Lunchtime briefing: Gardaí investigating shooting of ex-Real IRA boss appeal for dash cam footage. Catch up on the headlines

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

IRELAND

Murder squad detectives are trying to find dash cam footage of the scene where a former Real IRA boss was shot dead last week.

The body of a woman has been recovered during a search in Co Clare. The discovery was made this morning on day three of the search by volunteers from the Doolin unit of the Irish Coast Guard.

A 59-year-old Kerry man, who raped a woman in March 2011 after luring her back to a caravan from a pub in Dublin, has been jailed for 15 years.

A report is calling for Gardai who go on strike or take part in industrial action to face pension sanctions.

WORLD 

Lunchtime briefing: Gardaí investigating shooting of ex-Real IRA boss appeal for dash cam footage. Catch up on the headlines

The unwillingness of the United States to work with Russia in Syria contributed to the loss of the ancient city of Palmyra to the Islamic State group, a Moscow spokesman has said.

Six people have been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences in series of morning raids across the country, police said.

Egyptians are holding prayers for 25 Christians killed at a church next to main Coptic cathedral in Cairo in what was one of the deadliest attacks on the religious minority in recent memory.

Syrian government troops and allied militias have seized a wide strip on the southern edge of Aleppo from rebels, closing in on tens of thousands of civilians squeezed into the centre of the city, according to state media and an opposition monitoring group.

SPORT

Lunchtime briefing: Gardaí investigating shooting of ex-Real IRA boss appeal for dash cam footage. Catch up on the headlines

Arsenal will again face Bayern Munich in the Champions League's first knockout round following Monday's draw.

Dundalk FC have announced that Andy Boyle and Daryl Horgan will leave the club to join English Championship side Preston North End.

A digital interactive visitor centre dedicated to rugby worldwide is set to open in Limerick in September 2019. The high-tech 30,000 square foot exhibition space will represent an initial investment of €10 million by JP McManus.

Cork GAA standards have fallen and hard questions will have to be asked if the various county teams fail to deliver in 2017, county board chairman Ger Lane told delegates at yesterday’s Convention.

OPINION

Zombie-banks, anti-EU sentiment and a stagnant economy are just some of the issues facing a country that would be too big to bail out, writes Philippe Legrain.

In the US presidential election and the Brexit referendum, Facebook and Twitter not only allowed fake news to proliferate, but withheld data on voter intentions, says Philip Howard.

BUSINESS

More tourists are coming to Ireland and they are spending more while they are here, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office.

Ireland has been ranked sixth in a new Oxfam developed league table of the world’s worst corporate tax havens.

LIFESTYLE

It can be a big commitment for both kids and their parents but the lure of a chance to appear in the Christmas panto is irresistiblewrites Jo Kerrigan

SHOWBIZ

Lunchtime briefing: Gardaí investigating shooting of ex-Real IRA boss appeal for dash cam footage. Catch up on the headlines

We know, it seems like only yesterday that the whole country was suffering from serious Bieber fever as Justin Bieber played two sold out dates at Dublin's 3Arena in November. And today it has been announced that he'll return to our shores in 2017 as part of his stadium tour.

A celebrity doctor, two comedians, two actresses, a sports broadcaster, a news reporter, a Big Brother contestant, a model, a boyband member, and a Kerry GAA player will all be putting on their dancing shoes for RTÉ’s Dancing with the Stars.

VIRAL

SNL has turned their attention to our own Conor McGregor, with Alex Moffat impersonating the UFC lightweight champion on the sketch comedy show.

Police in the UK have taken to social media to hit back at criticism of armed officers posing for pictures with members of the public at a Christmas market.

VIDEO - OUR CHOICE

With only two weeks to go until Christmas Day, the people of Buttevant, Co Cork have been getting into the festive swing of things.

TECHNOW

GAMINGIt felt like the Super Mario game we always wanted for our phones was never going to come, but at last it looks like he’s on his way in Super Mario Run.

MOVIES/TVThe Timelines in Star Wars are a little topsy turvy, it's hard to keep on top of what film goes where.

TECHThe rumour mill is ablaze with an iPhone 7S announcement expected in 2017.

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