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


Four people have died on Ireland's roads since last night. The latest fatality happened at around 4.45am in Co Donegal when a car a van were involved in a head-on collision on the N13 at Trimragh, Letterkenny.

Almost 15,000 signatures have been gathered in less than 24 hours in an attempt to stop the sale of 5,000 acres of land in the Dublin Mountains.

A young father from Co Offaly has been jailed for eight years for his part in the killing of 47-year-old Christy Daly two years ago.

New figures from the Central Statistics Office have revealed which sectors can expect to clock in the most working hours.

Householders may have to spend up to €5,000 replacing lead pipes. Irish Water will pay to replace the pipes outside properties but homeowners have to pay to strip out the lead piping inside.


Geneva police have increased a deployment at the city's airport and are conducting a sweep of identity papers and other checks after receiving unspecified information in connection with an investigation in France.

Turkey has issued warrants for the detention of 47 former executives and senior journalists of the Zaman newspaper, allegedly associated with a US-based Muslim cleric accused over the failed coup, according to the state-run news agency.

Hillary Clinton has told Democrats they have "just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling" by nominating her for US president on a night awash with history.


In his column, Ruby Walsh has paid tribute to JT McNamara:

" I knew John Thomas since I started riding. I rode with him as an amateur and, sporadically, against him as a professional. I also worked with him at Enda Bolger’s, so knew him very well. He was a very tough, but fair man. Hard, but gentle. And extremely honest."

It’s day three of the Galway Races, which gets underway at 3pm with eight races on the card. Tommy Lyons give us his tips for all today’s races.

Tipperary's Ronan Maher leads the Premier County into this evening’s Bord Gáis Energy Munster U21 hurling final against Waterford determined to claim an elusive provincial medal.


The Central Bank has cut its growth forecasts in the wake of the Brexit vote. It will see more than 1,000 jobs created.

Center Parcs' plan to build a holiday village in Co. Longford has got approval from An Bord Pleanála.


A return to the dark days of the Troubles in the North, with military checkpoints and a permanent divide, has been firmly ruled out by Irish and British leaders, writes Juno McEnroe.

Six months after plans were announced to set up a State inquiry into the ‘Grace’ abuse scandal, the case still faces delays, writes Political Reporter Fiachra Ó Cionnaith


Alopecia affects half of men over the age of 50 and half of woman over 65, and also affects younger people. It can have devastating repercussions on the psyche. What causes the hair loss and what treatments are out there? Rita deBrún finds out.


Rugby star Cian Healy found himself the focus of anger from Repeal the 8th supporters after a tweet apparently aimed at the recently-removed mural at the Project Arts Centre. He has since apologised and deleted the tweet which provoked the criticism.

The antics of one flower girl completley upstaged her aunt's wedding vows - but it everyone loved it.


Cork Airport is the first Irish airport to launch a ‘no drone zone’ as part of a crackdown on rogue drone operators.


GAMING: From today, Destiny players on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will be left behind when it comes to new content for the shooter.

MOVIES/TV: Gotham has proven to be a hit with comic book fans and the season 3 trailer promises plenty.

TECH: The OnePlus 3 made a big splash when it launched a few months back, with a single storage size at 64 gigs and a single colour option in graphite, otherwise known as a silvery/black kind of shade.


Big Brother presenter Emma Willis is so worried about her husband Matt dancing with “hot women” that she has banned him from competing in Strictly Come Dancing.


Almost 15,000 signatures have been gathered in less than 24 hours in an attempt to stop the sale of 5,000 acres of land in the Dublin Mountains.

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