LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Motorists warned over weather conditions; deceased teenager named

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IRELAND: Thunder storms have left parts of Ireland with no power, while drivers are urged to heed rainfall warnings.

IRELAND: Tributes are being paid this afternoon to a Longford teenager who lost his life while swimming with around 20 others in the River Shannon.

IRELAND: Gardaí in Irishtown are investigating the alleged serious sexual assault of a young woman in Dublin. Meanwhile, 24 people have been arrested in the Tallaght area in a Garda crackdown on drug dealing.

WORLD: The BBC has revealed its top talent pay - with DJ Chris Evans topping the list pocketing over £2 million.

BUSINESS: London’s economy is wobbling from the early effects of Brexit judging from the capital’s faltering housing market, fewer EU citizens seeking work and weaker job creation, according to a report from the Centre for London think-tank.

SPORT: The first photos and video have been released of the newly redeveloped Páirc Uí Chaoimh, and you have to say that the GAA venue looks very impressive.

SPORT: This Tour de France cyclist’s veiny legs will almost certainly make you wince.

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VIRAL: These photos of last night’s thunder and lightning are insane.

ARTS: Cillian Murphy has managed to make his name in Hollywood and maintain his film integrity. Here, he talks to Shilpa Ganatra.

VIRAL: Watch the moment Sharon Shannon beckons a herd of cows with a tune.



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