Your Monday evening catch-up

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

TOP STORIES

A Garda Superintendent has today described the circumstances surrounding the death of Garda Tony Golden. Follow a timeline of events here.

The Social Democrats have stated that if they were in power, they would scrap water charges in tomorrow’s Budget - and it would only cost €13m.

More than 25,000 people now face homelessness, according to the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation.

Former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank David Drumm spent a second night in police custody in Boston after he was arrested by US marshals on Saturday night.

Dance superstar Michael Flatley is selling his beloved Castlehyde mansion but insists that his heart will always be in Ireland.

Keep up to date with all the latest news, views and analysis of the upcoming budget right here in our Budget 2016 Special page.

WORLD

Palestinians have carried out three stabbing attacks against Israelis and police in Jerusalem, with two of the attackers shot dead, Israeli police said.

President Vladimir Putin has denied that Russian air strikes are hitting moderate opposition groups rather than Islamic State militants.

SPORT

Jurgen Klopp held his first training session as Liverpool manager with a reduced squad but there was some early good news for the German.

The former Republic of Ireland international Clinton Morrison, now 36, reckons this goal for Exeter against Stevenage was the best of his career.

RUGBY WORLD CUP CENTRE

Your Monday evening catch-up

Legendary Ireland out-half Ronan O’Gara on the day Ian Madigan shut the doubters up for good.

For more latest news, views and banter visit our dedicated Rugby World Cup Centre HERE

BUSINESS

Finance Minister Michael Noonan will announce one of the largest ever pre-election giveaway budgets tomorrow, because his measures will effectively amount to €3bn, double the amount the Coalition has long advertised, one of the country’s top economists has said.

Brian O’Driscoll is still on Ireland’s most admired sports personality list, despite having retired more than a year ago, according to a new sponsorship report.

ANALYSIS

Hillary Clinton faces some strong candidates in her bid to win the Democratic nomination for a tilt at the presidency and needs to step up to the plate, writes Bette Browne.

LIFESTYLE

They were radio presenters, actors and building society staff before they started making biscuits at home. Now they are selling to one of the UK’s biggest supermarkets. So how did the Lismore Food Company do it, asks Roz Crowley.

VIDEO

Irish Examiner reader, Cathal O’Hanlon, sent us footage of Shane Long’s goal from behind the net which portrays just a snippet of the unbeatable atmosphere at the Aviva stadium.

VIRAL

Ryan Tubridy attended a very special ceremony in UCC today, where he received an honorary lifetime membership to Ravenclaw from the university’s Harry Potter society.

Miss Bikini Ireland contestants were causing a stir on Harcourt Street yesterday during a photocall to raise awareness for breast cancer.

TECHNOW

GAMING: The Uncharted video game series is full of thrills and spills and drama, and this video breaks down the best bits

MOVIES: Expendables never die, or at least that’s the lesson to be learned from this curiously enduring action series.

TECH: Cortana isn’t due to officially appear on Xbox One until sometime next year, but she seems to have tried to sneak on a little early. Accessing her, however, feels a little like entering a cheat code.

SHOWBIZ

Kim Kardashian has made Irish fashion illustrator Emma Kenny a very happy lady today, after she posted one of her sketches to her personal Instagram account.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Legendary Ireland out-half Ronan O’Gara on the day Ian Madigan shut the doubters up for good.


Lifestyle

When Marisa Murphy went to play as a teenager on Dinish Island, she could still see the flowers growing among the ruins in her grandmother’Islands of Ireland: Barely inhabitated Dinish became an industrial zone

MAC make-up artist Lucy Bridge shares her tips backstage at Roland Mouret.How to create the perfect matte red lip, according to a backstage beauty expert

New trends include chunky heeled boots, silver belts and lots of plaid from the British designer.Victoria Beckham got ‘rebellious’ for her new collection – as David and family watched on

When horses were shown photographs of angry human faces, their hearts speeded up.Jackass penguin talk is similar to humans

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