Evening round-up: Sri Lanka attacks; Donegal gorse fire; Lyra McKee murder probe

So that’s Easter Monday 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.


Sri Lanka attacks: Officials failed to heed warnings of the threat of the attacks to Sri Lanka, a Minister said. An Asos billionaire lost three children the attacks, while a British mother and her two children were also killed.

Irish in Sri Lanka: Irish tourists in Sri Lanka have been advised to stay indoors after a wave of bombings on Easter Sunday killed 290 people and left more than 500 injured.

Donegal blaze: A firecrew battling a gorse fire in Donegal became trapped but were not in immediate danger today while a TD said he was 'furious' at the government over the speed of the Defence Forces' response

Lyra McKee: More than 140 people have contacted police in Derry with information on the murder of Lyra McKee. Meanwhile, her friends put red handprints on the walls of an office belonging to a dissident republican group in Derry today.

Teachers' pay: A breakthrough in securing pay equality for new entrants to primary school teaching has been signalled by the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation.

Grand National: Willie Mullins smashed his Irish Grand National hoodoo as Burrows Saint led home a one-two-three for the trainer in the marathon handicap chase at Fairyhouse.

Cork City: Home troubles continued for Cork City as they were held to a scoreless draw against Sligo


Cork on the Rise: Mad about reimagining Cork city community groups involved in painting, street art and guerrilla gardening projects are fuelling a renewed sense of pride Leeside, even making electricity boxes hot property, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

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Dark side of teen life: ‘Eighth Grade’ may have plenty of laughs, but the film also gives an insight into anxieties for the selfie generation, writes Esther McCarthy.

Clooneys in Laois: Hollywood actor George Clooney plans to return to Ireland next year following a brief visit to meet his cousins over the Easter break.

Traffic stop: A man who was pretending to be a police officer pulled over a motorist – only to discover he was an undercover cop.

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