Your Thursday evening catch-up

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

TOP STORIES - MIGRANT CRISIS

Irish Examiner readers have been sharing their thoughts since the difficult decision  was made to publish the deeply disturbing photograph of Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi’s body washed up on a beach in Turkey. In an editorial, which can be read in full here, Editor Tim Vaughan explained why the decision was made to publish the upsetting image.

Your Thursday evening catch-up

There have been dramatic scenes at a railway station near Hungary’s capital, Budapest, with migrants who were ordered off a train lying on the tracks in protest.  A train that left Budapest’s main train station with migrants was stopped in the town of Bicske, 22 miles west of Budapest, where one of Hungary’s refugee camps is located.

 

IRELAND

Irish nanny Ashling Brady McCarthy has described as “scandalous” her treatment at the hands of US prosecutors  who charged her with murdering a baby in her care.

A 46-year-old man has been arrested by detectives hunting  Police Service of Northern Ireland Detective Chief Inspector John McVea said the suspect was detained in the Antrim area.  

SPORT

Bayern Munich is to create a training camp for refugee children while donating a further €1m towards refugee projects in response to the European migrant crisis.  The Bundesliga club said youths attending the camp will be provided with German lessons, meals and football equipment.

The strength of the England side awaiting Ireland this Saturday at Twickenham  was enough to quickly get any minds wandering post-World Cup squad selection back on track and focused on the size of the challenge ahead.

WORLD

Your Thursday evening catch-up

Casey Reyes struggled to explain the “sci-fi” surgery doctors were proposing to save her 87-year-old grandfather’s badly burned hand.  “They’re gonna put your hand inside your stomach, kind of like a hoodie,” she told him.

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has escalated his feud with Donald Trump, betting that he can re-energise his stalled campaign by challenging the billionaire businessman head on.

BUSINESS

Greece will miss its revenue target from asset sales this year due to delays in a €1.2bn airport deal, the head of its privatisation agency said yesterday, in a setback to efforts to meet the terms of its new bailout.

The Government remains on course to significantly beat its annual tax target for 2015  with data showing tax revenue in the year to date is almost €1.4bn ahead of forecast. .

ANALYSIS

Your Thursday evening catch-up

As the refugee crisis in Europe reaches breaking point, Brian O’Flynn appeals to the sense of nationalism that is hardening so many hearts towards the desperate migrants. He points out that anti-immigrant sentiment is largely a British import and that our true Irish identity is much more generous. .

LIFESTYLE

Mums spend so much time looking out for children and partners that their own health often comes last as Jolanta Brzozwska discovered when she had a heart attack, writes Arlene Harris .

VIDEO

There are important games coming up for the Irish rugby and soccer teams so Three Ireland, sponsors of both teams, brought together two stalwarts from each code to discuss what it’s like to wear the green shirt.

VIRAL

It has arrived, the McMór - McDonald’s first exclusively Irish burger. An Irish beef burger layered with Ballymaloe relish, Charleville cheese, shredded cabbage, baby leaf kale and bacon - oh so, very hipster. 

Your Thursday evening catch-up

No matter where you go, you’re bound to bump into someone with a GAA jersey who knows your mother’s friend’s neighbour’s cousin. However, do we pick up the language and culture or do we spend all our time in Irish bars talking about auld sod when we go abroad? .

TECHNOW

GAMING - Last week on his show, Jimmy Kimmel featured a bit about the new YouTube game streaming service. He was a little down on the point of watching people playing games. Here’s how it went...  

MOVIES - The Lobster is a dystopian sci-fi film shot in Kerry in 2014 with a bunch of big stars like Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C Reilly, Olivia Colman and Lea Seydoux. And it looks like just about the weirdest thing ever.

TECH - Google’s Street View is an amazing resource for finding your way in an unfamilar city or even for being a virtual tourist from your keyboard but you have to admit, it’s a little light on cats. Enter, Cat Street View.

SHOWBIZ

Your Thursday evening catch-up

Bono’s chances of playing guitar again are "not looking good".  The U2 frontman suffered multiple fractures on his face, arm, shoulder and left hand after falling off his bicycle last November, and as two of his fingers remain numb and won’t extend, he is uncertain whether he can play his instrument any more.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Irish Examiner readers have been sharing their thoughts since the difficult decision  was made to publish the deeply disturbing photograph of Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi’s body washed up on a beach in Turkey. In an editorial, which can be read in full here, Editor Tim Vaughan explained why the decision was made to publish the upsetting image.


Lifestyle

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Every band needs a Bez. In fact, there’s a case to be made that every workplace in the country could do with the Happy Mondays’ vibes man. Somebody to jump up with a pair of maracas and shake up the energy when things begin to flag.Happy Mondays create cheery Tuesday in Cork gig

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