In Other News This Lunchtime...

In Other News This Lunchtime...

Elaine Stenson By Elaine Stenson - July 11, 2018

1. Hundreds of people have queued at Trinity College in Dublin to catch a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have visited President Michael D Higgins and Croke Park on the second day of their visit. The public will get a chance to see them when the visit Trinity College this afternoon.

2. A campaign is underway to get American Idiot by Green Day to the top of the UK charts, when Donald Trump visits London. The US president flies to the UK on Thursday for his state visit and there's already a Trump 'baby balloon' protest planned. The rally to get Green Day's fourteen year old song to number one has been gathering pace on social media.

3. The Education Minister says more than 80% of schools have a ban on smartphones. It comes as the government has launched an action plan for online safety that includes providing more training for teachers. The plan also involves new criminal offences, a National Advisory Council for online safety and an information campaign on the issue.

4. Joaquin Phoenix is going to play The Joker in a new film. Studio Warner Brothers says it will be 'different from comic book superhero movies', and will focus on the villain's origins. In a statement it says the film will be an 'exploration of a man disregarded by society'. It's due to start shooting in September.


5. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will meet in the semi finals of Wimbledon if they both win today. The Serb gets Men's Singles quarter final day underway on Centre Court with a last eight battle. That will be followed by the meeting of Nadal and the fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro. Roger Federer will continue the defence of his title against South Africa's Kevin Anderson on Court Number One.

6. A new survey shows over two thirds of Irish people feel it's important to reward themselves on a regular basis. The Bank of Ireland research also found that women were twice as likely than men to feel guilty about it. Women were more inclined to reward themselves after payday, whereas men were likely to do it at any time. Both Irish men and women also said they enjoy treating others.


Elaine Stenson

Broadcast Journalist on Radio Nova with a flair for writing on - I spend my days bringing you all the news you need to know...

I love to travel and I've lived and worked in six countries outside Ireland!

When I'm not at work, I can be found doing yoga or frequenting the pilates studio or else just grabbing an afternoon nap - since starting the 6am shift with Nova, I have developed an obsession with getting a good night's sleep!!

I also love to cook and as you'd expect I'm a complete news junkie at heart.

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