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

You can imagine the type of conversation between the blue and green channels in Arrivals as the O’Donovan brothers ambled through last night.

A chief superintendent has been appointed to investigate the circumstances surrounding the failed prosecution of a superintendent by one of his gardaí.

Hurricane Gaston, which is sweeping across the Atlantic, is now being classed as one that's 'major' by forecasters, and it is thought it could be heading towards Ireland and the UK.

The country's newest Educate Together Secondary School opens its doors in South County Dublin today with just 28 pupils.

The number of motor insurance claims involving uninsured drivers has risen by almost 20% this year.

WORLD

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Armed police are locked in a stand-off in England with a pensioner who is thought to have a gun.

At least 45 pro-government troops have been killed in a suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group in the southern Yemen city of Aden, officials said.

SPORT

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GAA star Niall McNamee has opened up about his gambling addiction.

For all of Kerry’s frustration - and much of it must be with themselves - the scale of Dublin’s resilience is truly a thing of wonder.

BUSINESS

Irish consumers and businesses have clawed back some of the confidence lost in the immediate aftermath of Britain’s vote to leave the EU in June, new data shows,  with a third of households now expecting their financial situation to improve over the course of the next 12 months.

The mass return to school is under way across Ireland and, once again, the question is posed by many with dogs in the great educational fight:  Are the country’s schools equipping their pupils for life in the digital age?

LIFESTYLE

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For the first time, an Irish woman will participate next month in Miss Pin Up International,  a pageant that celebrates curvy woman, writes Louise Mc Carthy

ANALYSIS

Deaths of 78 people accused of being British spies have been documented by researchers,  writes Nicola Stathers

VIRAL

A flight attendant who quit her job has revealed all sorts of insider secrets about flying during a Q&A on Reddit.

This dog in South America had the luckiest escape when it ran down a rally car race track.

VIDEO

Another week, another chapter onto the O’Donovan legend.  Not satisfied by achieving what no Irish rower had ever done at the Olympics, Paul O’Donovan rowed a perfect regatta to add a World Championship gold medal in Rotterdam.

TECHNOW

If you aren't enjoying your time in No Man's Sky you could get a refund.

SHOWBIZ

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

If you’re heading to Electric Picnic next weekend you may want to pack a few extra rain jackets.

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Deaths of 78 people accused of being British spies have been documented by researchers,  writes Nicola Stathers


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