So that’s nearly Wednesday 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.
Johnson meets Merkel: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson he has 30 days to come up with an alternative solution to replace the Irish backstop.
Santina Cawley: A pregnant woman in her thirties has been charged with the murder of a two-year-old girl at an apartment in Elderwood Park, Boreenmanna Road on the southside of Cork city on July 5.
Beef talks: The Beef Plan Movement will tomorrow begin the process of consulting its members on the agreements reached following marathon talks with industry stakeholders - though senior figures have warned the measures do not go far enough.
IRA membership: Two Dublin men have appeared before an out-of-term sitting of the non-jury Special Criminal Court this evening charged with IRA membership.
Jackpot: There was one winner of tonight's Lotto jackpot, worth over €11.2m – the highest level in over two years.
Amazon fires: Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research, a federal agency monitoring deforestation and wildfires, said the country has seen a record number of wildfires this year, counting 74,155 as of Tuesday, an 84% increase compared to the same period last year.
Ryanair: Ryanair has lost a High Court bid in England to block strike action by its UK pilots – hours after winning a similar legal move in Dublin.
Sheedy triumph: The GAA’s loss has been Tipp’s glorious gain, writes Kieran Shannon.
Brexit crisis: Hell-bent on breaking out of the EU orbit at any price, the Boris Johnson government may find its yellow hammer swallowed in the maw of the next global financial crisis, suggests Eddie Hobbs.
Population anomaly: It has now been almost a decade since the last boy was born in the tiny Polish village of Miejsce Odrzanskie.
Waterford Walls: As the annual Waterford Walls festival gets under way today, Richard Fitzpatrick chats to some of the artists involved about their previous work and plans for their allotted sites in the city.
Choir! Choir! Choir! Watch 650 people sing an iconic song with Choir! Choir! Choir! during this year's Cork Midsummer Festival.
Principality of Islandia: A West Cork island could become the first crowdfunded private island in the world.