Your Friday evening catch-up

Good evening. Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on today.


A sibling of Jason Corbett has angrily rejected claims that his deceased brother was "physically and emotionally abusive" towards his wife Molly Martens.

Millions of Ryanair passengers could be in line for a payout after a landmark court judgment in the UK ruled that the airline cannot limit the time allowed to claim compensation for flight delays.

The public has been warned to be on the lookout for a host of new scams being used by fraudsters to con consumers out of their money.


When it come to the physical side there needs to be an acceptance that the lines can be crossed at times without the game being called into disrepute. It’s accepted in hurling, so why not in football, asks Dick Clerkin

Kieran Marmion is determined to make the most of what could be his last audition for a place in Joe Schmidt’s 31-man World Cup Ireland squad when he plays for Connacht against Munster tonight.


Your Friday evening catch-up

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras is stepping down and calling early elections after suffering a rebellion within his left-wing Syriza party over the country’s new bailout programme.

Migrants in Calais are being warned Britain’s streets are “not paved with gold” as part of a new £7m (€10m) initiative.


The developers of the site where U2 recorded some of their best-loved albums have entered a battle with Dublin City Council over a disputed Luas Red Line payment of almost €500,000.

50 new jobs have been announced by pay as you go electricity firm, PrePayPower.


People with disabilities living in local authority housing and in need of a housing adaptation grant feel they are being discriminated as some local authorities have access officers while others don’t, with funds key to the matter, says Noel Baker.


Since quitting her full-time job, Andrea Mara realised her kids have been living cossetted lives. And so she set about being a ‘free range parent’, trying to build kids that will be ‘can-do’ adults.


Local boat man, Chris Harrington, came across a pod of dolphins while out on his boat in Glengarriff Harbour in Co Cork recently. See the videos here.


Are you planning on a road trip abroad this summer? Beware of unexpected road laws that could cost you a hefty fine.

Your Friday evening catch-up

A Donegal stag party has recreated Back to the Future in Carrick-on-Shannon. Check it out here.


GAMING - Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain is coming to consoles and PC from the 1st of September 2015. It’s the first fully fledged Metal Gear game since Guns of the Patriots all the way back in 2008.

MOVIES - The Walking Dead on AMC is one of the biggest TV successes of the last few years, and now there’s even more to look forward to with a new spin off show.

TECH - Android users will be getting a little less bloatware in the near future thanks to some changes from Google. The tech company is relaxing its requirements over apps which have to be permanently installed in handsets running their OS.


Oh Harry, not again! One Direction’s Harry Styles took a tumble on stage at their show in Toronto, Canada.


Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras is stepping down and calling early elections after suffering a rebellion within his left-wing Syriza party over the country’s new bailout programme.


The former Glenroe star has a new musical projectQuestion of Taste: Cork actor and musician Liam Heffernan answers our quick-fire questions

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