Good afternoon. Here’s all the news you need to know this lunchtime.
The Environment Minister says Dara Murphy’s use of a garda car to travel from Cork to Dublin Airport was not an "appropriate use of resources".
There were 22 fewer murders recorded in Irelandin the 12 months before June 2015 compared to the same period last year, official figures have shown.
Europe’s leading drugs agency has warned about the danger of a psychoactive substance which has already been linked to at least four deaths in Ireland. The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) said data on the substance called a-PVP — also known as “snow blow” — indicates it is a potent psychostimulant.
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Seventeen refugees drowned when their boat sank yesterday off the Turkish coast while headed for the Greek island of Kos, the Anadolu Agency reported.
Russian president Vladimir Putin yesterday branded US support for rebel forces Syria as illegal and ineffective, saying US-trained rebels were leaving to join Islamic State (IS) with weapons supplied by Washington. In an interview with US networks recorded ahead of a meeting with US president Barack Obama, Putin said Syrian president Bashar al-Assad deserved international support, as he was fighting terrorist organisations.
Apple has retained its title as the coolest brand in Britain for a fourth year, but challengers are emerging in the form of Netflix and Instagram, according to an annual survey.
Three things we learned from Cork’s 10th Ladies Football title.
Another weekend of surprising football in the top flight. Here are five things we learned from the Premier League this weekend.
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt congratulated Keith Earls on his man-of-the-match performance against Romania yesterday, but said the player would be more interested in the collective result than individual plaudits.
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Global regulators have reached a draft agreement on a rule on stopping banks from being ‘too big to fail’ by requiring them to hold enough equity capital and bonds to avoid taxpayers being called on in a crisis.
A new professional body has been established in a bid to cement Ireland as a premier location of choice for multinational companies establishing a regional sales hub for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
European Affairs Minister Dara Murphy’s difficulty right now is not that his story keeps changing. , It is that another chapter seems to be added every day.
The ever present smartphone means people don’t bother striking up conversation with strangers anymore and self-confessed chatterbox Michelle Murphy isn’t one bit happy...
The German government has agreed to give its 16 states a total of around 4 billion euros next year to help them deal with the increased number of migrants and refugees entering the country.
As anyone who has been peering out their windows over the last few nights will know,the moon has been looking pretty darn amazing. Here are some of the best pics and videos from around Ireland.
Ever wonder what your other half gets up to when their home alone with the kids? This woman found out and, we imagine, she was pleasantly surprised.
GAMING: Six 3DS games will be re-released next month as part of the budget-price Nintendo Selects range.
MOVIES: Adam Sandler has a hit on his hands, with Hotel Transylvania 2 going down a storm on its launch at the US box office last weekend.
TECH: Google will officially announce the Huawei-built Nexus 6P tomorrow, but a new specs leak removes any element of surprise that might have been left.
Coldplay unveiled a new song at the Global Citizen Festival on Saturday. .
Kehlan Kirwan looks at the loss of the Web Summit to Lisbon and while it may be a great move for the event, it exposes a harsh reality for the Irish tech and start-up scene
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