Your Thursday evening catch-up

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Your Thursday evening catch-up


Irish Examiner readers have been sharing their thoughts since the difficult decision  was made to publish the deeply disturbing photograph of Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi’s body washed up on a beach in Turkey. In an editorial, which can be read in full here, Editor Tim Vaughan explained why the decision was made to publish the upsetting image.

There have been dramatic scenes at a railway station near Hungary’s capital, Budapest, with migrants who were ordered off a train lying on the tracks in protest.  A train that left Budapest’s main train station with migrants was stopped in the town of Bicske, 22 miles west of Budapest, where one of Hungary’s refugee camps is located.


Irish nanny Ashling Brady McCarthy has described as “scandalous” her treatment at the hands of US prosecutors  who charged her with murdering a baby in her care.

A 46-year-old man has been arrested by detectives hunting  Police Service of Northern Ireland Detective Chief Inspector John McVea said the suspect was detained in the Antrim area. 

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