged two and six have been taken to hospital after a two-car crash this morning.

The 2016 Down Rose has hit out at the Rose of Tralee festival, saying she did "not sign up for a cheap reality television show in which our emotions would be manipulated for entertainment purposes".

Trainee priests in Maynooth will be supervised at meal times under new stricter rules.

Ballycotton RNLI has rescued an injured fisherman who got his hand cut when attempting to untangle a net this morning.

Donal Óg Cusack has abandoned his current plans to build his dream home out on the outskirts of his homeplace in Cork.

WORLD

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A South African Judge has rejected a motion for Oscar Pistorius's prison sentence to be extended.

Striking miners in Bolivia have kidnapped and beaten to death the country's deputy interior minister after he travelled to the area to mediate in the bitter conflict, government colleagues have said.

At least 11 police officers have died and 78 other people are injured after Kurdish militants attacked a police checkpoint in south-east Turkey with an explosives-laden truck..

Hillary Clinton has launched a vicious attack on Nigel Farage after the outgoing Ukip leader said he would not vote for the Democratic presidential hopeful even if he was paid to do so.

SPORT

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Dundalk have been drawn in a group containing Zenit Saint Petersburg of Russia , A.Z. Alkmaar of the Netherlands and Maccabi Tel-Avi of Israel in the Europa league.

Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final joust with Dublin is the game Kerry have wanted and have been waiting for since last September, according to Éamonn Fitzmaurice.

Arsenal are closing in on a double deal for striker Lucas Perez and defender Shkodran Mustafi, but manager Arsene Wenger insists the signings will not be a reaction to fans calling out for new players.

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has been named as an assistant to new Belgium coach Roberto Martinez.

BUSINESS

Building materials company CRH has said it is on track for record annual earnings, of around €3bn, this year.

WhatsApp is to start sharing user data with Facebook. The messaging service was bought by Facebook for €17bn in 2014.

LIFESTYLE

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Were school days the happiest of your life? It all depends on your teachers, some well-known faces tell Olivia Kelleher.

ANALYSIS

Frank Dowling was told he told he would be dead by last Christmas due to the pervasiveness of his cancer. But in a clinical trial his cancer was reduced by 90% and he is due to start a college course, writes Noel Baker.

VIRAL

Fourth grader (fourth class here) Kevin was stopped by Fox 7 News on his way to school in Austin, Texas, and asked a few questions about how he was feeling on the first day of school. And he was feeling EXCITED. Not just about the first day but also high school, college, maths, science and life in general.

Sir Cliff Richard has revealed how he stays young – he believes age is just a “state of mind”.

VIDEO

Stuntman and jet pack pilot Eric Scott has pulled off a world first with his latest trick. The 52-year-old completed an impressive underwater take off using a jet pack to emerge from the water and guide himself onto land.

TECHNOW

Rick and Morty co-creator and star Justin Roiland has teamed up with former Epic Games producer Tanya Watson to launch a VR studio called Squanchtendo.

SHOWBIZ

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Well it’s finally here, the Britney Spears carpool karaoke we’ve all been waiting for and let’s just say oops, she did it again - yes, she mimed.

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The 2016 Down Rose has hit out at the Rose of Tralee festival, saying she did "not sign up for a cheap reality television show in which our emotions would be manipulated for entertainment purposes".


Lifestyle

Carol O’Callaghan continues her round-up of home interior shops in country towns and the outer reaches of our cities, finding more treasure troves which offer something new and a touch of exclusivityMade in Munster: The best interior shops in country towns

When the Irish Examiner broke the news that an ultra-inquisitive deer photobombed newlyweds at Killarney’s Ladies View the story went viral.Wedding of the Week: Time for Australian celebrations for bride and groom photobombed by deer

At the start of the 10th and final episode of Confronting: OJ Simpson, a series which has been downloaded over five million times since launching in June, host Kim Goldman is in tears, talking to her father about how strong he was through the murder of her brother, his son,Ron Goldman.Podcast Corner: Host relives brother’s death in famous case

Thomas McCarthy pays tribute to his late friend — poet and journalist Seán Dunne'Seán Dunne was one of the most loved people I ever knew'

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