New roundup: top stories at midday
* Home prices rise by 0.8% * Elan gets stay on Royalty takeover bid. * UPC Ireland names new CEO. * Primark dips toe into online retailing.
The top stories at midday on Tuesday:
**Home prices** rose 0.8 per cent nationally in the month of April but fell by 1.2 per cent on a year-on-year comparison.
**Elan** has won an order from a US judge temporarily blocking Royalty Pharma from attempting a $6.4 billion hostile takeover of the company.
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