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


Businesses were barred from using the JobBridge scheme following allegations that interns were assaulted, bullied, had their safety compromised, and were forced to work unfair hours.

The acting Finance Minister, Michael Noonan, has confirmed that Fine Gael would like to see Labour join it back in government.

A nun from Derry has been confirmed as one of the victims of the weekend's earthquake in Ecuador.

Hill walkers are warning their hobby is under threat after a court case awarding major damages to a woman who fell on a trek in Wicklow.

Brian Meehan has failed in his attempt to have his conviction for the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin declared a miscarriage of justice.

A bus driver with 48 schoolchildren on board said he broke the speed limit to ensure the safety of his passengers.


EU policymakers are guilty of "killing by neglect" by cutting rescue missions in the Mediterranean - potentially costing the lives of more than 1,500 migrants, according to a report.

A jealous husband who decapitated his wife of 30 years and flushed her severed head down the toilet in an act of "grotesque savagery" will die behind bars in England.


Mario Balotelli has admitted he was never happy at Liverpool and does not want to go back.

Davy Fitzgerald says Clare were disrespected in the build-up to yesterday’s win over Kilkenny.


The country’s next government needs to prioritise the small and medium-sized business needs and create a “truly entrepreneurial culture” to bolster the economic recovery, according to a business group.

Negotiations between 16 oil producers in Doha ended without any agreement on limiting supplies, a diplomatic failure that threatens to renew the rout in prices.


It is 15 years since the residents of Ringaskiddy read in this paper about plans for an incinerator in their backyard. They tell Catherine Shanahan their opposition to the project has not dimmed.


Arlene Harris reports on the possible misdiagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)


A young girl from Cork has written a touching tribute to her late mother, who recently passed away.

Meet Sean. Sean is the nephew of snapchatter James Kavanagh and over the weekend James sat down with the 13-year-old to ask him about what it’s like to have autism - in honour of autism awareness month.


GAMING: The Division’s April update added the first incursion activity, Falcon Lost, but players have found a way to exploit it and reap the rewards multiple times.

MOVIES: Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation scored huge prizes at the Sundance Film Festival and is finally set to be seen around the world.

TECH: Instagram may still be better known for its still picture content but the company is investing heavily in the future of video.


Laura Whitmore brought her style A-game to Coachella this weekend in a number of festival looks.


Prior to the weekend certain question marks hung over the Waterford camp. The chief one was about their attitude approaching yesterday’s Allianz League semi-final.

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