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 GP service that closed its clinics owing money to patients and staff has relaunched under a new name.  Like its predecessor GPNow, NetDrNow offers patients unlimited doctor visits for an upfront fee. It also offers the option of monthly direct debit payments.

Almost two thirds of people are now more reluctant to give to charities  after a spate of scandals in recent years.

The vast majority of members in the Garda Representative Association have said they are willing to take industrial action over pay.  Of the 9,875 members balloted, 95 % (6,069) voted in favour with just 4.7% (300) voting against.

Ibrahim Halawa, the Irishman who faces his 15th rescheduled trial with 493 other people on October 3 has written a letter on the year  that would have included his graduation day.

Luring expats home with tax savings is as "aerodynamic as a brick",  according to well-known financial advisor Eddie Hobbs.

WORLD 

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A mosque and an international congress centre were attacked in two explosions  in the city of Dresden, but nobody was injured, German police said.

The world was watching as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton clashed face-to-face for the first time.  The Democrat and Republican rivals squared off in a 90-minute debate at Hofstra University in New York – their first head-to-head debate in the race to the White House. It was screened to tens of millions of television viewers in America and live-streamed across the world.

Twitter seems to be in agreement after last night's US Presidential debate - Hillary Clinton won on the night,writes Greg Murphy An estimated 100 million people watched the candidates clash on trade, foreign policy and tax.

SPORT

Sky’s Live Monday Night Football proved a popular viewing choice last night,  despite the match on offer being a low-profile meeting between Burnley and Watford.

England manager Sam Allardyce has been filmed appearing to advise businessmen  on how to sidestep an outlawed player transfer practice, as part of a newspaper investigation.

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The death has occurred in Cork of Bertie O’Hanlon,  the last surviving member of the Irish team that won the Grand Slam and Triple Crown in the 1948 International Championship. 

BUSINESS

The European Commission is not demanding any changes  in Irish tax laws over the Apple arrangement condemned by Brussels, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said yesterday.

Banks took the biggest losses amid a slump in US stocks as investors worried about the financial health  of Germany's Deutsche Bank.

LIFESTYLE

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ANALYSIS

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Trump faces a media audience that has already given him a fool’s pass,  writes Fergus Finlay.

VIDEO

Our videographer Dan Linehan chatted to Cork captain Ciara O'Sullivan and All-Ireland final player of the match Rena Buckley  at their team's homecoming.

VIRAL

The internet was buzzing with comments on last night's US presidential debate but it was comments from  Fox News host Brit Hume  that seemed to ignite a frenzy on Twitter.

It's that time of the year when creepy crawlies come indoors searching for someone to mate with. The result is horror up and down the country  as unsuspecting home-owners recoil in terror at the invasion from our multiple legged friends. Here are the best pics of the spiders striking fear into humans from around the Twittosphere.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Firewatch is a game about walking and talking set in the wilderness of a great American park in the 1980s.  The developers at Campo Santo have formed a deal with movie production company Good Universe, who have worked on the likes of Last Vegas, Oldboy (the remake), The Night Before, Bad Neighbours and recent horror hit Don't Breathe.

MOVIES/TV: It's time for the Will and Grace crew to get back together with an actual episode that's all about the election race.  It's pretty great stuff, and the apartment looks FABULOUS!

TECH: Google has a major event planned for the 4th of October (which is somehow next week already) and they're going to be showing off  a suite of smart products.

SHOWBIZ

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U2 are celebrating their 40th anniversary as a band this year.  The Dubliners first got together in September 1976, and were originally called The Hype.

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