Your Thursday evening catch-up

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

Your Thursday evening catch-up


The Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland has released its new code of standards for advertising and marketing. It includes new rules for gambling, food and e-cigarette advertising, as well as those targeted at children.

A TD who voted against the sale of Aer Lingus has been allowed to rejoin Labour’s parliamentary party. Michael McNamara lost the party whip when he voted against selling the Aer Lingus shares in the Dáil in May.

Stormont’s Deputy First Minister has expressed optimism Northern Ireland’s power sharing government can be saved and returned to “good working order”. Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness reiterated his hope that cross party talks to resolve a crisis sparked by an IRA-linked murder will begin on Monday.

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