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

ELECTION 2016 

LATEST... Sinn Féin has condemned death threats made against Fine Gael TD Regina Doherty  after she engaged in a heated debate with party President Gerry Adams on radio.

LATEST... The Social Democrats say they are a "credible alternative" in the General Election. A new opinion Poll puts the party on 4% support, with just three days of canvassing left.

ANALYSIS... Labour has been a party of democratic values, where debate and dissent has been valued,  writes Fergus Finlay

SOCIAL... Our team here in the office will be providing regular updates and scouring social media for reaction to tonight's final #GE16 leaders debate so make sure and join the action  by either commenting directly in the blog window below or including @irishexaminer in your #leadersdebate #GE16 tweets.

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

IRELAND

A Jetstar flight from Melbourne to Sydney was delayed last night as drunk passengers had to be removed  before take-off and the people involved were reportedly members of Irish hurling and football teams.

Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers has rejected suggestions that UK withdrawal from the EU  would require border checks to be reinstated with the Republic of Ireland.

A teenage footballer was left waiting more than an hour for an ambulance in Cork at the weekend,  despite being in 'extreme pain' after sustaining an injury on the field.

More than 20,000 children are on hospital waiting lists, with some waiting more than two years  for an MRI scan.

WORLD

Apple chief Tim Cook has said in an email to employees that the US government should withdraw its demand  for the company to help the FBI hack a locked iPhone used in last year’s deadly shooting in San Bernardino.

Thousands of migrants and refugees could be facing eviction from their homes in France’s Jungle camp  unless a judge gives them a last-minute reprieve, an aid charity has warned.

SPORT

Ireland must refuse to engage in Eddie Jones' phoney war ahead of Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash  at Twickenham, according to Simon Easterby.

Cork hurling boss Kieran Kingston said the panel have been dealt a serious blow  with the news that Colm Spillane has been ruled out of action for the rest of the year.

BUSINESS

The London Stock Exchange is in talks over a possible £20 billion merger with Germany's Deutsche Boerse  to create one of the biggest exchange companies in the world.

Sterling headed for its biggest loss against the dollar in almost six years yesterday,  hit by a fall in the odds on a ‘Brexit’ after several senior Conservatives joined the campaign to leave the EU.

ANALYSIS

Rather than the figure of 10% long bandied about, a UN report  puts a more accurate figure of close to 3% on the amount of heroin seized by gardaí here, writes Cormac O’Keeffe

EXAM VIRAL

This guy’s ad on the Dingle What’s On page has been attracting a lot of attention  over the last few days - and not just because of the cute pooch in the photo.

If you were watching Des Bishop’s election special on RTÉ 2 last night,  you will have seen this brief but spot on appearance by the Rubberbandit’s BlindBoy Boatclub.

TECHNOW

GAMING: It's time to go back to prehistory with  Far Cry Primal,  out now on Xbox One and PS4.

MOVIES: Living legend Angela Lansbury was in Dublin at the weekend to take part in a public interview  as part of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival

TECH: Better Call Saul Season 2 is currently running on Netflix  and we've got an exclusive look behind the scenes on the hit show

SHOWBIZ

Support acts for The Stone Roses Marlay Park gig have finally been announced  Mexican duo Rodrigo Y Gabriela have been announced as special guests to The Stone Roses at Marlay Park in Dublin on July 9.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

This is the heartbreaking picture of seven-year-old Mason Timmins who died just moments later of meningitis  — a little under 24 hours after falling ill.

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