Lunchtime briefing: One in five think sex without consent is acceptable in some circumstances. Catch up on the headlines

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Lunchtime briefing: One in five think sex without consent is acceptable in some circumstances. Catch up on the headlines


7% of Irish people think sex without consent is acceptable, if a person is out walking alone at night, according to a new EU-wide survey of attitudes towards sex and consent.

A truck driver has been charged with dangerous driving causing the death of a woman in connection with a collision on the M50 in Dublin.

The HSE has confirmed it is responding to an “emerging suicide cluster” in Cork City.

Car owners with clean driving records have been exploited by the motor industry which has engaged in “cartel-like” activity, a high-powered Oireachtas committee has found.


Police are carrying out a major search for a man armed with a shotgun and a knife who stabbed an elderly woman to death at a retirement home for Catholic missionaries in southern France.

Israeli firefighters have reined in a blaze that had spread across the country's third-largest city of Haifa and forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes, but continued to battle more than a dozen other fires around the country.

The death toll from a car bombing south of Baghdad claimed by the Islamic State group has risen to 73, including about 40 Iranian pilgrims, Iraqi hospital and police officials said.

A zoo in northern Germany has been temporarily closed after an emu died of bird flu.


Only six weeks on from Anthony Foley’s death, emotions are still raw for Keith Earls, not just at the loss of his head coach but also the red card he received in the match that followed.

Kilkenny senior hurling manager Brian Cody has named a number of new faces in his extended winter training panel – including three players who won All-Ireland intermediate medals this year

When Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from football yesterday, El Hadji Diouf couldn’t resist the opportunity to have another go at him.

There is a serious amount of negativity around reporting and reflecting on gaelic games, writes John Fogarty from Dubai.


In a special report, we look at 20 years of the Femicide Watch Project and ask what needs to be done to better protect women and children from domestic abuse and homicide


A huge downward revision by the UK government of its bailed-out banks has once again put a spotlight on the over-valuation of AIB and other banks here on the State’s books.

Lufthansa chief executive Carsten Spohr said Europe’s third-largest airline must hold its nerve and face down striking pilots if it’s to deliver meaningful savings and survive as a force in aviation.


A premature birth can be terrifying. The care of a pre-term baby is very different to that of a full-term baby, as one mother tells Áilín Quinlan


EastEnders actress Rita Simons, known for her role as feisty Roxy Mitchell, has spoken about leaving the show.


The rise of fake news has become quite the hot topic recently, as unsubstantiated stories flood social media and are shared over and over again. The question is, can you tell the fake stories from the real ones in this devilishly hard quiz?

Meet Polly, a blind rescue goat who suffers from some neurological issues and anxiety.


We have all had the experience at a party, when you get caught out not listening to a DMC one-to-one conversation, but thanks to Foil Arms and Hog, you now have 10 definitive ways of dealing with the situation.


GAMING: The FIFA game series remains top of the heap for football titles and this year's version added some interesting new features, including a full on story mode called The Journey.

MOVIES/TV: The fabulous Gilmore Girls are back, with all new episodes on Netflix now!

TECH: Huawei has had its sights set on becoming one of the top mobile phone companies in the world, and they're one step closer today.


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