Lunchtime briefing: 'Bright and bubbly' Majella remembered after sudden death. Catch up on the headlines

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Lunchtime briefing: 'Bright and bubbly' Majella remembered after sudden death. Catch up on the headlines

IRELAND

An Irish bride-to-be who died on her way home from South Africa has been remembered as "bright and bubbly".  Thirty-year-old Majella Donoghue and her partner Barry Doherty had just become engaged while on holiday in Cape Town.

Hungary is to undercut Ireland and introduce the EU's lowest corporate tax rate.  The Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (pictured) announced yesterday they will lower their tax rate for businesses to single digits.

Catherine Flaherty joined the Road Safety Association after her sister was killed by a drink driver travelling the wrong way down a motorway five years ago.  Catherine works as a road safety promotion officer with the RSA and on Sunday — World Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Road Collisions — she will remember her sister Delia.

Searches for Americans wanting to move to Ireland have doubled  since Donald Trump was elected President.

A woman has described being shot in the neck  as a Cork man went on trial on charges arising out a shot being fired through the front room window of a house in Cork City.

WORLD 

A terminally ill 14-year-old girl who wanted her body to be frozen in the hope that she could be brought back to life won a historic legal fight  shortly before dying.

A tourist died after slipping into boiling hot spring  filled with acidic water.

The first near-complete skeleton of a flightless dodo bird has come up for sale  in almost 100 years  and auctioneers predict it could fetch up to £500,000 when it goes under the hammer next week.

Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos has been buried at a heroes' cemetery  in a secrecy-shrouded ceremony.

SPORT

Other 36-year-old footballing professionals may be turning their hand to punditry or working on their coaching badges, but Robbie Keane is adamant  he still has something to offer on the pitch.

The Jonah Lomu Legacy Trust in partnership with Dove Men+Care have released a truly powerful video tribute  to the late and very great Jonah Lomu.

Kilkenny’s Cillian Buckley has frustrated Galway hurling fans by claiming they can’t expect  to play any home games in the Leinster championship.

Joe Schmidt will not be looking for more heroics this Saturday  when the All Blacks come calling once more, just the same old routine.

OPINION

Being a feminist right now feels foolish and pointless.  It is not what we would want for our daughters, writes Alison O’Connor

34 days ago rugby was shocked by the tragic death of Anthony Foley. But on November 18, one year ago, we were waking to news of the loss of Jonah Lomu.  On that occasion an Irish Examiner front page resonated around the world and played a major role in the fundraising effort for Lomu’s family.  Today, with the All Blacks back in Dublin, our former Editor, Tim Vaughan, tells, for the first time,  the story of the fallen fern

BUSINESS

Britain faces paying nearly an extra £850 million into European Union coffers if it remains part of the LunchBriefing&utm_mediumsingle market, /url] campaigners have claimed.

Ireland can increase tourist numbers by  50% to 12 million in the next five years,  but only if the offering is dramatically improved, says Ryanair’s marketing guru Kenny Jacobs.

LIFESTYLE

They were always known for being cute but lately the people of Cork are getting crafty.   Jillian Naughton looks at the growing trend of making it yourself.

SHOWBIZ

On Monday night's episode of Cutting Edge, comedian Al Porter revealed that he was taking anti-depressants.  It was something he had only told his mother two hours previous to the RTÉ One show taping.

VIRAL

Whether you have been bullied, witnessed bullying, or been a bully yourself, experts tend to agree on at least one thing:  The complex and myriad reasons  behind why bullying occurs can make identifying it and tackling it a challenge at whatever age.

Don’t know where to put all your US election energy?  We’ve got your back.

VIDEO - OUR CHOICE

Catherine Flaherty joined the Road Safety Association  after her sister was killed by a drink driver travelling the wrong way down a motorway five years ago.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Rogue One a Star Wars Story is out in December, and you're going to be hearing a lot about it in the coming weeks.  You'll hear even more if you're a Star Wars Battlefront fan as there's all new DLC coming out for the game which will focus on some of the material in the upcoming blockbuster. That includes being able to run around as the character played by Felicity Jones and touching down on the planet of Scarif which features in the movie.

MOVIES/TV: We thought the movie version of A Series of Unfortunate Events was pretty great,  mostly because of the gorgeous visuals and Jim Carrey's nutso performance as Count Olaf.

TECH: The Huawei Snapys returned last night for their second award show  - this time taking over the stunning venue of the Mansion House in Dublin.

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34 days ago rugby was shocked by the tragic death of Anthony Foley. But on November 18, one year ago, we were waking to news of the loss of Jonah Lomu.  On that occasion an Irish Examiner front page resonated around the world and played a major role in the fundraising effort for Lomu’s family.  Today, with the All Blacks back in Dublin, our former Editor, Tim Vaughan, tells, for the first time,  the story of the fallen fern

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