Your Thursday evening news catch-up

Sepp Blatter has spoken at the FIFA Congress and seems to have no intention of quitting, Ireland’s Navy flagship, LÉ Eithne, has been involved in its first migrant rescue in the Mediterranean, Scrubs star John McGinley stopped by Dakota Bar in Dublin last night to pull himself a pint. Here’s this evening’s irishexaminer.com catch-up. 

TOP STORY

Blatter: I have to 'find a way to fix things'

Sepp Blatter has spoken at the FIFA Congress and seems to have no intention of quitting his role as FIFA president, believing he has a duty to “fix things”.

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IRELAND

Your Thursday evening news catch-up

LÉ Eithne rescues 88 migrants in Mediterranean

Ireland's Navy flagship, LÉ Eithne, has been involved in its first migrant rescue in the Mediterranean.

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MOST READ: Priest hits out at response to referendum vote by cardinal

An Irish priest has said he disagrees with the comments of a high-ranking Vatican official who described last week’s marriage equality referendum result as a “defeat for humanity”.

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SPORT

Your Thursday evening news catch-up 

WATCH: FIFA 16 will include women’s football for first time

FIFA release their new game - FIFA 16 - in September, and for the first time in its history it will include women’s teams.

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MOST READ: Brolly: ‘I am still cringing’ about Morrissey insult

RTE pundit Joe Brolly has admitted he is mortified by the insulting remarks he made about Marty Morrissey on the Sunday Game Live at the weekend.

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WORLD

Your Thursday evening news catch-up 

Pentagon mistakenly sends live anthrax spores to labs

US officials are investigating after the Pentagon mistakenly shipped live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas.

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MOST READ: Mankini ban cuts anti-social behaviour in UK town

We can all agree that mankinis are a bit of an eyesore, especially when the wearer resembles Borat (So. Much. Hair), but they’re not a garment you’d really associated with anti-social behaviour.

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ANALYSIS

Your Thursday evening news catch-up

DEBATE: Should smacking be banned outright?

Rita de Brún and Ellie O’Byrne give their opinions on banning smacking in Ireland.Have your say in our poll. 

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LIFESTYLE

Your Thursday evening news catch-up 

MOST READ: Derry singer Soak is focusing on her music, not her sexuality

At 18, Soak is already tired of answering questions on her sexuality. Her debut LP should put some of the focus back on her music, writes Ed Power

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EXAMVIRAL

Your Thursday evening news catch-up

Tom Hardy’s perfect reaction to a journalist’s sexist Mad Max question is going viral

As if we needed a reason to love Tom Hardy more…

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MOST READ: This man upstaged a bride on her wedding day in the worst possible way

If there’s one thing you definitely don’t do on a wedding, it’s upstage the bride.

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TECHNOW

See Jeff Goldblum in Independence Day 2

We sometimes forget that there's actually a sequel to Independence Day in the works.

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MOST READ: iPhone dropped into the sea records its watery ordeal

A Spanish holiday. Sun, sea and boaty frolicks and then, tragedy strikes.

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BUSINESS

Your Thursday evening news catch-up 

Casual is the order of the day as #Sockies15 promises a social media sugar rush

It’s that time of year again when the who’s who of social media air out their most casual attire for the 2015 Maximum Media Social Media Awards, aka ’The Sockies’.

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MOST READ: Nama holdings in Cork, Limerick and Galway revealed

New figures suggest Nama is less exposed to rural property developments outside of the big cities than once thought.

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SHOWBIZ

Your Thursday evening news catch-up

Scrubs star pulls pints in Dublin pub

Scrubs star John McGinley stopped by Dakota Bar in Dublin last night to pull himself a pint of Guinness - as you do.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

The best age to have sex has been revealed...

They say life begins at 40… and so does a satisfying sex life, apparently.

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