So that’s Wednesday 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.
Brexit backstop: The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reiterated his stance that a Northern Ireland-only backstop will not be used to break the Brexit deadlock.
Budget 2020: Budget 2020 will be a "safe" and "careful" with targeted supports to help counteract the impact of a no-deal Brexit Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has said. Here is what we know so far about next month's budget:
Hijacking hunt: Gardaí are hunting an armed four-man gang who hijacked a white van in Co Limerick which was carrying cash and valuable car parts.
Mother & baby homes: DNA samples can be speedily taken from survivors of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home without the need for new legislation.
Trespasser: A Chinese businesswoman has been convicted of trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents.
Joe Brolly: Joe Brolly has responded to the news he will not feature in RTÉ's coverage of the All-Ireland football final reply on Twitter.
Brexit & Northern Ireland: Tumultuous events seen at their enactment as unprecedented, are often insignificant and measure history repeating itself, writes Gerard Howlin.
Hayfield Manor: Pre-tax profits at the Kerry-based hotel group that operates the five-star Hayfield Manor in Cork city last year increased by 12% to €6.1m.
GAA fan: Comedian Josh Pray says he is backing away from talking about GAA and "Irish culture" after getting "negative" messages from Irish sports fans.
Safe Harbour: As the Sounds From A Safe Harbour festival hits Cork, Cillian Murphy and the other curators pick their top tips for the weekend ahead, and tell Des O’Driscoll about their magic moments from previous events.
Suicides: On World Suicide Prevention Day, a coroner’s court in Bantry heard details of five deaths, self-caused, across one area in West Cork.