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


Enda Kenny says he 'absolutely condemns' the shooting of Gareth Hutch in Dublin earlier today - saying the killers have 'no respect for life or limb'. But the Taoiseach has denied there has been any scaling back of Garda resources, and says the Garda Commissioner has all the resources she needs to tackle the problem of gangland crime.

Sinn Féin has denied that tonight's Dáil motion to abolish water charges is only focussed on embarrassing Fianna Fáil - despite repeatedly accusing the rival party of "flip-flopping" on the issue


Human remains retrieved from the crash site of the EgyptAir Flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft, a senior Egyptian forensic official has said. The official is part of the Egyptian investigative team and has personally examined the remains in Cairo. He said all 80 pieces brought to Cairo so far are small and that "there isn't even a whole body part, like an arm or a head".


Katie Taylor will defend her Olympic title in Rio this summer. The 2012 gold medallist has guaranteed a spot at the Olympics with a win this afternoon at the World championships in Astana.

Ireland's Sanita Puspure has also qualified for Rio after she finished in second place at a final Olympic qualifying event today. The single sculler needed to finish in the top four at the regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland today .

Historically, Cork have been blessed with and nurtured some of the most artistic hurlers ever to grace an inter-county setting. The Leonardo da Vincis of the game, if you will. Players whose hurls were more Harry Potter wand than plain ash stick. Yet, the world is obviously a far different animal now to the days of Christy Ring et al.

Jose Mourinho is close to becoming Manchester United's next manager, but club great Eric Cantona believes Manchester City-bound Pep Guardiola would have been a better fit.


Ryanair is expected, in the coming months, to announce an extension to its share buyback programme which will have returned €800m to investors when scheduled to run its course in September.

With only one month to go before the UK votes on whether to remain in the EU, investors are piling into contracts protecting against stock swings, paying prices not seen in more than a year for the hedges.


As the World Humanitarian Summit is held in Istanbul, Oxfam Ireland CEO Jim Clarken says Europe could learn a lot from Tanzania’s solidarity with and generosity towards refugees


Simon Lewis’s collection of poetry was inspired by his family’s heritage in the Albert Road area of Cork, says Marjorie Brennan


An Irish gardener has won a gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Paul Martin from Dundalk is one of Ireland's leading garden designer and he won gold for his creation 'Garden of Mindful Living'.


GAMING: The launch trailer for Platinum Games’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan has been released, showcasing plenty of action and familiar characters.

MOVIES: Star Trek Beyond is set to make a mark in movie history by becoming the first outdoor IMAX movie presentation when it premiers at this year's San Diego Comic Con.

TECH: There’s another iPhone 7 leak doing the rounds this morning, this time showing off some new design changes.


Burt Kwouk, best known for playing Cato Fong in the Pink Panther films, has died aged 85. A statement said the actor had sadly passed away on May 24, adding: “The family will be having a private funeral but there will be a memorial at a later date.”

Walt Disney Studios is home to four of Hollywood’s biggest film studios: Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm, and from September 2016 Netflix will be the only streaming site where films made by those studios can be seen.


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