So that’s Thursday 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.
#IETownHall event: Read all the latest updates as Ireland South MEP candidates battle it out for crucial European election votes at the Irish Examiner Town Hall debate.
External review: The National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street is to commission an external review into the circumstances of a termination of a pregnancy earlier this year.
Corruption probe: A Garda Inspector arrested as part of an investigation into suspected corruption in the force has been released without charge.
Mount Everest: An Irish climber has gone missing while descending from the summit of Mount Everest.
Beefy package: Beef farmers will feel the benefit of a €100m package aimed at offsetting Brexit-related losses “in the next couple of months”, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said.
Murder trial: Blood matching that of Anastasia Kriegel was found on a backpack, mask, gloves and knee pads seized from the home of one of the two boys accused of her murder, the Central Criminal Court has heard.
#Therexit: Theresa May has agreed to set a timetable for the election of her successor as Tory leader, the chairman of the Conservative backbench 1922 Committee has said.
New bridge: Viewing points have been set up on Cork’s northern quays for people to watch the city’s newest bridge be lifted into place in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Football coordinator: Conor Counihan’s role as Cork’s Gaelic football project coordinator doesn’t officially commence until June 3rd but he’s already on duty.
Jobs boost: Irish software company Poppulo plans to create 125 jobs at its Cork headquarters as part of an international expansion that will almost double its workforce within three years.
Sexual violence: Reporting sexual violence and going through a criminal trial is arduous and challenging for many survivors and the system needs a major overhaul, writes Caroline Counihan.
Personal politics: The beef farming crisis is an opportunity to re-evaluate the entire industry, writes Victoria White.
Eurovision semi-final: Ireland’s Sarah McTernan has kicked off the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel. She took to the stage to perform the upbeat pop song 22 at the Expo Tel Aviv venue flanked by two backing singers dressed in pink.
Marquee move: Concert promoter Peter Aiken admits that he will find it difficult to find a replacement site for Cork’s Live at the Marquee series once the land is developed for accommodation.
Cork stabbing: Gardaí have launched an investigation after a young man was stabbed and another assaulted during an incident on the south side of Cork city last night.