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

BREXIT

The UK has voted by 52% to 48% to leave the EU, after a 72% voter turn-out. David Cameron has resigned as British Prime Minister, and will step down in October.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has spoken for the first time since the Brexit referendum and has said he respects the UK's position on voting to leave the EU.

Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin has said British prime minister David Cameron was “reckless and irresponsible” to hold a Brexit referendum.

Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon is facing calls for new independence vote as Scotland

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump said it is a "great thing" that the people of the UK have "taken back their country" in voting to leave the EU, as he touched down at his golf resort in Scotland.

The Spanish government has called for shared sovereignty over Gibraltar in the face of Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

Follow live updates on events as the unfold HERE and get all the latest on what Brexit means for Ireland HERE.

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IRELAND

Almost 100,000 children in Ireland are victims of child poverty. That is according to the Children's Rights Alliance, which says thousands of children are going hungry every day.

Former Senator Jillian VanTurnhout has said fraudulent charities need to be shut down. Her comments follow the revelations made about Console on the RTÉ Investigations Unit on Prime Time last night.

WORLD 

A French court has refused to reopen an investigation into the death of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat amid suspicions that he was poisoned, saying there is no legal ground for an eventual murder trial.

Rescuers in China are searching for survivors of a tornado and hailstorm that killed nearly 100 people as it churned through farms and factories on the outskirts of a major eastern city.

SPORT

Former Laois star Peter O’Leary has accused GAA chiefs of favouring bigger counties, specifically Dublin, after the times for Sunday’s Leinster SFC semi-finals were changed following the Republic of Ireland's progression to the last 16 of the European soccer championships.

Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh has revealed what REALLY happened between the MMA fighter and the UFC.

EURO 2016

James McCarthy has outlined the extent of his disappointment at last week’s showing against Belgium, admitting it left him feeling the lowest in his career.

BUSINESS

London's top flight index pulled back from its 7% plunge after the Bank of England pledged to intervene to help shore up the markets.

The Irish stock market has seen an immediate impact on share prices following the news that Britain has voted to leave the EU.

LIFESTYLE

The gallant endeavours of Cork and Kerry explorers enriched our national heritage, writes Brendan Cardiff

ANALYSIS

One in 10 children here lacks adequate housing, food, clothing or warmth, but austerity was a political decision, as was the fact that poor families bear the brunt of it, says Tanya Ward

VIDEO

Isobel was told at CUMH that her baby would either die in the womb or an hour after being born. She decided to go to England for a termination but was appalled by the service and her treatment there, writesAlison O’Connor

VIRAL

Nobody seems to have told Ryanair about Brexit. The budget airline told customers it was selling 1 million seats from £9.99 to celebrate remaining in Europe, even though Britain voted to leave.

In the wake of Brexit, there has been a significant increase in the amount of British people searching for information on how to get an Irish passport.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Mighty No 9 has had a pretty interesting release so far, with plenty of unfortunate performance issues despite the game being a mostly 2d platformer. And that's just the lastest problem in a long list stretching back several years.

MOVIES/TV: Hey there's another Robert Landgon movie coming out with a very old looking Tom Hanks running around to save the world. Here's the second trailer for Inferno.

TECH: Seven months after its release, Adele's latest album, 25, has been added to Spotify's catalogue. The album is also now available from Apple Music, Google Play Music, Amazon Prime and Tidal.

SHOWBIZ

Simon Delaney has opened up about his awkward run in with Ellen DeGeneres. The TV3 star, who is currently promoting his new film The Conjuring 2, revealed that the studio he filmed at for the movie was next door to the Ellen show – and the chat show host greeted him a few times.

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War of Independence Podcast

A special four-part series hosted by Mick Clifford

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Commemorating 100 years since the War of Independence