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


Stephen Donnelly, a founding leader of the Social Democrats, has left the party.

EU president Jean Claude Juncker has warned Ireland and Apple that the €13bn tax ruling against the tech giant is based on “facts” and must be followed.

EU Commissioner Phil Hogan has said he is "not surprised" that Ireland is to press ahead with an appeal over €13bn Apple taxes.

Clodagh Hawe’s sister Jacqueline turned to poetry to convey the heartache and deep sense of loss that has engulfed two families and a rural community following last week’s murder-suicide.

A British Royal Marine has appeared in court charged with Northern Ireland-linked terror offences.

A man has died in a car accident in Co Louth this morning.

The body of a man found in woods in Co Kildare has been confirmed as that of a Dublin man believed to have been abducted from his home almost a month ago.


A building that was under construction has collapsed in Tel Aviv, injuring at least six people and sending a large plume of dust over the area.

A 93-year-old woman chased away a burglar who broke into her home in England, and later gave evidence that led to him being jailed for five years.


Bubbles O’Dwyer took time out from his celebrating Tipperary’s All Ireland victory to say sorry for swearing in his post-match interview.

Manchester United fans were bewildered by the club’s decision to remove his plaque from the directors’ box at Old Trafford. His grandchildren have reportedly also been told the seats there are no longer for their use.


Ray Ryan reports that the future of Irish seafood is in safe hands, as BIM unveils an impressive shortlist for Young Fishmonger of the Year

In his interview with RTÉ, Apple CEO Tim Cook claimed the tax codes were so complex that a print-out would reach to the ceiling.


Is about time that we started taking bitcoin seriously asks David Gilbert, as he wonders if it’s here to stay?


The fact that doctors about whom serious concerns have been raised can move to different hospitals and clinics and continue to treat patients in Ireland is a breach of patient trust, argues Liz Farsaci


A mother has shared photos on Facebook of her teenage daughter in a coma from alcohol consumption.

A tourist who visited the Budardalur village in the north-west of Iceland didn’t have the address of the person they were sending a letter to, so they decided to do the next best thing – draw a map with directions.


For all the hundreds of live acts that played Electric Picnic over the weekend, it was the spectre a man who died earlier this year that was omnipresent across Stradbally.


GAMING: The Walking Dead’s third season, which sees the return of Clementine in a leading role, will be called A New Frontier.

MOVIES/TV: While Daniel Craig sounded like he was done with James Bond during the press rounds for Spectre, Sony has apparently offered him $150m to return for two more films.

TECH: Apple is expected to launch a new iPhone this week, but there is still time for new rumours to crop up, it seems.


Lana Del Rey delivered a masterclass in glamorous inscrutability as she brought the curtain down on Electric Picnic 2016.


EU Commissioner Phil Hogan has said he is "not surprised" that Ireland is to press ahead with an appeal over €13bn Apple taxes.

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