Catch-up with what you've missed today with our evening briefing

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

IRELAND

The young woman who died when the car she was in was hit by a truck on the M8 motorway yesterday  had just taken a call giving her good news about her newborn baby.

A 19-year-old man who was at Electric Picnic has gone missing.  Gardaí are asking for help in finding Caelob O'Neill, who has been missing from Stradbally, County Laois, since yesterday morning.

A reclusive woman who let nobody into her home died several weeks before she was found,  an inquest heard.

Disabled people in the Aras Attracta care home were subjected to a bleak life of widespread control  and conditioning, an official investigation has found.

University presidents have warned an urgent political decision must be made on how to provide the €1bn extra annual funding  needed in higher education to protect the country’s future.

WORLD

Catch-up with what you've missed today with our evening briefing

A "small army" of men stabbed a 17-year-old to death after "hunting him down"  at a teenage party that was advertised on Instagram.

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has called for the closure of the Sellafield nuclear plant  in England.

SPORT

Catch-up with what you've missed today with our evening briefing

Robbie Brady left Serbia satisfied with a hard-earned point while predicting trouble  for the Republic of Ireland's Group D rivals in Belgrade.

A feature of the upcoming Ryder Cup in Hazeltine is the number of rookies that will be in action, particularly for Europe. As US captain Davis Love is yet to names his wild cards,  the only guaranteed American newbie is 26-year-old Brooks Koepka.

BUSINESS

Belfast International Airport has reported its best ever month for passenger growth.  More than half a million travellers used the airport last month, up almost 15% on the same month last year.

Sports Direct has said that it will offer casual retail staff guaranteed hours instead of zero-hours contracts  and ensure all warehouse staff are paid above the UK's National Minimum Wage following a review into working practices at the retailer.

LIFESTYLE

Catch-up with what you've missed today with our evening briefing

World-renowned forensic cyber-psychologist Mary Aiken told Barbara Scully that parents should be concerned  at how their children’s development is being hampered by their exposure to the internet.

ANALYSIS

One of the first rules of crisis communications is that you gather your facts before opening your mouth,  writes Fergus Finlay

VIRAL

It must be quiet in Wicklow because the @GardaTraffic account have been tweeting some stellar puns  to pass the time while on a ’steak out’ in a field full of cattle.

There was an outpouring of gratitude in Newcestown village for Mrs. Ellen Collins of Collin's shop, who has retired after serving the community with their their shopping needs for 58 years.   She has worked in the shop since 1958 and is looking forward to her retirement. Collin's shop left such an indelible mark on the village that it has even sparked a poetic tribute from local author Mary Kelleher and the Irish Examiner makes an appearance in the rhyme.

VIDEO

Star-crossed lovers Marie Simpson, from Milltown, Galway, and Englishman Michael Brown were hoping to get engaged and get married 29 years ago. Unfortunately, the wedding didn't go ahead and the couple lost touch over the years.

 

TECHNOW

GAMING: The King is dead, long live the King! For the first time in seven years, Messi will not be the highest rated player in FIFA. This year, Cristiano Ronaldo has taken that prestigious spot, which is sure to be a subject of much debate.

MOVIES/TV: A trailer for the upcoming Oasis documentary, Supersonic, has been released online.

TECH: The new iPhone will be announced tomorrow, but some last minute rumours have emerged.

SHOWBIZ

Catch-up with what you've missed today with our evening briefing

Narcos season two only just dropped, but the show’s producers have already moved to confirm two more seasons of the show.  The next instalment will reach our screens in 2017, with José Padilha and Eric Newman staying on as producers as they look to continue telling the story of Colombia’s drug trade.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

A reclusive woman who let nobody into her home died several weeks before she was found,  an inquest heard.


Lifestyle

We had our first filling last weekend.Learner Dad: As long as other people gave their kids more sugar than we gave ours, we assumed we didn’t have a problem

Experts on bedroom style reveal their top tips to Gabrielle Fagan, so you can create your perfect sleeping space.Let’s go to bed: How to create the cosy winter retreat you’ve always dreamed of

Sink your teeth into our top tips for Halloween dental care.Dental shock: Save your child's teeth from the ‘horrors’ of Halloween

More From The Irish Examiner