Lunchtime briefing: Thousands raised for burial of girl who died on Christmas Eve in Ireland. Catch up on the headlines

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

IRELAND

Over $20,000 has been raised through a GoFundMe page to pay for the burial of a 10-year-old Nigerian girl, living in Canada, who died when her flight emergency landed at Shannon airport on Christmas Eve.

Emergency services in Cork are at the scene of a serious road traffic accident.

Gardaí will be out in force on the roads over the coming days. The Traffic Bureau say they will be manning breath testing checkpoints around the country over the festive period.

Inner city residents have objected to plans by the Cork Penny Dinners charity to develop a new day-centre.

WORLD 

Lunchtime briefing: Thousands raised for burial of girl who died on Christmas Eve in Ireland. Catch up on the headlines

Russian president Vladimir Putin said a Syrian ceasefire agreement has been reached with Turkey.

A top Chinese military general has been placed under investigation for alleged corruption.

Analysis of a crashed Russian military plane's flight recorders has shown there was no explosion on board, officials said.

Turkey's state-run news agency says police have detained a prominent investigative journalist for questioning over a series of posts on social media.

SPORT

Argentinian striker Carlos Tevez has reportedly joined Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua in a move that makes him the highest paid footballer in the world.

Samir Nasri will be able to play for Sevilla while an investigation takes place into the intravenous drip treatment he is said to have received at a Los Angeles clinic.

He may only be 17, but jockey Jack Kennedy not only secured his first Grade One winner when Outlander claimed the Lexus Chase - but he also notched the 100th success of his fledgling career.

This fan had the only reasonable response to being on a kiss cam.

OPINION

Donald Trump, and even Bernie Sanders, rapidly became mainstream in 2016. It used to take years, even decades, for an outsider to become an insider, writes Alissa Quart.

BUSINESS

A random walk around Cork City provides a swathe of developments that provide reasons to be optimistic as we enter the new year.

Irish stocks are headed into a loss of up to 4% in 2016, after a year of almost two halves in which prices tried to claw back the huge losses suffered following the UK’s Brexit vote in late June.

LIFESTYLE

Lunchtime briefing: Thousands raised for burial of girl who died on Christmas Eve in Ireland. Catch up on the headlines

The proliferation of social media has led to a wave of digital influencers, whether it be through their blogs, Instagram, or Snapchat. Paula Burns finds out how they work.

SHOWBIZ

Actor and singer Debbie Reynolds has died, barely a day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher.

EXAMVIRAL

When it comes to scientific achievements, 2016 has certainly been one worth celebrating.

Apple released its latest iPhone, PlayStation unveiled its virtual reality headset and Pokemon returned in app form, making 2016 a pretty good year for technology.

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