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


Taoiseach Enda Kenny has promised he will prioritise extending voting rights to Irish people living abroad. Speaking at the Irish World Heritage Centre in Manchester this morning Mr Kenny again expressed condolences to the family of murdered British Labour MP Jo Cox.

The family of a Northern Ireland football fan who died during the European Championship in Lyon said he died doing what he loved.

Garda Ombudsman Commissioner Kieran Fitzgerald remains in a coma in a Spanish hospital today.

The State’s health services watchdog has found serious shortcomings in Cork University Hospital’s neurosurgery ward.

An online Lotto player has won €500,000 - and has an email waiting for them to let them know. Nice.

The Robinsons are moving on. Former Irish president Mary Robinson and her husband Nick have put their Mayo home up for sale. The pair are downsizing from the estate, which sits on 113 acres of land alongside Lough Conn, Co. Mayo - and it could be yours for just €2.75m.


A Muslim faith school has accused Ofsted of racist conduct after the watchdog expressed concern at the discovery of leaflets branding music and dancing as "acts of devil".

Investigators have started analysing the cockpit voice recorder from an EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea last month, killing all 66 people on board.


What should have been one of the proudest summers of Shane McGrath’s life turned into one of his most testing. Three years ago Eamon O’Shea appointed him as Tipperary senior hurling captain.

EURO 2016 

As he parted from his media inquisitors, Ciaran Clark bemoaned the fleeting time he’d had with his family around the Sweden game.

Roy Keane has saluted the "warriors" who have brought the physicality he loves to Euro 2016. The Republic of Ireland's assistant manager was never afraid of a challenge during his days as Manchester United and Ireland skipper and has been impressed by the players who have put their bodies on the line during the opening week of the tournament in France.

The English FA has said it will do all it can with French authorities to prevent a repeat of violence at the Euro 2016 tournament.

Check out all the latest news, views and banter in our dedicated Euro 2016 section


Mitsubishi has said it is expecting to make a loss of around $480m after admitting it cheated in fuel-economy tests.

A new TASC report being published today has found an increase in bogus self-employment contracts here. The number of self-employed workers has risen by 13% to 38% since 2006.


From knowing what a playdate is to caring about work/life balance, being a dad changes it all. Olivia Kelleher talks fatherhood with three well-known broadcasters.


Whatever recommendation is made should be automatically dealt with by our legislators, minus any attempts by them to tinker with it or alter it, writes Alison O’Connor


Many were left disappointed after Ireland's draw with Sweden but BallTalk's Steve Neville is still feeling optimistic. He sat down with Mike Sheehan to discuss the result and to look ahead to the game against Belguim.


Dads love tinkering. It’s a fact of life. Ralph Armstrong from Florida is no different - he was getting sick of flies landing on the meat he was preparing to barbeque outside so he came up with a solution.

BMW Group has unveiled its Rolls-Royce, Mini and BMW driverless cars of the future. The Vision Next 100 concept cars were shown as part of an event at The Roundhouse in north London to celebrate the company’s centenary.


GAMING: Mirror's Edge Catalyst reboots the franchise after an eight year absence with a fresh faced Faith. Is it born to run?

MOVIES: Orphan Black is one of those shows which you would probably really enjoy if you were watching it.

TECH: Google Photos does all manner of crazy cool stuff, including syncing your images for free to the cloud and automatically creating albums and sometimes great videos from your snaps and footage.


Wicked the Musical has been running since 2003 to generally rave reviews, now it's heading for the big screen in 2019.


One H&M shopper called out the high street fashion giant over its “unrealistically small” sizing in a post that has been shared more than 8,000 times. In a letter posted on Facebook, Ruth Clemens complained that her experience of trying on a pair of the store’s jeans in a size 16 – the largest size it stocks – “did not go well”.

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