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


Two further arrests have been made in the investigation into the murder of Gareth Hutch. They are being detained under the provisions of section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007 as amended.

The Former Minister for Justice Nora Owen has said the Gardaí's ability to tackle gangland crime depends on how they allocate the resources they are given.

A recent survey about gang violence reveals that 70% of people are concerned about recent violent episodes in Dublin.

Fianna Fáil's justice spokesman has said he is happy the Garda Commissioner "got a hard time" from the new Policing Authority.

Malnutrition affects one in four people admitted to hospital. However a new HIQA review has found that nutrition and hydration are not viewed as a priority in some hospitals.

The murder of Irish woman Jill Meagher could have been prevented, according to a coroner in Australia.

RTE First Dates star Daphney Sanasie who is accused of harassing celebrity chef Dylan McGrath has been given four weeks to decide how she will plead.


Barack Obama has became the first sitting US president to visit the site of the world's first atomic bomb attack, bringing global attention both to survivors and to his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons.

Search teams in the Mediterranean have picked up a beacon believed to be from the EgyptAir plane which crashed, killing all 66 people on board, the chief investigator has said.


Jose Mourinho has finally been confirmed as Manchester United manager. The former Chelsea man this morning joined Instagram to celebrate a new job at Old Trafford – and this was his first post.

Kellie Harrington is a World silver medallist, after losing her World championship final in Astana. The 26-year-old Dubliner fought bravely against China's Yang Wenlu, but lost on a split decision.

Footballer Ched Evans will go on trial to face an allegation of rape later this year.


The liquidators of the former Anglo Irish Bank are to pay €275m to the State this year. The payment is just over a tenth of all the cash that IBRC currently has on hand.

50 jobs are to be created in Longford at Kiernan Structural Steel. The company are looking for quantity surveyors, design engineers and steel construction workers for their fabrication plant.


People in North inner city Dublin are afraid and but work against the odds to tackle issues, writes Joyce Fegan


Every woman has experienced period pain at some point in her life. We have all become used to feeling under the weather for a few days a month. Medics disagree on whether time off work is the best way to deal with period pain, writes Arlene Harris


A Disney movie, parental love, and two autistic sons whose connection with Buzz and Woody gave them the language to communicate were all key to formulating a simple but genius idea that could help autistic kids the world over.


There was a nail-biting finish at America’s National Spelling Bee final yesterday as two tweens spelled words that most of us have never even heard of. But one word in particular lobbed at 11-year-old Nihar Janga caught the ears of Irish viewers.

Everyone loves a good office prank - except of course the victim - and this one could be the best yet!


GAMING: SCEE PS Plus Community Manager, The Frannifer, tweeted that June's free PlayStation Plus titles will be revealed next week. However, the weekly PlayStation newsletter may have tipped Sony's hand.

MOVIES: Chris Evans, i.e. the on-screen Captain America, had a to-the-point reaction to the latest Captain America comic storyline to share on Twitter..

TECH: A report cites unnamed bankers who worked with Apple who say that Apple may have been looking to purchase Netflix.


Are you on your way to Croke Park to see the Boss tonight? If so, hurry up - there are already people in line for the best viewing spot - the pit.


A man was ‘crucified’ by having his feet nailed onto the kitchen floor of a house where he was held captive, it was alleged yesterday at Limerick District Court.

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