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

The Tánaiste and Justice Minister says she "fully supports" the Garda Commissioner - but again stopped short of stating her confidence in her.

Enda Kenny is set to name 12 new junior ministers today.

A number of laptops, smartphones and a desktop computer have been stolen from the HSE in a five-year period it has been revealed.

Almost two-thirds of people have paid their Irish Water charges by the end of the first year of billing.

A young father was killed and another remains in a critical condition after a horrific car crash on the outskirts of Cork City.

The installation of a large electronic pay meter in front of a monument to 1916 leader Thomas Kent has been branded “an affront to his memory”.

WORLD 

A Egyptair plane with 66 passengers on board has crashed off the Greek island of Karpathos in Egyptian airspace.

Heavy rain has pounded the central Sri Lankan region where at least three villages have been swallowed up by mountains of mud, forcing soldiers and police to suspend rescue efforts.

SPORT

Former winners Ross Fisher and Padraig Harrington experienced contrasting starts when the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open got under way at the K Club on Thursday.

Dual star Seamus Kennedy is primed to make his senior hurling debut for Tipperary in Sunday’s Munster quarter-final against Cork at Semple Stadium.

BUSINESS

Ryanair has been forced to cancel over 70 flights today - to and over France - with delays expected to spill over into tomorrow.

Opel is preparing to recall almost 240,000 cars in Europe for a second time, over fears they could catch fire.

ANALYSIS

If the Garda Commissioner knew a false case was going to be made against Garda McCabe her position is untenable. If she didn’t, she still has questions to answer, writes Michael Clifford

LIFESTYLE

The seemingly innocuous spot on Leo Swift’s face was skin cancer, probably caused by exposure to sun while gardening. Irish people forget that UV radiation is high here between March and September, says Áilín Quinlan

VIDEO

It may look like a serious incident, but the scene on the N71 between Bandon and Clonakilty today was merely a simulated accident to raise awareness of road safety.

VIRAL

A Cork woman living with Lyme disease has been forced to ask the public for donations so she can receive life-saving treatment in the US.

US adventurer and animal enthusiast Coyote Peterson captured an amazing moment while trekking through the jungle in Costa Rica.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Dishonored 2 is coming to consoles and PC in November 2016 and it's promising even more complicating killing in a new location.

MOVIES: There was a rumour awhile back but now we know for sure - Meg is real and Jason Statham is going to come face to face with a giant shark.

TECH: With the amount of content we stream and download, internet speed has never been more important. Netflix has launched a tool to test your internet speed.

SHOWBIZ

Meet Leila Lacase, the 10-year-old Argentinian who popped up on stage with Paul McCartney and demanded a jam session.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

A young father was killed and another remains in a critical condition after a horrific car crash on the outskirts of Cork City. Cian Hourihan, 20, from the Lough area on the city’s southside, died when the car in which he was travelling with four male friends, was involved in a two-car crash near Ballincollig, at around 8.30pm on Tuesday.

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