Your Tuesday lunchtime catch-up

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

TOP STORIES

A man has been arrested after a pharmacist was stabbed while he was working.

Two investigations are underway after confidential patient files were found on a street in Drogheda.

Cork is expected to get the go-ahead for vital road investment today with the promise of three key infrastructure projects for the second city at a cost of hundreds of millions of euro.

Ireland’s unemployment rate dropped slightly again over the past month, according to the Central Statistics Office.

WORLD

The undercover reporter known as the "Fake Sheikh" has been charged by UK authorities with conspiring to pervert the course of justice after the collapse of the drugs trial of pop star Tulisa Contostavlos.

A woman at the centre of an “utterly depraved” sex abuse ring which used children as “sexual play-things” has been jailed for life.

SPORT

The Mayo squad have reportedly held a vote on the current management team’s competence to do the job. The vote was held just over a week ago and came out against the joint management team of Noel Connelly and Pat Holmes.

On the recommendation of County Board chairman Patrick O’Sullivan, delegates at last evening’s Kerry County Board meeting ratified Peter Keane to succeed Jack O’Connor as the county’s new Minor football manager for a two-year term.

RUGBY WORLD CUP CENTRE

Your Tuesday lunchtime catch-up

Aided by plenty of positive reinforcement, Tommy Bowe made amends for his pre-season Twickenham nightmare with a couple of World Cup tries at Wembley on Sunday.

For more latest news, views and banter visit our Rugby World Cup Centre HERE 

BUSINESS

Latest figures from the Central Statistics Office have brought more good news for Ireland’s tourism industry.

Nama has announced the sale of its Project Jewel loan portfolio. It relates to loans secured on assets including Dundrum Town Centre and ownership interests in the ILAC Centre and Swords Pavilions shopping centres in Dublin.

ANALYSIS

US Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley had to give up his Irish passport to take up the role of a diplomat. But, as he recounts to Dan Buckley, that doesn’t make him feel any less Irish.

LIFESTYLE

More women are seeking treatment for eating disorders as mental health become less of a stigma. But many are in their 30s, 40s and 50s and their secret has had an enormous impact on their lives says Helen O’Callaghan

VIDEO

A popular Cork city centre restaurant has been gutted by fire.

VIRAL

RTÉ’s Washington Correspondent had to deal with an Unexpected Falling Object last night during a live broadcast on the Nine O’Clock News.

Your Tuesday lunchtime catch-up

A father of the bride invited his daughter’s stepdad to walk down the aisle with them, and the pictures are very emotional.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Media Molecule take their incredible PS Vita game Tearaway and bring it to new life on the PlayStation 4 in an Unfolded version

MOVIES: The X-Files is coming back to Fox in 2016, and it’s going to be big.

TECH: Apple’s iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus will be released in Ireland in October.

SHOWBIZ

He might be one of the world’s most sought after musicians at the moment, but turns out Andrew Hozier-Byrne has never forgotten his roots.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

A father of the bride invited his daughter’s stepdad to walk down the aisle with them, and the pictures are very emotional.


Lifestyle

Timothy Grady is in Bantry this week to host a concert, and read from his classic book about the Irish in London, writes Don O'Mahony.Giving voice to the emigrant experience

A care home builds links with kids, writes Helen O’Callaghan.Inside out: Children learn what it's like to live with dementia.

When you think of someone who is “into skincare”, you probably imagine someone in a face mask.The Skin Nerd: Why face masks aren’t as important as you’d think

With the evenings closing in and a welcome chill in the air, it’s time to embrace the new season now.Make the Transition: Turn over a new leaf this fall

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