Here are all the latest headlines this lunchtime...
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Searches are continuing in Rathmichael in South Dublin this afternoon following the brutal abduction and murder of Jastine Valdez.
A 30-year-old man is being questioned in Killarney Garda Station this morning after a row in a house in Cahersiveen in which an older man was stabbed and died on his way to hospital.
Stephen Rae, editor-in-chief of Independent News and Media (INM), is to stand down from his position.
Mary-Lou McDonald has joined the Taoiseach in expressing confidence that abortion legislation will pass through the Dáil before Christmas if Friday's referendum is carried.
A fashion student who poured sulphuric acid over her former partner’s face after he left her for another woman has been jailed for at least 12 years.
Marks & Spencer has seen full-year profits collapse as the high street giant counts the cost of a brutal store closure plan.
Michael Cheika has said that star player Israel Folau won't cause any media distraction like his recent anti-gay comments when Ireland travel to Australia.
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The Wire writer David Simon and Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn have joined tributes to American author Philip Roth after his death at the age of 85.
Cork's Live at the Marquee is back this summer and excitement is already building for the stellar line-up for the City's biggest musical event. Here's a reminder of what's in store.
Esther N McCarthy picks some summer pieces that are guaranteed to help you keep your cool by the pool this season.