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 woman has been found guilty of murdering a man she claimed was in love with her by driving them off a harbour in Wicklow.

A section of parkland in Clondalkin in Dublin is sealed off today after an alleged sex assault overnight. A female cyclist reported being raped by the side of the road near parkland, after three men pulled her off her bike into nearby bushes.

Developments worth several hundred million euro are signalled for strategic Cork city and harbour water-fronting sites, at CIÉ-owned Horgan’s Quay, and separately at Marino Point for Port of Cork.

The Unite union has today called on the Government to heed the findings of a recent poll which showed almost two-thirds of people in Ireland favour a referendum on TTIP and CETA.

Garda Inspector Michael Harrison has said that three people who died in an overnight head-on collision between two cars may have known each other.


French officials have identified the second man involved in the murder of a priest in a Normandy church.

Tourists in France will be protected by armed police and soldiers at holiday sites, including beaches, this summer, according to reports.

US president Barack Obama has implored Americans to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, casting her as a candidate who believes in the optimism that powers the nation's democracy and warning against the "deeply pessimistic vision" of Republican Donald Trump.


The attacking statistics are simply not adding up for Waterford’s senior hurlers, writes Peter McNamara.

Darren Clarke has backed Rory McIlroy to win a third US PGA Championship at Baltusrol and avoid extending his winless streak in majors to two full years.

Former Genk manager Alex McLeish has warned Cork City to brace for “an onslaught” in tonight’s Europa League first leg clash in Belgium.


The latest Dublin Economic Monitor shows unemployment is down and jobs growth is strong, with over 600,000 Dublin residents now employed in the city.

Lloyds Banking Group is cutting 3,000 jobs and shutting 200 branches as the lender braces itself for a cut in interest rates following Britain's decision to quit the European Union.


They comprise 22% of the US electorate and are decisive, but they do not vote uniformly and while they want a president of belief, he or she does not have to be of their faith, says Jonathan Alter


Brendan J Byrne tried to ensure his documentary on Bobby Sands gave a balanced view of the IRA man who died on hunger strike, he tells Esther McCarthy


In response to the removal of the Repeal the 8th mural that was painted on a wall in Temple Bar, an artist has created another graffiti style piece in Arklow.

A bit of quick wit and savvy artistry has reimagined this rundown Dublin pub into an advertisement for good times.


It can be tough to dress to impress for a date. You want to look like Ryan Gosling without looking like you're trying too hard. Well, Salinger's Boutique in Cork have the perfect options to leave your date amazed at your on point style.


GAMING: Pokemon Go is a lot of fun, but sometimes it's also inappropriate. At least that's the perspective of the Japanese government, who are urging the makers of the game to remove the crafty creatures from certain areas, including the Hiroshima peace park which is dedicated to the memory of that terrible day in 1945.

MOVIES/TV: Alrighty so there's a new Star Wars movie out this week and its the first theatrically released movie in the franchise which isn't part of the numbered flicks originally conceived by George Lucas.

TECH: The new iPhone will reportedly be available to pre-order from September 9.


Kerrie Harris wins girlfriend of the year with the surprise party she planned for her man Robbie Brady.


A district court judge has stated that it is “scandalous” that the State is paying a private operator €4,500 a week to house a troubled teen with no services.

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