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


Paddy Hill has today welcomed the decision to order new inquests into the deaths of 21 people in the Birmingham pub bombings in 1974.

A man arrested as part of the investigation into Gareth Hutch’s murder has appeared in court charged with the unlawful possession of a handgun.

A man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting last April in Cork city.

Ireland has been warned to prepare for Donald Trump becoming the next President of the United States. Economist David McWilliams says the Republican hopeful stands a real chance of beating his likely Democratic rival Hilary Clinton.

The former Minister responsible for water bills has said the public either charge for water or face massive fines from Europe.

A Romanian woman who pulled out bundles of €50 notes to peel off €100 towards securing her release on bail, was ordered by a judge to “hand the whole lot over, and the rest”, referring to sterling that she had separated from her euros and placed inside her blouse in the court.


A French ship has picked up signals under the Mediterranean Sea, presumed to be from black boxes of the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month, killing all 66 passengers and crew on board, Egyptian officials say.

The UN children's fund has issued a stark warning to Iraqi troops and Islamic State militants to spare thousands of youngsters trapped by the battle for Fallujah.


#Euro2016: Robbie Keane has been included in Ireland’s squad of 23 for the European Championship finals despite a calf injury having ruled him out of the match against Belarus at Turner’s Cross.

The devastating impact of addictive gambling in Tipperary’s GAA has been revealed in a series of interviews to be broadcast on local radio today.

With provisions in place should Joe Schmidt be selected to lead the Lions tour to New Zealand next summer, IRFU performance director David Nucifora explained that his ultimate successor as Ireland coach is already in the Irish system. Elsewhere, the IRFU are waiting for Paul O’Connell to say the word and the union will intergrate him into the coaching structure within Irish rugby.


Airline leaders from around the world will gather in Dublin for a major summit beginning on Thursday.

Britain’s FTSE-100 share index snapped a three-month run of gains and sterling fell against all of its major peers yesterday as two new opinion polls surprisingly indicated that UK voters now favour the country leaving the EU.


Like the sex lives of football players, we all want to handle a currency we can trade-up in, writes Gerard Howlin


The lavish, white wedding dress is not every girl’s dream. Make your own or buy a ready-to-wear option and avoid hassle and expense, says Carolyn Moore


Patrick Corr and his blind cat, Stevie, successfully climbed Carrauntoohil for charity.


Communion money can be a bit of a contentious issue - how much to give, how much should the little one get to keep and spend and what to save. But this little girl had a different approach - she decided to use it to buy food and give it to some people who are homeless.

There is something very endearing about this video of a police officer and a young boy having a dance-off surrounded by the local community.


GAMING: EA has announced that it will host a livestream of Battlefield 1 gameplay immediately after its E3 press conference next week.

MOVIES: It might be summer, depending on the day in Ireland, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make some time to check out a few flicks while hoping that the rain holds off for the weekend.

TECH: Fire is beautiful. Also deadly but we're focussing on the positives right now. The only thing more beautiful than regular fire is slow motion fire, with the gentle arcs blooming outward to fill the space, flowering as its eats up oxygen.


Friends fans will fondly remember the Ugly Naked Guy who lived in the building opposite the gang. He was mentioned in many episodes and was even see on screen on a couple of occasions – when the friends prodded him with a giant poking device and when Ross stripped down with him in an attempt to get his apartment – but we never saw his face…until now.


We don’t own our natural resources under Article 10 of the Constitution. It needs to be repealed, but is there anyone with the bottle to take it on, asks Eddie Hobbs

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