Here are all the latest headlines this lunchtime...
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Tony O'Brien, Director General of the HSE, is to take a leave of absence from the board of a US contraceptive manufacturer. Meanwhile, Vicky Phelan has called for a Commission of Investigation to be held into the CervicalSmear scandal that is "urgent and prompt" but also public.
The husband of Natalia Karaczyn, a mother-of-three whose body was found outside Sligo town yesterday, has been charged with her murder.
The Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has been accused of manipulating the homelessness figures.
US president Donald Trump has hinted there may soon be an update on the three Americans being held captive in North Korea.
Family and friends of Henry Vincent, the burglar fatally stabbed by an elderly home-owner in England, are gathering for a tightly policed funeral service there.
A new visitor attraction called The Vaults is to create 50 jobs in the heart of Dublin.
Sean Cox's family have thanked Liverpool as their players paid tribute to the critically ill Irishman after advancing to the Champions League final.
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Why is there a picture of a baby on that sign? What’s abortion? Trying to answer these questions can be a nightmare for any parent. Geraldine Kelly, parenting expert with registered charity, One Family, has come up with some helpful age appropriate tips to talk with your child about this most awkward of subjects.
Child-to-parent violence is on the increase, and we have to ask ourselves why, says Richard Hogan.
A police officer with a past in marching bands is going viral after he showed off his skills and dreamt up a novel way to use police equipment at the same time.