Your Wednesday evening catch-up

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

A senior Sinn Féin member has been arrested by police investigating a murder by Provisional IRA members.

An anti-water-charges protester, charged with assaulting a detective garda during a protest outside a Fine Gael party meeting which the Taoiseach was attending, has been remanded on bail.

A Fianna Fáil Councillor has refused to comment on whether she has faith in her party leader Micheál Martin.

“There is a reason the number of O’Neills and Murphys in the US exceeds by far those living in Ireland.” European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has set out plans to resettle around 160,000 migrants from Italy, Greece and Hungary around the continent.

SPORT

History will be made on Sunday at the All-Ireland camogie finals, when the fastest striker of the sliotar in camogie will be revealed.

Scotland GAA are preparing for a first All-Ireland final appearance, after their Ladies Gaelic Football team overcame a tough Derry team in the semi-final of the LGFA Junior competition.

WORLD

A camerawoman in Hungary has been caught on video tripping and kicking migrants at a reception centre for refugees in Roszke.

A blindfolded woman duped into having sex with a male impersonator said they also sunbathed and watched television together with her mask still on, a jury has heard.

BUSINESS

CityJet is eyeing further expansion in Cork within a year as it prepares to launch its London City Airport service at the airport next month.

Around 30,000 people are expected to attend Web Summit in Dublin this November - but it could be the last held in Ireland.

ANALYSIS

The first question one could reasonably ask upon glancing through the report recommending a merger of Cork City and County Councils is — Catherine Shanahan asks; will this actually ever happen?

LIFESTYLE

Nightclubs were once the place to keep the fun going, to dance the night away and to pull. Are they becoming less relevant now though, asks Caomhan Keane, as late-licence bars, Tindr and Spotify replace them?

VIDEO

We recently covered Galway native, Shane Cunningham’s journey as an entertainer to date. Since then, the 20-year-old impressionist was asked to appear on TV3’s Ireland AM to make his first TV debut.

VIRAL

The debut novel written by an Irish author is set to be adapted for both big and small screen productions.

#Juniorcert has been trending on Twitter with congratulations and well wishes for the Junior Certificate students as well as ecstatic tweets from young school goers delighted with their results and sharing them with the world.

TECHNOW

GAMING: FIFA 16 is coming very soon, and the best news is that you can get a taste of the action right now with the demo for PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

MOVIES: Matt Damon as Jason Bourne is front-and-centre in the first behind-the-scenes image released from the set of the currently untitled Bourne 5.

TECH: The iPhone 6S is just a short time away from being announced, but there’s still just enough time for a couple more rumours to emerge.

SHOWBIZ

Bradley Cooper says he wins ladies’ hearts with his impressive moves on the dance floor.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

China’s space programme says it plans to attempt the first landing of a lunar probe on the far side of the Moon.


Lifestyle

A scientific study has found that the teatime treat is just as effective as shop-bought energy gels.You might want to swap your energy gels for mashed potato on your next run

We catch up with Bushmills’ master distiller, who tells Sam Wylie-Harris more about this liquid gold.Irish whiskey masterclass: 11 things you need to know

Temples, beaches, and several nations with new names.From Bhutan to Costa Rica, Lonely Planet reveals its top countries to visit in 2020

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine offers guidance to a woman who’s unsure how to manage her mother’s dying wishes.Ask a counsellor: ‘Is it appropriate to notify my mother’s friends of her death by email?’

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