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


Retired Catholic bishop, Edward Daly, who went to the aid of civil rights protesters gunned down by British soldiers during Bloody Sunday in the North has died, the Catholic Church said.

Seven people, including three children, were taken to hospital yesterday evening after a three-car crash in Co Wicklow.

Allegations of fraud at Goal have led to millions of euro in funding being withheld by the Department of Foreign Affairs.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) issued 12 Closure Orders and one Prohibition Order on food businesses in July.

The Government is preparing in the coming weeks to formally underwrite €320m to host the Rugby World Cup in Ireland in 2023, the Irish Examiner has learnt.


Delta Airlines says it is has grounded flights after experiencing unspecified systems issues.

Syrian rebels have vowed to double the number of fighters in Aleppo. The city has been subjected to a three week siege by Government forces.

The son of a Kansas politician died on a water slide that is billed as the world's largest.


TOP STORY: Irish swimmer Fiona Doyle just missed out on a place in the semi-final of the 100m breaststroke at the Olympics yesterday, finishing .26 seconds outside the time needed to progress.

LATEST: Boxing, rowing, sailing and eventing - it’s a busy day for the Irish in Rio. Here are the times our team are in action.

LATEST: Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten has reassured Olympic road race fans that she’ll be “fine” after a shocking crash at Rio 2016.

ANALYSIS: Boxing chiefs have conceded that suspended fighter Michael O’Reilly is unlikely to clear his name in time to make his first bout following a failed doping test.


Jose Mourinho believes transfer fees will continue to sky-rocket as Manchester United close in on the reported world-record signing of Paul Pogba.

Jim Gavin may be asked to explain his comments about referee Ciarán Branagan and his team of officials after he claimed they let the “players down” in Saturday’s All-Ireland quarter-final.


Up to 70% of new cars sold in Ireland so far this year have been diesel, according to the Central Statistics Office.

Gun safety remains an issue around which there is much debate, though one US-based start-up believes it has a viable solution – a PIN-locked handgun.


Prodijig is leaving its audiences gasping, let alone its dancers, so Ellie O’Byrne was intrigued to hear how Nelly Elbadr prepares for the highly demanding show.


Dundalk's heroics in European competition this summer have shown that the national broadcaster has abdicated its responsibilities to the domestic league, writes Joe Leogue


A Norwegian family, who are holidaying in Ireland after finding a prize balloon sent from West Cork, will fly home this week after an exhausting itinerary.


As the recent Cursed Child hype has proved, the Harry Potter fandom is still going strong. But when you combine a deep love for Harry Potter with a summer in Magaluf, judging by these photos currently going viral on Facebook, unwise decisions can be made.

Have you got a keen eye for detail? Why not take a break from the stresses of Monday and give today's quiz a go.


GAMING: Sony will reportedly unveil the PlayStation 4 Neo at an event in New York on September 7.

MOVIES/TV: Suicide Squad is out and it's doing pretty well at the box office and earning some decent reviews from audience members.

TECH: OnePlus went all out last year with their major phone the OnePlus 2 as well as the OnePlus X, stretching the company almost to breaking point. And that isn't going to happen again, despite recent rumours of a OnePlus 3 mini handset.


Conor McGregor has turned down a role in one of Hollywood’s most anticipated movie sequels.


British Tornado fighter jets will shoot down aircraft in Irish airspace if they are hijacked by terrorists for a 9/11-style attack.

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