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


A man has been found dead at a house in Cork. Gardaí say the man was discovered at a house in Rathcormac just before 11am.

Social Democrat TD Róisín Shorthall has questioned the experience of the new Health Minister Simon Harris. Mr Harris was a surprise appointment to the Department of Health, and Deputy Shorthall has questioned whether he is ready for it.

Nurses have been protesting outside Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda over severe staff shortages.

The Garda Ombudsman is examining the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in his 70s while in custody at Westport Garda Station in Co Mayo today.

A report commissioned by the previous Government has found no evidence of garda corruption in the Cavan-Monaghan division in 2007 and 2008, as alleged by garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

Meath county councillor Alan Tobin has created an online storm after posting on the subject of restricted and listed dog breeds on his Facebook page yesterday evening. Fine Gael’s Tobin, who is a dog owner, posted a picture of a sign he asked to be erected reminding owners of the regulations they must comply with if they have one of the breeds listed. Following the comments we decided to ask a dog bite expert his opinion on the matter.


North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is going to court in a fight for a state law that limits protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

The first baby born in the UK using a pioneering fertility screening treatment that could help IVF treatment be more effective is now a healthy four-month-old boy.

Under heavy security, a trial has begun in Belgium of a suspected extremist cell linked to the ringleader of last year's terror attacks in Paris.


Michel Platini is to resign as UEFA president after failing to overturn his ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Anthony Foley has acknowledged that the combination of an inexperienced coaching ticket and a playing-group shorn of veteran players through injury and retirement saw Munster struggle to compete this season.

Kerry legend Tomás Ó Sé has clarified his meaning after referring to some members of the Dublin football panel as scumbags.


Tens of thousands of home owners have been handed a little respite after one of the country's biggest mortgage lenders cut its rates.

As Ireland steadily rebuilds itself in a new post-recession era, recruitment is firmly back on the agenda for Irish employers.


Peter O’Dwyer visits Iceland eight years after the global financial system crashed. Despite taking a very different path to Ireland, the scars of the catastrophe are still all too evident there as they are here.


Gwen Loughman explores the benefits of camping for kids, but looks at the problem of parental fear around letting go.


Dublin teenager Abbey had her dream come true as she got to meet her idol reality TV star Khloe Kardashian recently. It all came together thanks to charity Make-A-Wish Ireland.

Jack Chambers, TD for Dublin West, is only 25 years old - one of the youngest TDs elected to the Dáil in February. Speaking on the Marian Finucane show yesterday morning, the Fianna Fáil TD was asked if he had paid the water charges - he hadn’t but his reasoning was a little different that most. Chambers actually still lives at home so his mam is the one paying the charges.


GAMING: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is here, and we’ve had the chance to play through the single player campaign. It’s long and action packed and has the most emotional weight of any game in the series so far, all good things for fans and newcomers alike.

MOVIES: The summer movie season is almost upon us, with blockbusters galore, and some of them don't even have superheroes in them. Not many we'll admit... here's looking at you Independence Day!

TECH: A snap of this year’s Moto X has been leaked online and it backs up rumours that it’ll feature an all-metal design.


Justin Timberlake has been confirmed to perform at Eurovision in a non-competing role. He is set to perform during the interval at the grand finale of the show in Stockholm this weekend.


A man has been found dead at a house in Cork. Gardaí say the man was discovered at a house in Rathcormac just before 11am.

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