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 

Gardaí in Cork city are investigating an attack in which a woman in her 20s had her face slashed.

The woman whose ex-boyfriend recently had his sentence increased for raping her in her sleep, says she is 'heartened' the original ruling has been overturned.

The man shot in last night’s gangland-style attack in Co Meath has been identified as 55-year-old Noel Duggan.

A Cork woman has told of how she thought she and her family were going to die in Tuesday’s bombing of Brussels Airport.

A man who claimed gender discrimination and harassment on the basis that a female hotel employee was frequently present in the hotel’s male changing room when men were naked has been awarded €2,000.

WORLD 

A second attacker is suspected of taking part in the bombing this week of a Brussels subway train and may be at large, according to Belgian and French media reports.

Two pieces of debris discovered along the coast of Mozambique are "highly likely" to have come from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australian authorities have said.

SPORT

Athlete Rob Heffernan has become an Olympic medal winner. The Cork man has been awarded a bronze for the 50 kilometre walk at the 2012 London Olympics.

Bernie O’Connor says it is a “definite” that hurley makers will lose their livelihoods as a result of the ash-dieback disease and claims it will change the essence of the game of hurling.

BUSINESS

William Hill has warned over profits after its online trading was hit and the group suffered the "worst" Cheltenham results in recent history.

The body charged with improving the standard of public administration in the country made a €126,688 settlement with the Revenue Commissioners in 2014.

VIEWPOINTS

The civilians of 1916 did not deserve their deaths any more than the 35 who died in Brussels, writes Victoria White

LIFESTYLE

Ford was once a pillar of employment in Cork but their plant in Dagenham was also huge employer for generations of Irish in England. With our economic relationship facing the threat of Brexit, Robert Mulhern spoke to retired workers about an industrial link that uprooted Irish villages and planted them in what was then Europe’s biggest factory.

VIDEO

The man shot in last night’s gangland-style attack in Co Meath has been identified as 55-year-old Noel Duggan.

VIRAL

Calls are growing online for the man who saved a baby from a sinking car to be given a special Presidental Award.

Imelda May has gone back to her roots – by visiting the place she used to work.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Forced Showdown, an upcoming deck-building meets twin stick combat game from BetaDwarf, will take an interesting approach to its launch price.

MOVIES: Lost fans have a treat in store with some news from composer Michael Giacchino.

TECH: If an external shot of Ice Cross racing wasn't enough to convince you that competitors have a death wish, this first-person footage will remove all doubt.

SHOWBIZ

Love/Hate star Barry Keoghan has revealed he was recognised for his role as the infamous cat killer in New Jersey.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

As the anniversary of 1916 creeps up on us this weekend, commemorations are flooding the country with poignant celebrations of Irish history - but this one has left us feeling particularly emotional.

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