So that’s nearly Thursday 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.
Paddy Jackson: Diageo has cancelled its sponsorship of London Irish Rugby Club over concerns at the signing of Paddy Jackson.
Road deaths: Deaths on Irish roads fell by more than two-thirds over the last 10 years, according to the Road Safety Authority.
Property tax: Four out of every five homes will pay up to €200 more in Local Property Tax once the new charging regime comes into force in 2021.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Sarah Huckabee Sanders is to step down as White House press secretary at the end of the month.
Tory leadership: Boris Johnson has a comfortable lead after the first ballots was counted in the Conservative Party leadership election.
Flight rights: John Hearne outlines the main compensations for EU air passengers whose flights are cancelled, delayed or impacted by other disruptions.
Leo Varadkar: Tomorrow marks two years since Leo Varadkar was elected Taoiseach. From Brexit to fan letters, Political Editor Daniel McConnell looks back at the highs and lows of Varadkar's time in office
Scally Report: Dr Gabriel Scally, in his report, discovered that one laboratory analysed Irish women’s smear samples for years while unaccredited, while 16 laboratories were doing CervicalCheck work, and not six as he had originally been told.
Sustainable parenting: Kathryn Thomas tells Esther N McCarthy: ‘I try to make changes — no more baby wipes!’
Wish list: From chairs and stools to floral-print linens and beech chessboards, Esther N McCarthy takes a look at some of the best designs in stores and online.
Prince of Whales: Twitter was abuzz with reaction to Donald Trump’s latest social media gaffe, after the US president referred to Prince Charles as “the Prince of Whales”.
Most read: No one knows if we are facing into another recession but but if you haven’t looked at the positioning of your own financial products, now is probably a good time to do so, suggests economist Eddie Hobbs.