Catch-up with what you've missed so far today with our lunchtime briefing

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Catch-up with what you've missed so far today with our lunchtime briefing


A row of terraced houses caught fire close to one of the huge loyalist bonfires lit in the North to usher in the main date of the Orange Order's parading season.

A victim of revenge porn says it made her feel like she had lost control of her life. The Law Reform Commission is drafting new laws to help those who have been victimised.

University College Cork is set to transform a landmark former bank into a flagship business school hub after the city last night agreed to sell the building to the college.

The ten operators of EuroMillions today announced a range of changes which they say will result in more jackpots over €100m and twice as many jackpots over €50m every year.

TV3 and the Irish Daily Mail have to former Minister Phil Hogan[/url] for "untrue and damaging" publications.


At least a dozen people have been killed in a train crash in southern Italy, firefighters say.

A couple have gone on trial in Germany after the remains of eight babies were found at their apartment in Bavaria last year.


My, aren’t we a pious lot? Brian Gavin hadn’t brought proceedings to an end on Sunday when the “hurling correct brigade” were populating social media announcing Waterford’s defeat as a victory for the game.

David Beckham is one of the most likeable guys around and his stock is sure to go even higher Manchester United fans after the lovely gesture he made to 18-year-old Marcus Rashford.

EURO 2016

This is how we think Simon Cowell and his crew might have rated the teams at Euro 2016.


US billionaire John Malone’s Virgin Media — which owns TV3 and the cable operator — has confirmed plans to acquire UTV Ireland from ITV, in a €10m deal which will raise fears for jobs at both broadcasters.

The UK government has launched a consultation on changes to insurance rules and motoring regulations as it pursues its plans to allow driverless cars to take to the streets by 2020.


It’s hard to imagine anything more destabilising of the government than a heave against the leader, writes Fergus Finlay


From redheads to uniforms, Caroline Delaney reports on dating websites that focus on connecting like-minded people


Mikey, a pilot, has taken his five-year-old brother Robbie - who has William’s Syndrome - to the skies for Robbie’s first ever helicopter ride


A young man, understood to be an Irish backpacker, was rescued by Australian emergency services after going for a nap on a roof and becoming stranded.

A scuba diver, stranded 30 miles from the coast, captured what he believed would be his last words.


GAMING: Pokemon Go isn't officially out in Ireland yet but that hasn't stopped many people from downloading it early on iOS and Android.

MOVIES/TV: Ghostbusters is starting its slow rollout around the world, with plenty of territories left to open, so let's get with the spoilers!

TECH: A benchmark listing suggests that a follow-up to the Xperia X range released earlier this year is on the way.


2FM host Lottie Ryan has admitted her dad would be “proud as punch” of his children now.


Forget the blame game and get Cork hurling into intensive care, says Donal O'Grady

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