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Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com today

IRELAND

Patrick Hutch Jnr, who has been charged with the murder of David Byrne  at the Regency Hotel in Dublin, could face a non-jury trial in the Special Criminal Court.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to meet the Garda Commissioner this evening and has said the government will not be “intimidated” by criminal gangs,  writes Elaine Loughlin, Political Reporter.

“This is Ireland.” These were the words a shocked Ann Davaris from New Jersey heard a stranger saying after she called her missing son Steve on his mobile number 11 years ago.

Councillors in County Cork are demanding Fáilte Ireland reprint a newly distributed brochure  on the Wild Atlantic Way because of “glaring omissions” which they claim will hurt the tourism industry in the region.

A Wicklow murder trial has heard that a young man admitted being in “an absolute rage”  when he beat his mother to death with a coffee mug.

Department of Social Protection officials came under fire when they told a Dáil committee community welfare officers are helping thousands of distressed tenants  by providing rent advances and help with deposits.

 

WORLD

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Russia on Wednesday released Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko  as part of a swap for two Russian servicemen jailed in Ukraine, an official said.

SPORT

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Martin O'Neill has admitted telling some of his Republic of Ireland players they will not be going to the Euro 2016 finals  will be one of the hardest parts of his job to date.

Tomás Ó Sé has revealed he placed money on Mayo to win  this year’s All-Ireland title  as soon as Stephen Rochford and his backroom team was confirmed.

BUSINESS

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has said that the airline is on course to usurp Air Berlin  as the second largest player in the German market behind national flag carrier Lufthansa.

Oil giant Shell has said it will slash a further 2,200 jobs  from its global workforce as it expects the oil price to remain "lower for longer".

ANALYSIS

No one who has a voice in the UK referendum should miss out on the opportunity to vote on the issues,  sayNoelle O’Connell and Dominick Chilcott

LIFESTYLE

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This is your captain, Paula Burns, speaking. As we’re swapping the catwalk for the runway, check you have comfy-but-chic travel attire,  from aviator’s jacket to retro shirts, and of course sunnies to puzzle the paparazzi. Enjoy the flight

VIDEO

An Irish gardener has won a gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Paul Martin from Dundalk is one of Ireland's leading garden designer and he won gold for his creation 'Garden of Mindful Living'.

VIRAL

Noted-Tayto lover and Star Wars hero Mark Hamill has just bid our little country adieu  with a brilliant tweet and photo.

While today’s national Lotto jackpot is €2 million, residents of Ballinamore in Leitrim are also in with another chance to win big.  Sean O’Heslin’s GAA Club’s lotto draw is up to a cool €12,750 and to celebrate Don’t Follow The Bucket have made a genius spoof promo.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Konami today announced PES 2017, which it says will let players control reality.  There are a host of gameplay changes and improvements promised across the pitch to meet this expectation.

MOVIES: Temple Bar became the canvas for a spectacular mural created by Solas Art with assistance from some avid Irish gamers.  The piece of fan art was put together to celebrate the upcoming release of Warcraft: The Beginning, the film adaptation of Blizzard's World of Warcraft, in Irish cinemas on May 30.

TECH: Google says that around a third of searches from mobile devices are related to the searcher's physical location.  It's going to use this knowledge to showcase even more ads.

SHOWBIZ

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Holly Carpenter has proven that she’s got a heart of gold – as she delivered some much needed supplies  to Dogs Trust yesterday.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Department of Social Protection officials came under fire when they told a Dáil committee community welfare officers are helping thousands of distressed tenants  by providing rent advances and help with deposits.


Lifestyle

“This is an illness, a psychiatric disorder. It’s about deeper issues, about needing to be in control, needing to be perfect. It’s about an inability to handle and express feelings.”Eating your heart out: Why eating disorders are not about food

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