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

A woman refused a three-storey council house overlooking Cork harbour because she and her children would get sea-sick peering out the window.

The building housing Indaver Ireland's waste-to-energy facility proposed for Ringaskiddy will not be impacted by coastal erosion during its lifetime, according to an expert witness for the waste management company

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have been accused of having their minds on another election rather than forming a Government.

The head of the Association of Garda Superintendents says the force needs 800 new recruits a year, to keep up with the required modernisation programme.

Four boy racers were yesterday fined a total €15,000 after gardaí in Kerry mounted a covert operation near Killarney two weeks ago.

Temperatures are expected to reach 17C in parts of the country today.

WORLD

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have emerged victorious in party primary contests in their home state of New York.

Beaches in Italy, Spain, and France are targets for attacks in the coming months, according to intelligence chiefs, with terrorists posing as vendors and placing bombs under sunbeds.

SPORT

The Cork woman who became an internet sensation this week following her astonishing ‘against-the-odds’ win in the 4x400-metre relay at the Irish University Athletics Championships has described the reaction as “absolutely insane”.

With the MMA world reeling from the news of Conor McGregor’s retirement, highly-regarded MMA reporter Ariel Helwani has suggested the death of Joao Carvalho may be a factor.

BUSINESS

Ryanair is battling lower fares in the first months of its financial year, weighed down by French air-traffic controller strikes and by travellers’ concerns about a future terrorist incident following last month’s bombings in Brussels.

There has been strong growth in new car sales so far this year, according to the motor industry. Nearly 83,000 new cars were sold in the first three months of this year – that is up 28% on the first quarter of 2015.

ANALYSIS

Yesterday was billed as D-Day. The day it could all go right or all go wrong, writes Daniel McConnell

LIFESTYLE

First Dates invites viewers to share a meal with some nervous couples who have just met. Marjorie Brennan gets the lowdown on the new Irish version.

VIRAL

Artists like Pearl Jam have canceled North Carolina performances to protest the state's controversial anti-LGBT law, but Stephen Colbert believes he can bring people together through the magic of television.

This painting on a wall is has been confusing the internet for the last few days.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Famed action franchise Ratchet & Clank is back today, with a full remake of the original game for the PlayStation 4.

MOVIES: Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer) is reteaming with Denzel Washington for a major new version of the classic Western The Magnificent Seven. The first trailer has dropped and it's looking like a great time at the cinema.

TECH: Apple handsets have been proudly bearing a colour called 'rose gold' for a few years now, and Samsung wants some of that action.

SHOWBIZ

There’ll be a lot more going on than just knicker stitching for the workers at Underworld this spring in Coronation Street.

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Four boy racers were yesterday fined a total €15,000 after gardaí in Kerry mounted a covert operation near Killarney two weeks ago.

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