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 

It is understood that the man who died today's accident in Spain is from the mid-Cork area. The man, who is aged in his 20s, died yesterday in the Costa del Sol resort of Torremolinos. It is understood the man was on holiday with family and friends.

The daughter of a Dublin man stabbed to death in a Sydney restaurant has said she loves him "more than anything" and "will always be (his) girl". Keith Collins was having dinner with his girlfriend Jovi Pilapil yesterday evening - some outlets report it was their first date - when a man reported to be her ex-partner attacked the couple.

Alan Kelly has claimed the Irish Constitution “repeatedly blocked” him from implementing solutions to the housing and homeless crisis.

An Independent TD has today warned Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil that he and his fellow Independent deputies could pull out of talks at any time.

Sinn Féin Cork City Councillor Stephen Cunningham, who sparked a widespread search after being reporting missing, has today thanked family and friends for their concern.

WORLD 

Donald Trump has done a U-turn on his controversial suggestionthat women should be punished for seeking abortions if they are ever banned.

South African president Jacob Zuma "failed to uphold" the constitution when he did not pay back some of the millions of dollars in state funds used to upgrade his home, the country's Constitutional Court has ruled.

Russian demining experts have arrived in Syria to start clearing mines in the ancient town of Palmyra. The recent recapture of Palmyra by Syrian troops under the cover of Russian airstrikes was an important victory over so-called 'Islamic State' extremists who operated a 10-month reign of terror in the city.

SPORT

The Republic of Ireland camp are waiting to find out the extent of Jon Walters knee injury. It's reported the Stoke striker could miss the rest of the season for his club, meaning he may not be 100 percent fit going to Euro 2016.

UFC supremo Dana White has confirmed Conor McGregor will get his shot at revenge against Nate Diaz in Las Vegas this July.

BUSINESS

Brittany Ferries has today reported a 19% increase in the number of early bookings compared to the corresponding period last year.

Music streaming service Spotify has followed Uber’s lead by choosing to raise $1bn (€880m) in convertible debt, instead of a more traditional round where investors buy shares.

LIFESTYLE

Mother-of-three and self-confessed  messer, Esther N McCarthy, invites professional declutterers into her home to help tackle the dump room. The results will be on RTÉ’s Nationwide tomorrow night

VIEWPOINTS

Donald Trump’s rhetoric may be idiosyncratic but he has made the idea of an isolationist America a popular subject for discussion among the Washington mainstream, says Peter Apps

VIRAL

A simple task in the garden resulted in a man becoming stuck, waist down, in a compost bin.

A man who filmed a rat crawling over a sleeping commuter on the subway in New York has been criticised after he posted the video to his Instagram account.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Sony has revealed the games that will be free to download for PS Plus members in April.

MOVIES: Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice is a huge film, with almost two and a half hours of gorgeous visuals, crazy characters and story hints for the future of the Justice League. Here's a massive eight minutes of goodies you missed in the cinema.

TECH: A WhatsApp update adds a range of text formatting options, so you can emphasise certain points in your messages. You can add bold, italics, and strikethrough to text, and it’s not too difficult to do.

SHOWBIZ

Actor and comedian Ronnie Corbett has died at the age of 85. A statement from his publicist said: “Ronnie Corbett CBE, one of the nation’s best-loved entertainers, passed away this morning, surrounded by his loving family.

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Daniel James, in conversation with Peter McNamara, recalls this date last year when a defibrillator saved his life after a GAA match in Cork city

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