Your Tuesday lunchtime catch-up

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


Alexander Pacteau is in court in Glasgow today in connection with the death of Cork student Karen Buckley. He has admitted to the murder.

The Government is being asked to intervene at the "highest level" and help bring home two Irish children, whose father was killed in North Carolina over a week ago.

Your Tuesday lunchtime catch-up 

Gardaí had to be called after a horde of almost 200 teenagers “invaded” a tranquil seaside village and wreaked havoc during a weekend of drunken chaos.A number of the teenagers have since responded.


James McClean, ’the Northern Irishman from Londonderry’, is at the centre of a new Twitter row.

Elsewhere, Former Cork footballer Micheál ‘Haulie’ O’Sullivan believes John Cleary is the “best man” for the vacant Cork manager’s post.


Police have arrested nearly two dozen people in Ferguson, Missouri, during a fourth consecutive night of demonstrations marking the anniversary of the fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown.

Syrian authorities have arrested a relative of President Bashar Assad on suspicion of shooting a senior army officer in a traffic dispute, setting off rare protests in a coastal stronghold of the Assad family.


Irish fashion chain Penneys is to open a new store in Boston.

Back at home, plans for a multi-million euro hotel off Dublin’s O’Connell St has run into strong opposition.


In the second of a five-part series, we visit Cappataggle, Co Galway, where the closure of the post office led one retired schoolteacher to go on hunger strike in protest.


Leaving Cert students get their exam results tomorrow and, for many of them, this begins their journey into third-level education. Here’s some valuable money advice for students.


Celebrities have teamed up with John Oliver on his ’Last Week Tonight’ show to fill in the blanks on sex education.

Your Tuesday lunchtime catch-up

This dashcam footage perfectly illustrates the power of even the smallest tornado - and how grateful we should be that we don’t get them in Ireland.


Sony is increasing the price of one- and three-month PlayStation Plus subscriptions. The price of an annual subscription will remain the same.

The big screen adaption of Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City looks to be making some progress, as Paramount Pictures has picked up the rights to the novel.

Google announced that it is setting up a holding company called Alphabet, which will contain a collection of companies, including Google itself.


This is the hilarious moment when Little Mix are attacked by giant bug while performing live.


This dashcam footage perfectly illustrates the power of even the smallest tornado - and how grateful we should be that we don’t get them in Ireland.


One iron-clad prediction for the future is that virtual reality will only get bigger and better. For now, however, virtual reality is content with taking baby steps forward, by allowing gamers to become iron-clad instead.GameTech review: Solid offering from Iron Man VR shows virtual reality getting bigger

Often dismissed as the unruly fashion child thanks to the denim cut-off, shorts are a major player this season. As seen on the runways of The Row to Saint Laurent, designers are re-discovering the charm of shorts. Versatility is their style power. From knee-length to the biker there is one to suit all, writes Paula BurnsHow to find the perfect pair of shorts this summer

The skincare tips to help with mask acne and irritationThe Skin Nerd: How to counteract the effects of 'Mask Face' on your skin

As the junior TV talent show returns for a new series, Georgia Humphreys chats to and the other and other mentors back for new series of The Voice Kids

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