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


Fundraisers for Console have said they are looking at withdrawing their support for the charity after serious issues were raised about governance and spending.

Missing woman Karen Scott has been located safe and well today in Dublin city centre. The 44-year-old, who has Down Syndrome, was reported missing from her Finglas home after she left last Friday afternoon with a red suitcase.

The trial of Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt has been postponed again, its 14th postponement. It had been hoped a decision would be made today.

A man is in hospital after he was shot by a garda in Limerick. The man, in his 30s, was shot in the face. Members of the Regional Support Unit based in Cork had been tracking the movements of a car travelling into Limerick. The injured man is now in a stable condition in hospital.

The European Commission has said student exchange programmes between Ireland and Britain will continue for at least another two years, until the UK formally leaves the EU.

Residents of a housing estate in Cork City say they are “living in fear and terror”, due to a marked rise in criminality.


The Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has condemned the attack on Ataturk Airport in Istanbul. At least 36 people have been killed and 150 others injured when a gunman opened fire. before he and two others blew themselves up.

The Tory race to be the next British Prime Minister has begun in earnest as senior figures threw their weight behind Boris Johnson and Cabinet minister Stephen Crabb prepared to formally launch his rival campaign.


Michael Ryan has defended Steven O’Brien’s inclusion in the Tipperary senior hurling panel in the wake of comments made by football selector Tommy Toomey.

EURO 2016

Paris is to confer a medal of honour on the Irish soccer fans that turned the city into a sea of green and viral video hits over the course of Euro 2016.


There has been a rise of 6.9% in the price of residential properties in the year to the end of May.

Three years after the UK stunned the world by voting to leave the EU, Britain has regained its economic and financial footing, as well as its national confidence. A smaller, and more unified, EU now functions more coherently. Is this what the UK and EU will look like in 2019?


As summer sipping gets into gear, dedicated researcher Joe McNamee checks out the best spaces for an outdoor libation.


And in the Brexit vote for Britain to leave the European Union, that means inflicting more harm than good on the economy, says Cass R Sunstein


Stephen Hawking says pollution, greed and stupidity are the greatest threats to Earth and that marriage is a triumph of hope over experience.


It’s been a bumper season for whale, dolphin and shark watching with the animals spotted up and down our coasts. But that doesn’t mean we can’t get excited by a new one - especially a rare sighting such as this.

We all know smartphones and tablets are wonderful tools of information and communication and, for most, an essential piece of kit but their usage in bed has now been linked to vision problems.


GAMING: FIFA fans have uncovered a chemistry glitch within the Ultimate Team mode, which EA now says it is looking into.

MOVIES/TV: Game of Thrones season 6 is over and we're going to have to wait most of a year for more violent tales from this fantastical land.

TECH: Pebble has already launched two products in a big way on Kickstarter, and their most recent campaign is the biggest yet.


RTÉ sports presenter, Jacqui Hurley, has opened up about losing her brother, Sean Hurley, when he just was 25 years old.


Former Console boss Paul Kelly and his wife and son spent almost €500,000 on designer clothes, foreign trips, groceries, and other expenses between 2012 and 2014, an RTÉ investigation has claimed.

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