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.
Clare visit: US president Donald Trump will meet with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a brief visit to Ireland on June 6.
Murder trial: When gardaí told one of the two boys accused of Ana Kriegel's murder that her blood was found on his boots he replied, "are you joking me" and asked: "Are you actually being serious about this?" the Central Criminal Court has heard.
Kyle cancelled: ITV has said “now is the right time” for The Jeremy Kyle Show to end as it was permanently axed following the death of a guest.
Coroner’s Court: A family travelling to see Christmas lights came upon the body of a 35-year-old man who had been shot on the roadside.
Crest Solutions: A Cork engineering and software firm has said it will create up to 180 new jobs after opening a new customer innovation centre.
'Unfounded claims': The Board of the FAI has said it is “shocked and disappointed” by SIPTU's claim that there is a threat the Association could become insolvent in a matter of weeks.
Broadband billions: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he supports an Oireachtas investigation into the national broadband plan, amid opposition warnings that billions of euro more must be found to fund the project.
Code cracked: An academic has succeeded where countless cryptographers, linguistics scholars and computer programs have failed – by cracking the code of one of the world’s most mysterious texts, the Voynich manuscript.
Appeal Court: A €310,000 award to a former Kildare Gaelic footballer for defamation in two newspaper articles about swingers' parties and the sex trade has been upheld by the Court of Appeal.
'No secret': The Tánaiste has rejected suggestions that Fine Gael is denying voters the right to hear what their candidates have to say by banning Sean Kelly and Andrew Doyle from tomorrow night's Irish Examiner hustings.
Election time: Timing is everything in politics. There are signs that Fine Gael has got its timing badly wrong again in the run-up to local and European elections, now only nine days away, writes Gerard Howlin.
Personal politics: Donald Trump’s trade war with China is set to be protracted and painful, and a reminder that some things for the US president are always personal, writes Timothy L O’Brien.
Sleep shortage: In our always-on lives all too often one of the first casualties is sleep. For TV presenter Elaine Crowley, it’s a constant challenge.
Sustainability Month: Dr Dorothy Maxwell has long been frustrated by the fashion industry’s waste. She explains why it must take action, writes Ruth O’Connor.
'Entirely unauthorised': A nun who only speaks for an hour a day due to a vow of silence has until December to find a new home after being brought to court by Cork County Council over an alleged breach of planning laws.