Thursday's Evening Round-up: No collusion with Russia but Trump tried to fire Mueller

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.

TO INFORM

Game over? US Attorney General William Barr has said that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation did not uncover evidence that US President Donald Trump obstructed the Russia probe. However, it was revealed that President Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mr Mueller’s removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president.

Never informed: The sister of a baby boy who died in Bessborough only found out that he was buried in a former famine grave via the Commission's burials report.

Clarion call: The death of an asylum seeker with a serious heart condition just weeks after his transfer from Dublin to Cork without medical notes should act as “a clarion call” to the Government that reforms of the asylum system haven’t gone far enough.

Double payment: TDs claim there was a “gross conflict of interest” in PwC twice advising on the children's hospital build and say the financial firm was "paid twice for the same job".

'Rigged' deck: The new board set up to improve banking culture is "rigged" in favour of the lenders and not customers, one of the industry's biggest critics has claimed.

Horrific death: Trainspotting 2 actor Bradley Welsh was shot dead on the doorstep of his home while his partner and young daughter were inside, Scottish police have said.

Best time: Ulster and Ireland captain Rory Best has confirmed that he will retire from professional rugby when his contract expires after the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

TO ENGAGE

Trojan horse: Nigel Farage’s threat to disrupt EU business is a waste of his energy, writes Charlotte O'Brien.

Notre Dame inferno: Notre-Dame’s fragility reminds us of the EU’s. We must rebuild both, says Bernard-Henri Lévy.

TO ENTERTAIN

Cute cubs: Here are the first photos of Fota Wildlife Park's newest lion cubs.

Michelin meal: A very special multi-course dinner in aid of two Cork charities will see four Cork Michelin-starred chefs come together.

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