Lunchtime briefing: Public 'being double-charged for health system'. Catch up on the headlines

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

IRELAND

 The Managing director of health insurer Irish Life, which took over Glo and Aviva Health recently, has said that the Government is forcing them to pay for public care.

Senator Aodhan O'Riordáin has given an impassioned speech in the Seanad in reaction the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States.

The Environmental Protection Agency has said Ireland is on course to exceed its annual Greenhouse Gas Emissions limit for 2016.

A man has appeared in court again charged in connection with the murder of David ‘Daithi’ Douglas in Dublin's inner city.

WORLD 

Lunchtime briefing: Public 'being double-charged for health system'. Catch up on the headlines

Prominent gay black journalist Jonathan Capehart broke down during an interview with Channel 4 when asked if he was worried if his country “may become another America” under the recently elected Donald Trump.

The US president-elect has signalled he is ready to move swiftly to dismantle Barack Obama’s signature healthcare reforms when he takes office in the new year.

Bottled water must be delivered to lead-tainted homes in Flint, Michigan, unless residents opt out or officials verify that a water filter has been properly installed, a judge has ordered.

A British nursery worker has been charged with a number of child sex offences including the rape of a boy.

SPORT

Lunchtime briefing: Public 'being double-charged for health system'. Catch up on the headlines

Martin O'Neill's men head into Saturday's Group D showdown with Austria knowing they can make a major statement in their bid to reach the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

New York County Board chairman Laurence McGrath admits there are a lot of people “on edge” in the city’s GAA scene about US president-elect Donald Trump’s immigration policy.

Billy Holland chuckles when it’s put to him his first senior Ireland cap, against Canada tomorrow, is a reward for patience. Stubbornness, he prefers to call it.

Maori All Blacks head coach Colin Cooper need only point to the four players he lost to Steve Hansen this week as evidence of the importance his own representative team has in the cause of New Zealand rugby.

OPINION

The Guerin report essentially led to the downfall of Alan Shatter. He has never accepted the report and was yesterday backed by the Court of Appeal, writes Michael Clifford.

In the space of a short few months we have had the double blow of Trump and Brexit, writes Alison O’Connor.

BUSINESS

Even if America drops its corporate tax rate as a senior economic advisor to Trump has said, it may not have an immediate effect on Ireland.

Fair work and labour rights will be the focal points of an international conference today.

LIFESTYLE

Lunchtime briefing: Public 'being double-charged for health system'. Catch up on the headlines
 

O’Donovan Rossa’s great grandsons have made a documentary about their ancestor. It shows at Cork Film Festival, writes Ellie O’Byrne

SHOWBIZ

Lunchtime briefing: Public 'being double-charged for health system'. Catch up on the headlines

Following the news that Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States, it was announced that Katie Hopkins will make a guest appearance on tonight’s Late Late ShowSpeaking at a press conference yesterday, Ryan Tubridy said that he personally didn’t want her on the show, but it was a team decision.

VIRAL

It's not been an easy few days for 59,938,290 American's who voted for Hillary Clinton to become the first female president of the United States, but hopefully this little story has done something to cheer them up. One woman ended up running into the Democratic candidate herself days after the election.

VIDEO - OUR CHOICE

Rob Grimes, a man from Waterford has reimagined the John Lewis Christmas as it would realistically take place in Ireland and it is fairly true to life.

TECHNOW

GAMINGThe Last Guardian has been in development for almost 10 years. Did we think it was pretty much just vapourware? Well yes but we're also generally happy to be proved wrong.

MOVIES/TV: Star Wars Rogue One is in cinemas in a few short weeks, and the trailers are getting more and more emotional.

TECHOriginal programming has worked for the likes of Amazon and Netflix, and now Spotify is getting into the game.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

After Leonard Cohen's passing, a story from last August is even more poignant today.


Lifestyle

Conservationist Giles Clark takes on the illegal wildlife trade, as well as the task of building a bear sanctuary in Laos, South-east Asia, in BBC Two series Bears About The House.Five minutes with ... Giles Clark

Forget G-spots. Let's focus on the C-spot and close the orgasm gap once and for all.Sex File: The G-spot is dead. Long live the C-spot

Workshop leaders from the West Cork Literary Festival offer tips for writing in areas such as biography, short stories and travel, writes Des O’DriscollSo you want to be a writer?

'He told us we were so scared of dying, we forgot how to live” - Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment is this week's podcast pickPodcast Corner: Guru tells of sweat-lodge tragedy and James Arthur Ray

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