So that’s Wednesday nearly 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.
MOTHER & BABY HOMES: The investigation into the mother and baby homes was expected to be a journey into history and past practices long since laid to rest. But it has unearthed attitudes and behaviour that show history lives on.
MADEIRA CRASH: 28 people have died after a tourist bus overturned on the island of Madeira.
NANCY PELOSI: Our two nations may be divided by distance but are united by history. The words expressed by John F Kennedy in 1963 in his address to the Oireachtas were repeated eloquently today by current US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
BUSINESS: Some €200m is being invested in new hotels and extensions in Cork that will see more than 1,300 new bedrooms.
SPORT: The FAI say it has received a letter from St Patrick's Athletic in relation to UEFA Club Licensing and they are looking into the matter.
ANALYSIS: Four years after the establishment of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission, the focus of its investigation has clearly moved away from Tuam and onto other headline-generating institutions like Bessborough and Sean Ross Abbey, writes Conall Ó Fátharta.
VIEWS: Time and the exactitude of timings are often the defining elements in politics. At the start of a government, all seems possible. If a government is being re-elected, the stress of the election and of the build-up to it can lead to a slackening in its aftermath, writes Gerard Howlin.
VIRAL: Bono made an appearance in the Dáil chamber today and it has baffled a few people.
SHOWBIZ: Perrie Edwards says she has previously suffered with panic attacks that felt like a “heart attack”, and she struggled to leave the house because of her anxiety.
LIFESTYLE: The Bone Collector was turned into a hit film, but Jeffery Deaver has 34 more novels under his belt
At the recent launch of the Limerick senior hurling championship, the Monaleen jersey stood out — and for all the right reasons.