Catch-up with what you've missed so far today with our lunchtime briefing

Good afternoon. Here’s all the news you need to know this lunchtime.
Catch-up with what you've missed so far today with our lunchtime briefing

IRELAND 

Independent Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae was hospitalised last night after a farm accident.

Councillors are calling for a 40% pay hike due to what they say is a substantial increase in workload.

A truck has overturned at junction nine of the M50.

Three Irish exchange students have escaped injury in a coach crash in Spain which killed 13 women.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses after a man in his 70s died in a horrific multi-vehicle road traffic accident in north Cork yesterday.

A survey by MummyPages.ie has revealed the average amount of Easter eggs a child in Ireland gets.

WORLD 

US President Barack Obama has started an extraordinary visit to Cuba, eager to push decades of acrimony deeper into the past and forge irreversible ties with America's former adversary.

Ryanair has condemned the "selfish actions" of the French aviation unions responsible for this week's industrial action, which has caused lengthy delays and cancellations for flights between the UK and France

SPORT

The GAA have confirmed locations for the upcoming quarter-finals in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A and 1B, following Sunday’s final round of fixtures.

Jonathan Walters deservedly picked up the FAI Player of the Year last night, after scoring five goals during the qualifying campaign that booked Ireland a place in the European Championships this summer.

BUSINESS

FlyDubai’s top executive said yesterday that conditions for landing were appropriate when one of its flights crashed at a windy airport in southern Russia, even though three other carriers rerouted flights to other destinations.

George Osborne’s budget and Duncan Smith’s resignation need careful scrutiny for their implications for Ireland.

VIEWPOINTS

Despite being cleared of any dereliction of duty, the failure of the Cork Brigade to take part in the rebellion weighed heavily on the minds of Tomás MacCurtain and Terence MacSwiney, writes Gerry White

LIFESTYLE

Second time around, Georgina O’Halloran vows to be better prepared for her new bundle of joy

VIDEO

Humans lived in Ireland 2,500 years earlier than was previously thought.

VIRAL

Ten post boxes across Dublin at locations such as Stephens Green and Liberty Hall have suddenly turned red.

We all know that cats love exploring, and it seems this feline likes to bring back a memento from its expeditions.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Sony is reportedly developing an upgraded version of the PlayStation 4, which will be more powerful.

MOVIES: Sing Street is in cinemas now and it's a riot of a time - a happy and joyous movie about a teenage boy who forms a band to impress a girl in 1980s Dublin.

TECH: Twitter will be sticking with its 140-character limit on tweets despite rumours that it would be upping it to as much as 10,000 characters.

SHOWBIZ

Graham Norton has hosted a fundraiser in memory of “an inspirational” teen from Co. Cork.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

The Coast guard has confirmed five people have died after a car came off a pier in Buncrana, County Donegal last night.

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