Your Wednesday lunchtime catch-up

Good afternoon. Here’s all the news you need to know this lunchtime.


Michael Fingleton has said he does not regret any decisions he took at the Irish Nationwide Building Society but does regret the taxpayer had to bail out the Society. .

Your Wednesday lunchtime catch-up

The Fennelly Commission has "debunked" the Opposition’s claim that the Taoiseach sought to sack the Garda Commissioner, Leo Varadkar has said.

Labour leader Joan Burton has backed Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s version of the Fennelly commission’s verdict over what caused garda commissioner Martin Callinan to retire, despite opposition parties calling on the Fine Gael leader to resign.

Relatives and friends of Aisling Brady McCarthy have vowed to help her rebuild her   life as they prepare to welcome her back to Co Cavan after her ordeal. 


Munster rugby supporters face another shock in the next day or two when news of Donncha O’Callaghan’s departure  will be made official.

After finishing honours even on Sunday Dublin and Mayo face off again  on Saturday evening, but who will have learnt most from the draw?  


Eight people - including two children - have died in an apartment block fire in Paris and police are investigating whether it was started intentionally, officials said.

Your Wednesday lunchtime catch-up

A woman who posted explicit images of her girlfriend “to hurt and humiliate” her victim after an argument has walked free from court.


Your Wednesday lunchtime catch-up

UK pub operator JD Wetherspoon will open its newest pub  and first Irish venture outside the capital in Cork next week following a €3.65m investment.

Over 80% of employees are suffering increased stress levels, according to a new survey,   and the stress has a knock-on effect on workplace morale and productivity and company staffing.


Your Wednesday lunchtime catch-up

The Fennelly Commission made a number of conclusions  Here’s all the important details compiled   .


It’s just dawned on Michelle Murphy that online job hunting and man hunting are much of a muchness; it’s the X Factor on a smaller scale .


All the main talking points from the forthcoming Dublin/Mayo replay Mick Quirke says Dublin is like a Formula One car without brakes while our GAA panel discuss how the replay will pan out 


Yesterday was September 1 - and as you may know, that’s the day that the Hogwarts Express leaves Kings Cross, full of happy students heading back to school.

Are you a young hipster who knows all the buzz words or are you an old fogey with spiel as old as you feel? This quiz will determine your age by the vocabulary that you use. .




GAMING: Mad Max is out today, here’s the launch trailer.

MOVIES: The Danish Girl is a sumptuous period piece dealing with the true story of Lili Elbe - one of the first people to have their gender re-assigned through surgery.

TECH: Lenovo is set to release the all new Moto 360 smartwatch on the 8th of September, according to an official invite which has been sent out to press.


Your Wednesday lunchtime catch-up

Hollywood marriages are famously fragile, but Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr have bucked the trend – and 13 years after their wedding, Sarah has shared a romantic throwback photo to celebrate the anniversary.


Your Wednesday lunchtime catch-up

Google has been undergoing some major changes recently  and that’s set to be reflected in a new logo and design ethos  


Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine offers guidance on how to cope when your husband is pushing boundaries.Ask a counsellor: ‘My husband is playing games with another woman – what should I do?’

We take a trip down memory lane and check out what happened on this day in years gone by by looking back at some Irish Examiner front pages and highlighting other events which went down in history across the world.August 20, 2019: A look back at what happened on this day in years gone by

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