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

A man has died in a workplace accident in Co. Cork.

Car insurance bosses are under investigation for breach of competition law by talking up the price of insurance premiums.

First-time buyers are to get up to €10,000 in a tax rebate as part of Government plans to reheat the property market.

A pharmacy chain operating in Ireland has repaid €12m to the HSE for incorrectly charged fees according to reports.

Ireland should threaten to leave the EU over the Apple tax ruling, according to Michael O'Leary.

WORLD 

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Hillary Clinton will be back on the campaign trail on Thursday, after spending several days at home recovering from pneumonia.

Rangers in South Africa's biggest wildlife park are killing about 350 hippos and buffaloes in an attempt to relieve the impact of a severe drought.

SPORT

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Ferns were playing St Martin's in the Wexford Senior Championship and one Ferns player went down under a challenge late in the second half. But then a miracle happened...

When this Mayo squad, still hurting from blowing a winning position against Dublin in last year’s All-Ireland semi-final replay, came together to discuss the management of their group last season, they concluded they needed a change.

BUSINESS

The number of cases of mortgage arrears has fallen  but the home loans debt crisis is still far from being settled, experts have said.

The return by Ray D’Arcy to RTÉ is paying rich dividends  for the popular broadcaster, with his media firm recording profits of €214,936.

LIFESTYLE

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To mark 100 years since Tom Crean embarked on one of the great feats of navigation, his descendants have decided  to travel on the same epic journey, they tell Dan MacCarthy

ANALYSIS

Pat Flynn hears how the death of Caitríona Lucas has shocked her Coast Guard colleagues  and friends.

VIDEO

You might remember two-year-old Finn who took the internet by storm last week with his crazy story about Enda Kenny loaning him some cash and his pretty forthright views on the state of the Irish roads.

Well now he's back and this time, he's taking on the task of psychiatry.

VIRAL

A grandmother in England unwittingly has caused a bit of a fuss - by hanging her underwear out on her line.

We all like to think we know it all but how much do we really know? Today's quick quiz will put your smarts to the test.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Fresh from major airings at E3 and Gamescom, Ubisoft's For Honor is shaping up to be one of the most interesting action games of 2017.

MOVIES/TV: Westworld is getting ready to debut on HBO on the 2nd of October. And boy is it looking good.

TECH: Microsoft could be killing off its fitness tracker, the Microsoft Band, according to reports.

SHOWBIZ

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Elaine Crowley faces her biggest challenge yet on this week’s episode of Operation Transformation.

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