Good evening. Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com today.
Karen Buckley’s father, John, has delivered a highly emotional victim impact statement outside Glasgow High Court where, earlier, 21-year-old Alexander Pacteau admitted to murdering Karen Buckley after a night out in Glasgow last April.
Later in the day it also emerged Alexander Pacteau was previously accused of a sex attack on woman – just a mile from where he murdered Karen Buckley. A timeline of those awful events can be read here.
In other news, three children and their parents were found in sleeping bags on Mountjoy Square in Dublin last night, when an emergency shelter failed to find them beds.
Gardaí had to be called after a horde of almost 200 teenagers “invaded” a tranquil seaside village and wreaked havoc during a weekend of drunken chaos.
James McClean, ’the Northern Irishman from Londonderry’, is at the centre of a new Twitter row.
Ryder Cup hopefuls, including newly crowned champion Shane Lowry, will face a dilemma next season after the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational was withdrawn from the European Tour schedule.
Elsewhere in sport, Tyrone boss Mickey Harte last night revealed Tiernan McCann accepts he “made a mistake” after his controversial dive led to the red card dismissal of Monaghan’s Darren Hughes in Saturday’s All-Ireland quarter-final.
Dutch prosecutors have found what they believe could be parts of a Buk missile system at the site in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was brought down last year.
Police have arrested nearly two dozen people in Ferguson, Missouri, during a fourth consecutive night of demonstrations marking the anniversary of the fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown.
Greece has agreed on the broad terms of a new three-year bailout package with international creditors, with only a few details left to iron out, officials said.
Irish fashion chain Penneys is to open a new store in Boston.
The ‘back to work’ mantra is used to force people, despite their skills and training, into precarious work, offering the choice between hard labour and destitution, say Tom Boland and Ray Griffin in an analysis of the Government’s Pathways to Work policy.
Leaving Cert students get their exam results tomorrow and, for many of them, this begins their journey into third-level education. Here’s some valuable money advice for students.
Celebrities have teamed up with John Oliver on his ’Last Week Tonight’ show to fill in the blanks on sex education.
This dashcam footage perfectly illustrates the power of even the smallest tornado - and how grateful we should be that we don’t get them in Ireland.
In gaming news, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a new adventure title from The Chinese Room. It’s gorgeous, impressively written and has a stupendous score and we’d highly recommend you try it out..
Robot Overlords is an unusual film in a lot of ways. The most obvious is that it’s a sci-fi action adventure on a pretty large scale but was made in Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man for just over $20 million.
In tech news, Huawei announced its intentions to release a smartwatch at Mobile World Congress in March. We may soon see this smartwatch made available to buy.
James Cordon has planned to film an entire show with only top YouTubers as his guests.
Karen Buckley’s family have issued a statement. Karen’s father, John, described her killer as “truly evil” and said he hoped he would “spend the rest of his life behind bars”.
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