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 today

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


Gardaí are investigating a fatal shooting on the southside of Cork city.

A 14-year-old girl has recounted the moment when she saw her father go to the rescue of her brother and his girlfriend when a freak wave swept them out to sea, only for all three to tragically lose their lives.

Counting is continuing in the Seanad elections with ballots for the 11-seat Agricultural panel being counted today,

Fianna Fáil has been accused of having "no passion" in its bid to suspend water charges. The claim comes from the Anti-Austerity Alliance, which says the future of charges should be decided in the Dáil - and not in private talks between the two largest parties.

Fears are growing among local residents after a suspected dissident republican was murdered in his pub in the first of two gun killings in Dublin within hours of each other last night.

Cork County Council has been forced to sell homes owned by people in shared ownership schemes which were repossessed after they fell behind in their mortgage repayments.

The Minister for Education Jan O'Sullivan is inviting applications for the patronage of nine new post-primary schools which are due to open this September and in 2018. In the wake of an announcement today, Educate Together said it was "delighted" the patronage process was now open for these schools.

The Peter McVerry Trust is calling for a transition plan to be put in place to prevent 100 people from finding themselves back on the streets.

A number of gardaí have faced disciplinary action for driving a patrol car with blue lights and sirens without getting the required training.


Bangladesh's prime minister has pledged to hunt down and prosecute the attackers who fatally stabbed a gay rights activist and his friend in Dhaka.

Lufthansa has cancelled 895 flights scheduled for Wednesday from six German airports as government workers called short-term strikes in the run-up to wage discussions later this week.


Both the police and the ambulance service caused or contributed to the loss of lives in the Hillsborough disaster, the British jury has found. More of our Hillsborough coverage from today below.

  • Hillsborough inquests: Families react to the long-awaited conclusion
  • Hillsborough unlawful killing ruling ends ‘greatest miscarriage of justice’
  • South Yorkshire Police 'got Hillsborough policing catastrophically wrong'
  • Former Liverpool players among those paying tribute to the Hillsborough 96 - and the courageous campaigners


Inland Fisheries Ireland has announced a phasing out of its fish farming operations. The IFI Board said it had chosen this course of action to ensure that it can deliver on its core remit of conservation, protection and development.

An internal investigation at Mitsubishi has found that employees had intentionally falsified fuel economy data for some of its models since 1991, the company has announced.


Eoin English writes about families benefitting from Chernobyl Children International and Irish Aid-funded outreach schemes


Willy Vlautin of Richmond Fontaine talks with Gerry Quinn about the band’s breakup and closing gigs


When Coldplay came to Mexico City to play in the Foro Sol stadium, Luis Velaquez had to bring his young son as they’re his favourite band. But when Coldplay launched into one of their best-loved songs, Fix You, Huillo, who is autistic, became overwhelmed with emotion.

Yes, of course you love spending time with your significant other - but would you be able to spend 24 hours handcuffed together? Ned and Aerial Fulmer from California gave it a try it and posted a YouTube video with the results.


GAMING: An hilarious video from comedy site Cracked dives into the science of pitching a new videogame, and it's a bit terrifying

MOVIES: Star Wars Episode VIII is currently filming at Pinewood Studios in the UK, giving the Royal lads Prince Harry and Prince William a chance to visit the set last week. But it seems it wasn't all fun for the Royals, as they may also have filmed a part for the upcoming movie.

TECH: The death toll is rising: “Casualties since commencement of operations. Killed 6 officers and 24 men”. This is the latest update in the retelling of the Easter Rising as it is being relayed by 1916 Live. This Twitter account is live-tweeting events as they happened, supported by real papers from the time for a stunning look back at the history of Ireland.


James Corden has created a spoof of what is probably the most-talked about video of the moment – Beyonce’s feature to go with her “visual album” Lemonade.

Louis Walsh has said he regrets ever working with Jedward, and now the pair have hit back. The Mayo man famously put through John and Edward Grimes to the X Factor finals back in series six but now he says working with them was embarrassing.


So, as you know, the Census was Sunday night and there was a bit of confusion over certain questions on the form. But Laura from Kildare got a bit stuck on a different section. Specifically, the job example given on the first page.

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