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 Garda Commissioner has said no stone will be left unturned to bring the people behind Dublin's gangland murders to justice.

The Government has taken in more than €750m more than expected in taxes in the first five months of the year.

The health minister has moved to re-assure cystic fibrosis patients that they may still get access to a new drug - Orkambi.

A measles warning has been issued by the HSE following the outbreak of measles in various parts of the country.

A Kinder Surprise egg, full of crystal meth, was found by a six year old boy in Limavady, Co Derry.The boy is said to have been playing with his brother when he found the egg, under a hedge.

Northern Ireland's controversial lifetime ban on gay men donating blood is to end. Stormont Health Minister Michelle O'Neill will announce the move on a visit to an LGBT advocacy organisation in Belfast later.

Over the last few days the entire country has been blanketed with beautiful sunshine and thankfully, today was no different. Maps from Met Éireann paint a wonderful portrait of how amazingly clear it is over all parts of Ireland.


Three Syrian men suspected of planning an attack in Dusseldorf for the Islamic State group have been arrested in Germany.

A British man has pleaded guilty in the US to his role in operating a Spain-based "boiler room" operation that conned about 250 investors out of nearly US$3m.


Leeds have appointed former Swansea manager Garry Monk as the club's new head coach.

April 15, 1989 was the day George Hamilton went to cover an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough and, with John Giles, ended up on air for two hours reporting live for RTÉ on an unfolding disaster that would take the lives of 96 people.

Novak Djokovic made light work of his heavy schedule to reach the semi-finals of the French Open for the sixth year in a row.


Ryanair has put its plans for transatlantic flights on hold again. CEO Michael O'Leary has said his company won't begin flying to states until at least 2020.

BHS is to disappear from the high street, resulting in the loss of up to 11,000 jobs, after administrators failed to find a buyer for the retailer.


It’s either someone finally talking some long-overdue sense, or the most cynical moving of the political goalposts in a generation, writes Fiachra Ó’Cionnaith


Jesse Owens challenged racists in the US and Nazi Germany. A new film delves into his amazing story, writesWill Lawrence


One kayaker had a very near miss after getting trapped in a freak wave off the Sovereign Islands, near Kinsale in Cork.


Cork's famous St. Patrick's Hill will host the Red Bull Soapbox Race this Sunday, June 5 at 12pm. One group of Cork-based archaeologists from Rubicon Heritage in Cork will be taking their place at the event in the hope of raising money for Chernobyl Children International Organisation.

If you’re currently studying for your Leaving Cert, this video from comedians Foil Arms and Hog will speak to you.


GAMING: It's hard to believe that we're into June already. With E3 around the corner, there are fewer video game releases, but still some highlights to mention.

MOVIES: Julie Andrews is teaming up with the Jim Henson Workshop to bring a new puppet show to Netflix.

TECH: Google has a whole mess of products and it can be difficult to keep track of them all. One new feature introduced in Android M is Now on Tap, and it just got even better.


They’ve been enjoying time off, now The Script revealed they’re getting ready to record new music. The rocker’s last album No Sound Without Silence was released back in September 2014, reaching number 1 in the UK and Ireland.


A Romanian woman who pulled out bundles of €50 notes to peel off €100 towards securing her release on bail, was ordered by a judge to “hand the whole lot over, and the rest”, referring to sterling that she had separated from her euros and placed inside her blouse in the court.

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