Your Wednesday lunchtime catch-up

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

Your Wednesday lunchtime catch-up

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SPORT

Tyrone footballer Tiernan McCann faces the possibility of missing the All-Ireland semi-final against Kerry due to a proposed eight-week ban, under a rule concerning ‘misconduct discrediting the Association’. Do you think an eight-week ban is reasonable punishment? Have your say here.

Dutch side ADO Den Haag had the most unlikely hero on the pitch last night - when their goalkeeper scored a goal of the season contender in stoppage team to nick a draw.

WORLD

Hidden doorways in an ancient Egyptian tomb may lead to the long-lost resting place of Queen Nefertiti.

In other news, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could be cleared of three sex assault claims as the prosecution time limits are set to expire while he remains in hiding in London.

BUSINESS

The People’s Bank of China devalued its currency the yuan with immediate effect yesterday and the impact on Ireland’s exporters is likely to be multifaceted.

China’s currency has fallen further following a surprise change in its exchange rate mechanism that rattled global markets and threatens to fan trade tensions with Europe and the United States.

ANALYSIS

Some of the big names behind the Irish bubble are coming back into the spotlight, but we need to be careful about the ‘globalisation’ of the property market, writes Michael Byrne

LIFESTYLE

Áilín Quinlan talks to two experts and asks their views on the Leaving Certificate. Betty McLaughlin believes that the level of training of teachers and broad range of subjects make it a great system but Dr Raymond Lynch argues that all the good work done by these teachers doesn’t show when the exam season starts. Let us know your opinion by taking our poll here.

VIRAL

This classic article from 14 years ago proves that Vincent Browne is a national treasure. It’s an interview with author Ulick O’Connor, and opens in spectacular fashion.

Did you see the Roses drop Daithi on the news last night? You can watch the clip right here.

TECHNOW

In gaming news, Ghost will no longer be voiced by Peter Dinklage. Instead it will be voiced by veteran voice star Nolan North.

David Lynch is returning to Twin Peaks to direct the entire new season and he’s going to be making it like one massive movie

Snapchat is rolling out a new data-saving Travel Mode, which should help keep you below your monthly data limits.

SHOWBIZ

Uggie the dog, the star of Oscar-winning film The Artist, has died. He was 13.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

A day after Alexander Pacteau pleaded guilty to the murder of Karen Buckley, Joe Leogue looks back at how Glasgow police contended with the mountain of fabrications by a serial liar who meticulously planned getting away with murder.

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