Wednesday's Evening Round-up: NMH termination case; Children's hospital costs; Arcadia closures

So that’s nearly Wednesday 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.


NMH termination case: A couple whose baby was aborted at the National Maternity Hospital after it was wrongly diagnosed as having a fatal foetal abnormality have claimed that an "illegal abortion" was carried out, a TD has told the Dáil.

Ian Bailey: Ian Bailey has been ordered by a French judge to pay €115,000 in compensation to the family of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

Children's hospital costs: Further cost overruns during the development of the national children’s hospital are "highly likely", an Oireachtas committee has been told.

Ana Kriegel: The jurors in the trial of two teenage boys accused of murdering Ana Kriegel at a derelict farmhouse in Dublin last year have begun their deliberations.

Brexit: MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit have failed in their latest attempt to seize control of parliamentary business in a bid to stop the next prime minister taking Britain out of the EU without a deal with Brussels.

Arcadia closures: Philip Green’s Arcadia retail empire has scraped through plans to close stores after a knife-edge vote received the backing of landlords.


Recession looming?: 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.

Gerard Howlin: The hard-hitting report from the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council was written as economics but should be read as morality.


Tanora gin: Just when we thought Barry’s Tea gin was the most quintessential Cork collaboration we could think of, Blackwater Distillery creates something that truly celebrates the rebel county. Tanora Gin.

Habit forming: When management consultant Stephen Covey wrote the international bestselling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, he could have devoted a chapter to Cork Gaelic footballer Orla Finn.

Ronan O'Gara: Ronan O'Gara is on his way back to France, and a head coaching role with Top 14 over-achievers La Rochelle.


Most read: A celebrity-led GAA match involving former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp and ex-Chelsea star Gianluca Vialli has landed a publican in trouble — after visiting fans were found on his premises two hours after the bar should have been closed.

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