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

The young Irish nun who died in the recent earthquake in Ecuador gave up a self-confessed wild teenage lifestyle  and a budding acting career to work with some of the world's poorest.

DUP leader Arlene Foster has rejected Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin's criticism of the Stormont Executive,  branding it offensive and unjustified.

A TD has called on banks and the Cork County Sheriff to give the farming family at the centre of a forced cattle sale   process time to save their livelihood.

Green Party Deputy Leader, Catherine Martin, says that their future probably lies in  "constructive opposition".  She said: "We've been in talks with Social Democrats, Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Sinn Féin and constructive opposition is what we are leaning towards.

A leading Labour TD has stated his strong opposition to the party re-entering Government with Fine Gael, writes Daniel McConnell, Irish Examiner Political Editor.  Cork East TD and acting junior minister Sean Sherlock said his party has no mandate from the people to go back into Government.

An alleyway on the outskirts of the city is to be closed off to  congregating gangs,  allegedly involved in a number of assaults, drug dealing, and underage drinking.

A bus driver with 48 schoolchildren on board said he broke the speed limit  to ensure the safety of his passengers.

WORLD

The wedding rings were made of pasta, the ceremony was held on a pirate boat, and when it came time for the kiss, the bride and groom slurped up either end of a noodle until their lips met.  New Zealand hosted the world’s first Pastafarian wedding, conducted by the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

EU policymakers are guilty of "killing by neglect"  by cutting rescue missions in the Mediterranean - potentially costing the lives of more than 1,500 migrants, according to a report.

SPORT

Davy Fitzgerald says Clare were disrespected in the build-up to  yesterday’s win over Kilkenny.  Fitzgerald did not name the critics of his team’s chances of advancing to the Allianz Division One final. But he referenced how Ger Loughnane’s comments earlier this month had motivated Kilkenny.

Kilkenny's county board chairman has apologised to the county's minor footballers who suffered a 71-point thrashing  at the hands of Wexford on Saturday in the minor Leinster Championship.

BUSINESS

Prices at the pumps could stay lower for longer after major oil producing nations  failed to reach a deal  to cut output, experts have said.

The Small Firms Association (SFA) has warned that Irish small businesses  are facing an insurance cost crisis.

ANALYSIS

We have a century-long history, in mental illness particularly, of blaming mothers,  writes Terry Prone

LIFESTYLE

Rita de Brún tries to catch up with Eamon Coghlan and the senior athletes  featured on his TV series

VIRAL

To celebrate World Heritage Day we’ve found some of the most beautiful sites protected by the Unesco  around the globe.

This video by the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors  shows the abuse suffered  by Gardaí after an arrest.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Star Fox Zero is finally coming out this week, with the long awaited flying action game hitting the Wii U  from the 21st of April.

MOVIES: Disney has gone back to their 60s classic The Jungle Book for a remake,and audiences have turned out  in droves.

TECH:  Shazam is a pretty amazing app which fills a very important niche in the market - letting you know exactly what song is playing when you  just can't identify it.  Now once you're signed in with your Shazam account all of the matches you've made are synced no matter where you are. That includes moving between devices like phones and tablets, or if you get a new handset, and also on the desktop site.

SHOWBIZ

The widower of Peaches Geldof has told how writing songs has helped give his life “purpose”  following her sudden death at the age of 25 two years ago.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

The young Irish nun who died in the recent earthquake in Ecuador gave up a self-confessed wild teenage lifestyle  and a budding acting career to work with some of the world's poorest.

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