Your Thursday evening catch-up

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

TOP STORY - TONY GOLDEN STATE FUNERAL 

Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan said the Garda family has been grief-stricken   since Sunday evening and Tony Golden will be mourned by every member of the force.

Nicola Golden, wife of murdered Garda Tony Golden, as the funeral procession arrives.
Nicola Golden, wife of murdered Garda Tony Golden, as the funeral procession arrives.

IRELAND

The Web Summit has hinted that the event could return to Ireland in future - but only if state agencies  are prepared to offer a viable event management plan.

The country’s foremost food allergy expert has hailed as akin to “discovering pencillin”  and a “world first” the government decision to legislate to allow trained members of the public administer life-saving medicines in emergency situations.

Billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien has made sensational allegations that former Independent News and Media boss Gavin O’Reilly  was involved in a concerted and unlawful conspiracy to damage him and his business empire.

WORLD

Seven bodies – including those of three children and a baby –  have been recovered after a wooden boat carrying refugees collided with a patrol boat and sank during a rescue operation in the Aegean.

German authorities have ordered a recall of all Volkswagen cars  fitted with emissions test-cheating software,  a decision that will affect 8.5 million VW diesel vehicles across the European Union.

SPORT

98 students from 15 sports  have won scholarships from UCC for their sporting and academic excellence.

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It is understood Liverpool have suffered another injury blow after striker Danny Ings was sidelined  for six months with a cruciate knee ligament injury.

RUGBY WORLD CUP CENTRE

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Iain Henderson has been tipped to spearhead Ireland’s new breed of enforcers  in the absence of key pack leaders Paul O’Connell, Peter O’Mahony and Sean O’Brien.

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

BUSINESS

A mandatory recall of Volkswagen cars sold with software that enabled them to evade diesel emissions  testing has been ordered by Germany’s motor transport agency.

Pre-tax profits at the Irish arm of logistics firm, United Parcel Service (UPS)  last year increased 12-fold to €6.766m.

ANALYSIS

The EU summit today on refugee crisis is likely to be another talking shop,  says Europe Correspondent Ann Cahill.

LIFESTYLE

Your Thursday evening catch-up

As cancer outcomes improve, there has been a slew of stories from survivors who refuse to let cancer grind them down. Unfortunately, it does grind down tens of thousands of people including Maria Woulfe. who carries the BRCA2 gene and lost her mother and cousin to the gene.

VIDEO

The Quelccaya ice cap of Peru sits at an average altitude of 5,500 metres  and is the largest piece of ice in the tropics, but it has been melting at an accelerating pace.

VIRAL

Who doesn’t love to look at incredible pictures of the natural world? The winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year has been announced. And the photo is pretty breathtaking.

Your Thursday evening catch-up

You can’t take him anywhere, can you? Boris Johnson has accidentally  knocked a child over in an overzealous game of street rugby in Japan.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Achievement hunters will have to work hard to get the full complement of achievement points from Halo 5: Guardians.

MOVIES: A young African boy is forced to become a child soldierin order to survive.  Based on the novel by Uzodinma Iweala, Beasts of No Nation is a frequently harrowing account of civil war and violent enslavement from the perspective of a child in modern Africa.

TECH: The latest version of Android , dubbed Marshmallow for some reason, is said to be rolling out to some LG handsets very soon

SHOWBIZ

Your Thursday evening catch-up

Graffiti artists hired to work on the set of TV show Homeland have duped the popular series, painting Arabic slogans criticising it on walls seen in the background.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

98 students from 15 sports  have won scholarships from UCC for their sporting and academic excellence.


Lifestyle

March is the perfect time to take action when it comes to your lawn, writes Peter DowdallGrassroots campaign: Take action in your lawn

Robin Maharaj, director at Kilkenny Architectural Salvage and AntiquesRobin Maharaj: ‘If you take a longterm view you won’t go wrong’

Fond recollections of a legend, an industry titan comes to Cork, Grimes' new album impresses critics, and Cork French Film Festival announces its lineup, writes Des O'DriscollScene and Heard: ‘Fail we may, sail we must’

Irish Examiner arts editor Des O'Driscoll picks his top gigs from the weekend's event, at venues around Cork City.Right Here, Right Now: this weekend's highlights

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