Evening Round-up: Amazon fires; Migrant rescue; NY death

Evening Round-up: Amazon fires; Migrant rescue; NY death

So that’s nearly Friday wrapped up. Here’s some of the stories we published on irishexaminer.com today which we hope will help you make sense of it all this evening.

TO INFORM

Amazon fires: The Taoiseach says Ireland will fight the Mercosur trade deal unless Brazil protects the Amazon rainforest.

Stranded migrants: Ireland is among six EU countries which have agreed to take in migrants stranded on a rescue ship in the Mediterranean.

NY tragedy: Ciaran O’Boyle, from Longford, was found unconscious in New York after suffering a fall from an "elevated height".

Lorraine Walsh: A letter from the Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan to Lorraine Walsh on March 13 accused her of making false statements on Twitter and in the media when she criticsed the management of the crisis.

Brexit talks: Boris Johnson has played down the prospect of an imminent Brexit breakthrough, saying it would not be easy to persuade Brussels to shift its stance.

Trade war: China has announced it will raise tariffs on 75 billion dollars of US products in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s planned September 1 duty increase in a war over trade and technology policy.

Ireland v England: A win over England tomorrow would put Ireland on top of the World Rankings for the first time ever.

Evening Round-up: Amazon fires; Migrant rescue; NY death

TO ENGAGE

Fine Gael headache: There seems no end to the trouble being caused to Fine Gael by what we might term, for the purposes of this column, the “little people”, writes Alison O'Connor.

No excuses: It turns out that while consuming alcohol might affect our empathy, making us respond inappropriately to other people’s emotions and reactions, this doesn’t necessarily change our moral standards, or the principles we use to distinguish between what is right and what is wrong.

TO ENTERTAIN

Bosom buddies: Racerback, pullover, encapsulation, compression: These days shopping for a sports bra can seem like the ultimate endurance test.

One to watch: Irish actress Jessie Buckley has been listed in Variety's 10 actors to watch for 2019.

MOST READ SO FAR TODAY

Evening Round-up: Amazon fires; Migrant rescue; NY death

Cork to Barcelona: A flight from Cork to Spain was diverted to France early this morning after an inflight medical emergency.

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