Catch-up with what you've missed today with our evening briefing

Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com today.
Catch-up with what you've missed today with our evening briefing

IRELAND

New units of heavily armed Gardaí are on the streets of Dublin  amid fears more death threats are circulating in a gangland feud which has claimed three lives.

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has said there was no intelligence  to justify having gardaí outside the Regency Hotel on Friday.

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has warned further gangland deaths  are likely following the second murder on the streets of Dublin in four days last night.

Members of the Defence Forces attending 1916 ceremonial commemorations throughout the year may have to pay for dry-cleaning uniforms  and polishing boots out of their own pockets.

Almost half of people in Ireland believe taking in 4,000 refugees from Syria and elsewhere will increase Ireland’s crime rate,  a survey suggests.

ELECTION 2016 

LATEST... Sinn Féin say it has been a long-standing policy of the party to  abolish the Special Criminal Court  but it says that red-line issues for the party are scrapping water charges and property taxes.

LATEST... The Labour Party has announced its plans to increase the minimum wage of €9.15 to a “living wage”  of €11.30 per hour, over the next five years.

LATEST... The Green Party said it will not attempt to stop an  RTÉ leaders'  debate from going ahead - regardless of the outcome of their legal action.

SOCIAL... How engaged are the Irish abroad with the general election? Robert Mulhern asked emigrants in London of different generations and professional backgrounds what issues are important to them — or do they even care?

SOCIAL... There is little doubt that Twitter has become a key 'weapon' in #GE16 with all of the political parties and groupings availing of its unique potential. Keep track of the Twitter action from the parties, leaders and main players HERE

Visit our #GE16 SECTION for the latest General Election news, views and social content.

WORLD

North Korea has expanded a uranium enrichment facility and restarted a plutonium reactor that could start recovering material for nuclear weapons,  the US intelligence chief has said.

A company has been conned out of  £18 million in a telephone scam.  A senior executive at the firm, which has not been named, was tricked into transferring the cash into a foreign bank account after criminals posed as the Scottish firm’s boss.

SPORT

Irish rugby legend Paul O'Connell announced his retirement from rugby today  and tributes have been flooding in.

Northern Ireland fans who missed out on Euro 2016 tickets were calling for answers after a loyalty scheme  apparently failed to prioritise those who had attended past games.

BUSINESS

The head of the owner of British Airways has said he admires his fierce Ryanair rival Michael O’Leary.  Willie Walsh paid tribute to his fellow Irishman, who he said had managed to turn a profit while expanding his budget carrier in a rare airline business feat.

Consumer confidence reached a 15-year high, last month, but positivity surrounding the jobs market  has taken a dent.

ANALYSIS

There are many other areas of abuse in Ireland that go unchecked — including people who desperately need access to mental health services  having no rights whatsoever, writes Fergus Finlay

LIFESTYLE

NOW is a good time to be in the market for a mortgage in Ireland,  writes Gráinne McGuinness

EXAM VIRAL

There’s a video doing the rounds on Facebook of a mammy’s heroic efforts at getting her four kids,  a set of triplets and a toddler, ready for bed.

13-year-old Limerick filmmaker/vlogger Luke Culhane has created a new video highlighting the need to #CreatNoHate on social media  in a stand against cyber bullying.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Amazon makes TV shows, streams music oh and delivers millions of items to people around the world.  Now it makes game engines, for some reason.

MOVIES: A dude with a messed up face and fast healing does stuff for reasons. Deadpool is rough around the edges,  riotously rude and outrageously entertaining.

TECH: Happy Birthday to You is definitely a song you've heard once or twice in your life,  but did you know that if you want to record it or use it in a movie you have to pay?

SHOWBIZ

Saoirse Ronan has revealed that her mother is a huge part of how she has remained grounded  – despite growing up in the gruelling film industry.

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New units of heavily armed Gardaí are on the streets of Dublin  amid fears more death threats are circulating in a gangland feud which has claimed three lives.

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