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.

4th June, 2013
Midday news roundup

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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