So that’s Tuesday 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.
NOTRE DAME INFERNO: French President Emmanuel Macron has set a target of five years for the ruined Notre Dame Cathedral to be rebuilt.
FAI IN CRISIS: Shane Ross has denied the FAI is facing financial armageddon. It comes as the board of the FAI has confirmed it will step down after a review of governance.
IRISH/US RELATIONS: Nancy Pelosi has warned British authorities there will be no US-UK trade deal post-Brexit if there is any damage to the peace process in Ireland.
BUSINESS: Growth in the economy has slowed and will slow further, forcing the Government to revise downward its growth forecasts for this year and next.
SPORT: Former Republic of Ireland international Niall Quinn says "the light has turned green" when it comes to reforming and regaining trust in the FAI.
ANALYSIS: Many curious features exist in the investigation of Lynn Margiotta for suspected fraud in connection with how she obtained medical certs for days she was absent from work.
SPECIAL REPORTS: Scrolling through news of the Notre Dame fire on social media feeds was like watching a real-time archive of grief in the making, as people expressed their dismay and sorrow at the damage wrought.
VIRAL: A number of typo-ridden billboards have been erected in South Africa ahead of an upcoming election, resulting in unexpected international attention for a suburb in the southside of Cork city.
SHOWBIZ: Dublin-born actress Victoria Smurfit said a gunman targeting her daughters' school in recent days reaffirmed her decision to move her family from the US.
LIFESTYLE: Making the dining table the focus of gatherings this weekend is an opportunity to experiment with fresh new styling looks and to utilise tablewares in a variety of new ways.
The solicitor for a civilian Garda employee who was the subject of a criminal investigation over the production of sick notes at work has called for a “full and impartial” inquiry.