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


Gardaí are investigating Michael Noonan’s handing of the ‘Grace’ case when he was Minister for Health after receiving a complaint.

Patients could now receive hospital check-ups at their local Post Office under radical plans being developed.

An Irish man who has been branded an illegal immigrant in Australia says he fears for his safety.

Two of the country's biggest banks are trying to reassure the public that they could cope with another recession.

Pollution appears to be the cause of a major fish kill on a river outside Cork City over the weekend. About 700 fish were killed over a 2km stretch of the Curraheen River, near the municipal park known as Murphy’s Farm.


One of the terrorists involved in last week's attack in France had been working in an airport.

A hot air balloon burst into flames over central Texas on Saturday, killing all 16 people aboard, in one of the deadliest such accidents on record. It apparently struck power lines.


Jimmy Walker enjoyed the "surreal" feeling of claiming his first major title after surviving a marathon final day and a stunning late thrust from defending champion Jason Day to win the weather-affected US PGA Championship.

I have been involved in some proud, emotional days in a Tipperary jersey and I cried when Liam McGrath raised the All-Ireland minor trophy in 2011. But this beats them all.


Businesses in the Cork region are confident about the economic outlook,  despite the shock following the UK vote to leave the EU, a survey by the Cork Chamber of Commerce has found.

PageFair, a Dublin-based company that provides media organisations with ad-blocking analytics and which creates anti-ad blocking technologies, published a report last year in conjunction with Adobe. It found that 200m desktop users  have installed ad-blockers in their PCs and laptops.


Back-ache sufferer Arlene Harris tries out a series of gentle exercises developed by Australian Steve Timm  and finds them extraordinarily successful


Relaxed regulation meant buildings were thrown up at a frantic rate  during the boom.  Michael Clifford investigates and asks what we can do to avoid the same mistakes again


The result of the marriage referendum has had an enormous impact on the sense of security in the LGBT community, former Government Minister, Kathleen Lynch, claimed yesterday  as she attended the 11th Cork LGBT Pride parade on the Grand Parade, Cork.


Seeing as it’s Breastfeeding Awareness Week, we thought we’d clear up some possibly quite confusing things about becoming a mum.

It turns out that with a little bit of imagination you can do amazing things if you take the time to alter the names of your Pidgeys and Rattatas. Take a look at what these Pokemon fans from Spain have done…


GAMING: Ireland will feature as a stop in the Capcom Pro Tour in September,  which will see some of the best Street Fighter V players in Europe competing for precious ranking points.

MOVIES/TV: Hey who ever expected Supergirl to be a show that would last longer than a single season? Well it's set to continue and season 2 will also introduce another familiar character in the form of Superman.

TECH: Wikipedia is an incredible resource and one that just keeps growing thanks to the efforts of everyday people adding to this global knowledge library. It's a pretty incredible feat, and now it's easier to access than ever thanks to an updated Android app. The refreshed app includes news topics, trending stories, featured posts and eye catching images, all in a single stream of information that's constantly reacting to what's going on in the world and your own preferences.


The sequel to Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie is completely on hold – thanks to Brexit .


Back-ache sufferer Arlene Harris tries out a series of gentle exercises developed by Australian Steve Timm  and finds them extraordinarily successful

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