Your Tuesday lunchtime catch-up

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


The Irish Data Protection Commissioner will examine how today’s EU court ruling protecting personal information online will impact data being shared with the US.

More than 200 primary students were attending a school for six years before it was discovered it was a serious fire hazard, the Irish Examiner has learned.

A Donegal-born Nobel prizewinner has said he would love to bring his award to his home county.

The Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin has said he does not think Labour is being railroaded into a November election.

The ESB could face hundreds of compensation claims from residents after a court ruled it was liable for damage caused to buildings in University College Cork following record floods that engulfed Cork City five years ago.


An 11-year-old boy faces a murder charge after witnesses say he killed his eight-year-old neighbour because she would not let him see her puppy.

The US does not believe Russia’s incursion into Turkey’s airspace was an accident, a senior US official said, adding that urgent talks are underway on what to do about the weekend incident.


The ongoing search for senior inter-county managers is expected to dominate discussions at tonight’s Cork County Board meeting, but no appointments are expected.

The Mayo footballers do not need to explain why they voted ‘no confidence’ in Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly, according to James Horan.


Your Tuesday lunchtime catch-up

Jonathan Sexton will be hoping referee Nigel Owens can offer him protection this weekend from French heads and elbows that have previously left him battered and bruised.

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A new global corporate tax regime will directly affect Ireland for years to come.

Questions are swirling around Volkswagen’s only test centre in North America, following the German car giant’s admission that it rigged diesel vehicle emissions tests in the US.


Fire safety controversies have blighted apartment blocks and now a school, prompting Fiachra Ó Cionnaith to ask where go from here?


A new fashion photography book by Philip Treacy shows his work captured by the industry’s most iconic image makers, says Rachel Marie Walsh


Comedian Ross Browne, who you may recognise from RTE’s ’The Fear’, has sent us a video showing how every Irish person behaves on Tinder.


Will Sliney is getting to live every Sci Fi nerd’s dream, by telling a new Star Wars story for Lucasfilm.

If you watching the Nine O’clock News last night, you might have noticed that they were suffering from what RTE generously called technical difficulties.


GAMING: It’s not about playing well; it’s about looking good. That’s the impression given off by the latest ad for Guitar Hero Live, featuring Lenny Kravitz and James Franco.

MOVIES: If you’re anything like us, the very name Bone Tomahawk already has your attention. Add in the presence of Kurt Russell and the underrated Patrick Wilson, plus some Matthew Fox action, and there’s already a lot to like.

TECH: Microsoft is hosting a Windows 10 devices event today and it is making sure that everyone can tune in to hear about its announcements live.


Dubliner Baz Ashmawy and his show 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy has been nominated for an International Emmy Award.


If you watching the Nine O’clock News last night, you might have noticed that they were suffering from what RTE generously called technical difficulties.


Hannah Stephenson seeks expert advice on how we can dig into the benefits nature offers our wellbeing.How to grow your own mindfulness comfort zone

Kerry was my first taste of freedom. My parents left me with my aunty from the age of nine. My son is nine now, but the Irish college is gone, the shop is closed, and the once bustling church looks sad, like a forgotten song.Secret Diary of an Irish Teacher: a nostalgic night in Kerry

Posh Cork's agony aunt: sorting out Cork people for ages.Ask Audrey: Why aren't William and Kate coming to Cork?

Festival season approaches, legends come to the Opera House, and a young Irish phenomenon continues to impact on UK telly, writes Arts Editor Des O'Driscoll.Scene and Heard: 'the major voice of a generation'

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