Your Monday evening news catch-up

Tributes have been pouring in for RTÉ sports broadcaster Bill O’ Herlihy who passed away today at the age of 76; Averil Power has resigned from Fianna Fáil and the Westboro Baptist Church can’t work out the Irish tricolour. Just some of the latest and most read stories on irishexaminer.com.

Your Monday evening news catch-up

TOP STORY - Bill O' Herlihy

Eamon Dunphy pays respect to ‘great friend’ Bill O’Herlihy

Soccer pundit Eamon Dunphy has paid tribute to his former colleague and ‘great friend’ Bill O’Herlihy, who passed away this morning.

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Retired broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy dies, age 76

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'I'll miss the lads': Bill O' Herlihy leaves it there in one of his last interviews

Kieran Shannon interviewed the legendary sports anchor just prior to his retirement

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Tributes pour in for 'giant of sports broadcasting' O’Herlihy

Tributes are pouring in for Bill O’Herlihy, the retired RTE broadcaster who passed away today, aged 76.

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IRELAND

Senator Averil Power resigns from Fianna Fáil

Senator Averil Power has resigned from Fianna Fáil, saying Micheál Martin had become "a leader without any followers".

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Robinson 'suffers heart attack'

The North's First Minister Peter Robinson has been admitted to hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack.

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SPORT

Munster ‘Play for each other, families, and the red jersey’

One called him a legend, the other a colossus and both CJ Stander and Anthony Foley admitted how much Munster will miss Paul O’Connell when he plays his last game for the province in Saturday’s Guinness Pro12 final.

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MOST READ: Davy Fitzgerald: ‘Do you think we’re a dirty team?

His side were awarded just one free in the second half of yesterday’s Munster championship defeat to Limerick and so the press pack quizzed the Banner boss for his thoughts on the performance of referee Colm Lyons.

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WORLD

Russia launches air force exercise

The Russian military has launched a massive exercise involving 250 aircraft and other weapons.

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MOST READ: US official: Iraq forces lack will to fight

Islamic State’s takeover of Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the “will to fight”, US defence secretary Ash Carter has said.

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ANALYSIS

MOST READ: MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Marriage Referendum: Much-maligned Middle Ireland emerges blinking into the dawn of a new world

The reaction to the constituency polls on Saturday resembled the overthrow of an old, despotic regime, writes Special Correspondent Michael Clifford

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EXAMVIRAL

VIDEO: Cyclist has close call with double-decker bus after jumping red light

A Manchester cyclist had a very lucky escape after he collided with a bus after running a red light.

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MOST READ: The Westboro Baptist Church try to condemn Ireland, can’t figure out our flag

Uh-oh, it looks like the Westboro Baptist Church is mad at us. Whatever shall we do?

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TECHNOW

MOST READ: Mission Impossible 6 could already be in the works

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation is set to arrive in cinemas in July 2015 and it's already looking like a lot of fun, as you can tell from this trailer.

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BUSINESS

Greece rules out capital controls

Greece’s government has ruled out restricting access to bank accounts and the free movement of money if there is no breakthrough soon in tortuous talks with bailout creditors and its dwindling cash reserves dry up.

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MOST READ: Mrs Brown boost for Brendan O’Carroll coffers

Pre-tax profits at Brendan O’Carroll’s movie firm last year rocketed more than threefold to €578,886.

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LIFESTYLE

MOST READ: The ‘yes’ voters are our heroes

An overjoyed Jonathan Neville watched the referendum results from an Irish bar in Vienna with his husband, Frank and 50 other Eurovision fans. Twenty six years previous, when studying to be a priest, he had tried to kill himself as he didn’t want to be gay anymore.

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SHOWBIZ

Kerry-shot film starring Colin Farrell wins big at Cannes

A film that was shot in South Kerry has been awarded a top award at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

The Westboro Baptist Church try to condemn Ireland, can’t figure out our flag

Uh-oh, it looks like the Westboro Baptist Church is mad at us. Whatever shall we do?

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