So that’s nearly Thursday 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.
Garda reforms: The restructuring of An Garda Síochána will see 1,800 more gardaí on frontline.
Crack addiction: Addiction counsellors in Cork are seeing the first cases of women hooked on crack cocaine.
Hi Siri: Contractors in Cork were expected to each listen to more than 1,000 recordings from Siri every shift - before Apple suspended the practice last month, according to an employee who had their contract abruptly terminated this week.
Johnson-Macron meeting: French President Emmanuel Macron stood proudly on the top step leading to the imposing Elysee Palace as he watched Boris Johnson’s car pull into the courtyard.
Pilots' strike: Ryanair’s UK flights operated as normal on Thursday morning despite a strike by pilots, the airline said.
World Cup warm-up: Joe Schmidt has called on Ross Byrne to make the most of his opportunity and stake a claim to a place in Ireland’s World Cup squad after handing the fly-half his first Test start against England at Twickenham on Saturday.
Drew Harris: Drew Harris landed the commissioner's job on the basis that he would reform the organisation, writes Cormac O'Keeffe.
Viking legacy: Research reveals how ancient migrations of Vikings left a lasting legacy in the modern population.
Ask Audrey: "There's a shortage of handsome, clean men, so I’m seeing a guy from Kanturk"
Happy birthday: Ireland's only quintuplets have celebrated their 18th birthday by going back to the hospital where they were born.
Nursing jobs: None of the more than 80 nurses and midwives due to graduate shortly in Limerick has been offered a work contract by the HSE at a time when there are 100 vacancies across the University of Limerick hospital group.