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


Health chiefs have launched investigations following the deaths of two newborn babies within days of each other in Cavan General Hospital. It is understood one infant died on Sunday morning after an emergency Caesarean section was ordered. The baby died before delivery.

The Health Minister Simon Harris is appealing to the manufacturers of two cancer drugs to “show some compassion” to patients while a decision is made on funding the medicines.

Sinn Féin has wound up pressure on justice chiefs to explain why a former Garda commissioner secretly met the head of a parliamentary watchdog over whistle-blower Sergeant Maurice McCabe.

The Irish Government has only taken in 10 people under an EU migrant relocation scheme. Ireland has committed to accepting 2,622 people from Italy and Greece under the scheme.

Vandals have targeted the republican plot in Milltown Cemetery in a graffiti attack.

A Laois man convicted of indecently assaulting a girl in his neighbourhood when he was a teenager has been jailed for two and a half years.

A Dublin teenager is facing sentence for assault and violent disorder during an out of control incident where a garda was knocked unconscious while trying to find a troubled boy.


Authorities in central Texas have found two more bodies along flooded streams, bringing the death toll from severe weather in the state to six.

Wildlife officials in Thailand have begun removing some of the 137 tigers held at a Buddhist temple following accusations that monks were involved in illegal breeding and trafficking of the animals.

A judge has declared Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre guilty and sentenced him to life in prison for crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture.


The Republic of Ireland complete their preparations for the Euro 2016 finals with Tuesday night's friendly against Belarus. Here are some of the talking points surrounding the game as Martin O'Neill takes a last look at his players in action before heading for France.

O'Neill's men kick off at the Stade de France, Wales will visit the Stade de Bordeaux, England begin their campaign at the Stade Velodrome and Northern Ireland will head to Nice. Here’s our guide to the venues of Euro 2016.

No play was possible at the French Open on Monday because of rain. It is the first time since the same day 16 years ago that not a single ball has been hit in anger for a whole day at Roland Garros.


Tech giant Seagate is to lay off 70 workers in the North. The US company, which makes hard drives and develops other top-of-the-range products, said it is being forced to cut the workforce at its Springtown facility on the outskirts of Derry city.

The booming black market in Ireland is putting pressure on profit margins for retailers. The Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association (ISME) are calling on the Government to refocus on the effect the underground economy is having on the retail sector.


1968’s ‘Humane Vitae’ has done massive harm to the Catholic Church and has been largely ignored by many, writes TP O’Mahony


Eastenders actors Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie were amongst the stars that dropped by sun-drenched Schull in West Cork for this year’s Fastnet Short Film Festival.


The Ireland soccer team arrive for a training session at Turner's Cross, Cork for a training session prior to their friendly against Belarus their final warm up game before the European Championships in France.

Video by Dan Linehan


A Cork man is aiming to achieve a new record, when he flies from Ireland to Africa this summer on a craft that is powered by a lawnmower engine.

Phone company Three have been criticised for suggesting that one of their users translate her name to English in order to use their online services.

Monday’s can be… difficult so this is the ideal video to watch to brush away Monday blues. Donovan Livingston, a Master’s Candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, took to the stage at the School’s graduation to performed a powerful spoken word poem.


GAMING: Microsoft is expected to announce some virtual reality plans at E3 this summer, and there’s already at least one VR game in the works.

MOVIES: Sing Street director has criticised Keira Knightley, saying that he wouldn’t like to work with her again.

TECH: HTC has been rumoured to be working on a smartwatch for some time, but we’ll be waiting a little longer to see what it has in store. Its smartwatch has reportedly been delayed again.


We’ve all been at at least one concert where you’ve been stuck behind a dozen camera phones, yes? Annoying we know, but it’s not everyday you see someone with a full on professional set up, tripod and everything. That’s what one fan at Adele’s Verona, Italy show did before Adele herself called her out on it.


Kafkaesque is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “having a nightmarishly bizarre, complex or illogical quality”, and is defined by me as “the Irish passport office in London”.

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