LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Two young Irish women seriously injured in France crash; Hunt for families after Italian apartment building collapses

Here's your lunchtime news bulletin.


IRELAND: The condition of the two young Irish women who were seriously  injured in a crash in France is now said to be "stable".

IRELAND: The Garda Ombudsman has confirmed that it is investigating the death of a man in Dundalk Garda station last night.

IRELAND: The Garda Representative Association says calls for a public inquiry into the Jobstown case are "farcical".

IRELAND: The continued admission of children to adult mental health services is completely unacceptable, according to the Mental Health Commission.

WORLD:  A five-storey apartment building has partially collapsed along a railway line near the southern Italian city of Naples, and authorities are digging by hand to find anyone trapped.

WORLD: Terminally-ill Charlie Gard is not "suffering" and international attempts to intervene in his case have revived his parents' hopes, the boy's mother has said.

BUSINESS: Having promised in his leadership election campaign to help those people who get up early in the morning and who work and pay taxes, Leo Varadkar’s bluff will be called in October when his finance minister presents the first budget of their joint stewardship of the economy, writes Jim Power.

SPORT: Dónal Óg Cusack caused controversy on TG4 earlier this year when he recalled Cork manager Donal O'Grady's pre-match speech about the War of Independence.


FEATURE: The Taoiseach claims there is a lack of female TDs, hence so few at his Cabinet table. The Women for Election group is looking to ensure the only way is up for female representation, writes Niamh Hennessy.

SHOWBIZ: Coldplay’s politically-charged new track A L I E N S will raise money for an international migrant rescue group.

VIRAL: In possibly the gentlest of football initiations, veteran player John Terry was welcomed to new side Aston Villa by delivering a tender, acoustic rendition of Ben E King’s 1961 hit Stand By Me.

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