Elaine Stenson By Elaine Stenson - July 11, 2018

Okay don't panic but it's set to rain! Maybe that's a good thing...amounts of rain will be fairly small. Highest temperatures of 20 to 22 degrees...

1. Unions and management at Ryanair are set to meet today in an effort to break the deadlock over Thursday's planned strike. The two sides are set to meet at Dublin Airport around lunchtime. However, Thursday's strike action by up to 100 pilots based in Dublin is set to go ahead. The airline has said only flights to the UK will be affected in order to ensure holidaymaker's can still travel to mainland Europe.

2. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will today visit Croke Park, Trinity College and Áras an Uachtaráin on day two of their visit to Ireland. 300 people attended a summer party in their honour at the British Ambassador's residence in Glencairn in south Dublin last night. Mary Robinson, Ibrahim Halawa and Brian O’Driscoll were among the guests at the invite only party. Prince Harry made a speech where he spoke about Britain and Ireland’s special relationship.

3. Donald Trump is warning his European allies that he'll be taking a tough stance on their Nato contributions. The US President's in Brussels for meetings today. He arrives in Britain tomorrow, but ahead of his visit he's warned the UK is in turmoil over Brexit.


4. A man in his 40s is due to appear in court this morning following a fatal stabbing in Limerick at the weekend. 24-year-old Patrick O'Connor from Kileely in Limerick city, suffered serious stab wounds at a pub on Sexton Street on Saturday night and was pronounced dead later in hospital. A man arrested in connection with the case has been detained overnight at Henry Street Garda Station and is due before Limerick District Court at around half past ten.

5. Samuel Umtiti's header six-minutes into the second half settled last night's World Cup semi final. France won through to their third World Cup final with a hard-fought 1-nil victory over Belgium in St. Petersburg. The 1998-winners will discover their final opponents tonight. England play their first World Cup semi final since 1990 when they take on Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium.

6. The first ever recording by the Beatles will be celebrated at a special exhibition. The debut from The Quarrymen was made 60 years ago at Percy Phillips' Sound Recording Services in Liverpool. The group featured John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, before they became part of the iconic band. The acetate recording's considered the most valuable record in the world, and will go on display next month.

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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