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Good afternoon. Here’s all the news you need to know this lunchtime.

IRELAND

Billionaire Irish businessman Denis O’Brien has been named in a Donald Trump attack on Hilliary Clinton, as Trump launched a series of negative statements on the Democratic candidate.

A jury has returned a verdict of unlawful killing following an inquest into the death of a man who was gunned down in front of his partner and their two children in a gangland-style shooting in Cork city just over six years ago.

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled a civil case brought against two men accused of involvement in the Omagh bombing was conducted fairly.

The Citizens' Assembly on abortion must focus on completely removing the 8th amendment from the Constitution, repeal groups have said.

Significant risk to patients has been found at three residential centres for people with disabilities according to HIQA.

Junior Cert students taught by ASTI members could lose 10% of their English grade because of a dispute with the Department of Education.

The HSE's international nurse recruitment campaign has brought just 83 nurses back to Ireland. 

WORLD 

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A top Russian diplomat says a threat from the United States to halt cooperation with Russia in the Syria conflict constitutes an "emotional breakdown" and says Russia is willing to support a 48-hour cease-fire around Aleppo.

A two-year-old New Hampshire girl is recovering at a Boston hospital after her sister, aged seven, accidentally ran over her while starting the family car.

The Italian prime minister has branded the UK's Brexit vote a "bad decision" and blamed it on former PM David Cameron.

SPORT

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Dublin manager Jim Gavin has reacted with surprise to the claim that former Sky Blues players privately agreed to put pressure on All-Ireland final replay referee Maurice Deegan through the media.

Arsene Wenger watched his Arsenal side ease to Champions League victory over Basle before insisting the Gunners remain his priority following suggestions he will again be a target to become the new England manager.

Football authorities will brace themselves for an escalation in the game's corruption crisis today after the latest series of allegations led to Sky Bet Championship club Barnsley suspending their assistant head coach Tommy Wright with immediate effect.

BUSINESS

The owner of the Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday is axing 400 jobs as it battles against plunging advertising sales.

There has been an over 12% jump in the number of people visiting Ireland since the start of this year. 

LIFESTYLE

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The notion of planets orbiting stars other than the sun is not new but advances in technology is bringing us ever closer to finding alien life, explains Mark Evans

ANALYSIS

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Is it the birth of a new era for preventing genetic disorders or a case of scientists meddling too far, asks Caroline O’Doherty

VIDEO

Coming up through the Rebel Óg age grades, this year’s Na Piarsaigh team always found that, while they were a good team, Sarsfields were a better one.

VIRAL

This ain’t nothing but a Galway thing. Emma O’Sullivan was dancing on the gorgeous cobblestoned streets of Galway yesterday when something very special happened.

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International Animal Rescue has released a top contender for heart-warming video of the year, and it’s sure to clean up during awards season.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Gears of War 4 is coming soon, and it's going to kick off with an extended prologue.

MOVIES/TV: Director Antoine Fuqua has been doing a great job in recent years with hits like The Equalizer and The Magnificent Seven, and his next project represents a whole new challenge.

TECH: The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is a staggering 2717 feet tall, making it the most skyscraping skyscraper currently on the face of the Earth. This fellow is throwing an iPhone 7 Plus from that great height.

SHOWBIZ

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Cheryl would reportedly marry Liam Payne “in a heartbeat”, as she’s rumoured to be expecting her first child with the 1D star.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

A top tourist town in West Cork has been named as one of the world’s top 100 sustainable destinations. Clonakilty, increasingly renowned for its ‘green image’, now rubs shoulders with places such as Canada’s Niagara Falls, Jackson Hole and Vermont in the USA, Cape Town in South Africa, Montepisano in Tuscany, and Tung Dap village in Thailand.


Lifestyle

Overshadowed by its giant neighbours it may be, but the smallest of the main Blasket islands, Beginish, is no less impressive in its own right.The Islands of Ireland: The miracle of Beginish

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We often hear how nature will do well, even come back from the brink of extinction, if given a chance and some human help.Birds of prey on the rise

In our country we still have places that bear no evidence of disturbance by man, that are in their pristine state and rich with all the elements that feed the spirit and deliver us into the world beyond the skin of the time and circumstances we live in.Unique ambience of Dursey Island under threat

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