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


The two men who died in this morning's house fire in Co Corkhave been named locally. They have been named as Noel O'Mahony who was in his 60s and from Cackanode, Macroom, and 27-year-old Kenny Relihan from St Colman's Park, Macroom.

Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy has won widespread praise for revealing his battles with anxiety and depression.

Shocking footage has emerged of a gang of youths attacking a firefighter who was responding to a bonfire in Limerick last night.

A young Irish nun killed in the earthquake in Ecuador was an inspirational example of womanhood, mourners at her funeral service have been told.

Gardaí are asking for the public's help in finding a woman who has been missing for more than a week. Katherine (Catherine) Sweeney, who is 36 years old, was reported missing from York Street, Dublin 2, on Sunday April 24.


More than 150 people had to be evacuated as fire tore through an apartment building in southern Sweden. Rescue workers said the blaze raged on the top floor of the building, spreading from end to end along the 200ft-long complex.

Cambodia has shortened the school day by one hour to help students cope with a heatwave that has pushed temperatures as high as 42C (107.6F).


Paralympic champion Josef Craig has been disqualified from a race at the IPC European Championships in Madeira for failing to cover up his tattoo of the Olympic rings.

Danny Drinkwater will not face any further action over his response to being sent off in Leicester's draw with Manchester United yesterday.

A teenager from the North, Tom McKibbin, has been invited to play alongside Rory McIlroy in the pro-am ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open on May 18.


Billionaire Warren Buffett said on Saturday that Berkshire Hathaway is poised to do well no matter who wins the White House in November, and the billionaire investor defended the performance and tactics of the conglomerate’s several large investments.

A man claiming to be the inventor of Bitcoin has gone public, saying he wants to allay fears about the digital currency and help people understand its potential.


Margaret Hickey argues that as usual politicians are putting their party before the country in the rush to scrap water charges that would be among the cheapest anywhere in Europe


Vicki Notaro chats to comedian and writer Chelsea Handler, as she prepares to launch the world’s first global streaming chat show.


The River Shannon at Limerick City hosted some brilliant events during Riverfest 2016. Some of the world’s top watersport performers put their skills on show and 14,000 athletes got out their runners to take part in the Barrington's Hospital Great Limerick Run.

The eldest daughter of US President Barack and Michelle Obama is to take a gap year before starting her studies at Harvard University, the White House has announced. Here’s 5 things she could spend her 12 months doing.


It’s been the biggest talking point for Game of Thrones season six – but now fans will finally learn the fate of Jon Snow.

Lawyers are tackling the complicated job of dividing up singer Prince’s estate. The Purple Rain singer was found dead on April 21 at Paisley Park, his home and recording studio in suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Funeral director David McGowan has gripped the nation in recent weeks with his plan to move a Boeing 767 from Shannon Airport to Sligo as part of his Quirky Nights Glamping Village.

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From florist to fraudster, leaving a trail of destruction from North Cork, to Waterford, to Clare, to Wexford and through the midlands ... learn how mistress of re-invention, Catherine O'Brien, scammed her way around rural Ireland.

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