Friday's Evening Round-up: Taoiseach criticises Delaney's Oireachtas appearance; Love-triangle trial latest; Sean Cox match takes place

So that’s Friday nearly wrapped up. Here’s some of the stories we published on today which we hope will help you make sense of it all this evening.


John Delaney: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has criticised John Delaney's appearance at the Oireachtas Sport Committee

Love-triangle trial: Bobby Ryan's death was "callous, calculated, controlled murder" and the only verdict available is to find Patrick Quirke guilty of murder, lawyers for the State have told the Central Criminal Court.

'Little Leo': Ireland's ambassador to Britain has hit out at a British political magazine for saying "little Leo" should back down and "rejoin the commonwealth", accusing the publication of a "hostile" anti-Irish attack which should be consigned to the past.

Brextension: It was the week when Brexit was delayed again and when voters had to get their heads around the idea they’d be electing MEPs to join a European Parliament which they voted to leave almost three years ago.

Paul O'Connell: The commercial firm owned by Irish rugby legend, Paul O’Connell last year enjoyed a bumper year as accumulated profits topped €2m for the first time.

Racist abuse: Ireland's Derrick Williams has spoken out about being on the end of online racist abuse from one of his club's own supporters.


Climate change: Global problems need global solutions. But what you do personally can shift what's seen as 'normal', writes Steve Westlake


Star Wars: JJ Abrams has said Carrie Fisher’s Leia will live in Star Wars: Episode IX through unused scenes from The Force Awakens that he has been able to integrate into the story.

Style counsel: With her sky-high energy and can-do attitude, it’s no surprise to hear fashion blogger Ciara O’Doherty will soon be on our screens.


High Court: A mother and daughter who suffered soft tissue injuries when a car in which they were passengers rear-ended another vehicle in Wexford town have secured total damages of more than €72,000 from the High Court.

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