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


The father and son found in a Dublin stream yesterday have been named locally as Sean Sweeney and three-year-old Lee. Post mortems will be carried out on their remains later today.

Wreaths will be laid at seven locations around Dublin which were key to the Easter Rising as commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the rebellion continue across the country.

Senior Government ministers will attend wreath laying memorial events at key Easter Rising sites this afternoon to mark the first shots fired in the rebellion 100 years ago.

There are no Luas services in Dublin again today as the long running dispute over pay and conditions continues.

The bravery of a father-of-four who suffered a catastrophic stroke at the age of 47 has inspired friends to launch a fundraising campaign to help meet the substantial costs of his rehabilitation.


Dutch police who arrested a French national in Rotterdam on suspicion of "planning a terror attack" found ammunition at a house they searched.

The death toll from the bombings in Brussels has risen to 35, Belgian officials said. Four of those wounded in the Brussels airport and Metro blasts last week have died in the hospital, the Belgian health minister announced.

Donald Trump has said Europe are “not safe places” following the recent terror attacks.


Chris Eubank Sr criticised the referee's handling of his son's fight with Nick Blackwell while Michael Watson was left with a feeling of "deja vu" as Eubank Jr's opponent remained in an induced coma last night.

Wes Hoolahan has admitted he will consider his international future this summer. The 33-year-old Republic of Ireland schemer had to wait until June 2013 for his first competitive start for his country as then manager Giovanni Trapattoni finally bowed to popular pressure to hand him his chance.


Former HSBC Holdings chief executive Michael Geoghegan is among 250 business leaders backing the push for the UK to leave the European Union.

Retailer Argos has raised €80,000 for the Irish Cancer Society, since the launch of its two year partnership in March last year.


It’s hard to grasp the true scale of the homeless and housing crisis until you’re working in the midst of it, writes Diarmaid Twomey


Eilis Barrett has just released her debut novel, having decided at age 12 that writing would be her career, writes Rita deBrun


You’ve probably had more chocolate eggs than you should this Easter. And there’s a tiny voice inside you telling you to stop stuffing yourself. So once you’ve had your fill of scoffing chocs, try our pick of these eggs-cellent recipes that will put your creamy delights to good use.

A Siamese cat survived eight days in a box after she was accidentally put in the post by her owners.


GAMING: Check out the tactics you'll have to use to survive as revolutionaries in the upcoming shooter Homefront The Revolution.

MOVIES: No April fools, these movies are ready for your eyeballs including some sports drama and an honest to goodness one take wonder

TECH: The OnePlus 3 is tipped to be revealed on April 7 and its specs have appeared online, courtesy of a benchmark test.


Adele made a surprising revelation during her concert in Glasgow on Good Friday. The Oscar-winner revealed she grew a beard and gave it a name – Larry.


WHEN our national soccer manager Martin O’Neill was asked if the partners of players would accompany the team to Euro 2016, this is what he said: “Well, it depends on how good looking the girls are. If they are really attractive, they’re very, very welcome. The uglier ones, I’m afraid not.” He delivered this line in a kind of deadpan JackDee-wannabe tone. Dead down the pan more like. Are you on drugs, Martin?

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