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 northside of Cork city was in mourning today after the tragic death of a young Mayfield woman  in the Canaries  writes Audrey Ellard Walsh.

The Social Protection Minister has said it is apparent waste companies are  taking advantage of new laws.  Leo Varadkar has said some bin companies looking for a price increase of up to 200% is not acceptable.

A woman who was a child victim of paedophile Eamonn Cooke  has spoken out about her experiences in a powerful interview.

A 26-year-old Irishman has died in a car crash in Australia.  The man from Little Island in east Cork was killed on Wednesday when his car went out of control and crashed.

Gardai are investigating a bomb threat at the offices of Limerick radio station, Limerick's Live 95fm  writes David Raleigh.  The threat was made in a telephone call to the Dock Road studios, around 2pm this afternoon.

Enda Kenny has said he wants to give emigrants the right to vote for President.  The Taoiseach has said it should now be possible to make sure Irish passport holders abroad get a vote.

The RNLI has launched a free text message service to try and stop people getting caught out by the tides  when travelling to Coney Island in Co Sligo.

A vigil has been organised this evening in memory of British Labour Party MP Jo Cox  who was shot dead yesterday.


After spending six months in space, Tim Peake is leaving the International Space Station (ISS) to make his way back to Earth.  While the British astronaut has kept us updated about his movements over the last 186 days (including his historic space walk and his London Marathon run on a treadmill), luckily for us he has also found time to get his Nikon D4 out and snap some incredibly breathtaking photos that make our planet look like an amazing work of art.

A Muslim faith school has accused Ofsted of racist conduct after the watchdog expressed concern at the discovery of leaflets branding music and dancing as "acts of devil".  The Darul Uloom Islamic High School said the leaflets - described by Ofsted as evidence of safeguarding weakness - were not found on its premises but at the rear door of an adjacent mosque.


Italy have beaten Sweden 1-0 in Toulouse  to secure their place in the knockout stages of Euro 2016.

The Republic of Ireland head into their Euro 2016 showdown with Belgium knowing they need a result   against the side currently sitting second in Fifa’s world rankings if they are to keep their qualification hopes alive.

Anyone else catch the new Paddy Jackson strut on the tv news bulletins from South Africa?  asks Ronan O’Gara

Check out all the latest news, views and banter in our dedicated Euro 2016 section


Volkswagen will invest more than €10bn by 2025 in areas like electric cars and ride-hailing   as it seeks to reshape its business in the wake of its emissions-test cheating scandal, it said yesterday.

The Bank of England escalated its warnings about the fallout from a British vote to leave the European Union  next week, saying it could harm the global economy and sterling looked increasingly likely to fall further after an “Out” decision.


From knowing what a playdate is to caring about work/life balance, being a dad changes it all.  Olivia Kelleher talks fatherhood with three well-known broadcasters .


Pumping a sun-reflective aerosol into the atmosphere could help slow global warming,  so David Keith and Gernot Wagner say the US should begin to research albedo modification


The Cork Summer Show takes place this weekend and it promises to be the best one yet.


While watching gardaí deal with a flooding incident, Robert Grace of the Athlone Advertiser captured a garda’s hilarious reaction  to a driver’s foolish attempt to drive through flood water.

It was a champagne supernova flight for the happy couple who got engaged while  suspended in the blue skies yesterday.  The pair were en route to New York when they got engaged between the wings of an Aer-Lingus plane while flying high on the wings of love.


GAMING: The list of backwards compatible titles on Xbox One continues to grow  with a few great games now available.

MOVIES: Remember the 80s? Well they're back as we're getting a new McGyver TV show.  This news broke a while back as the project has been in the works in various forms for years. One constant has been director James Wan who almost helmed a feature back in 2012 and remained on as an Executive Producer for a proposed TV series.

TECH: Shazam is great for working out that song that's playing that you just can't put your finger on.  And it's about to get even better on Android thanks to an "Auto" background listening feature.


Today FM broadcaster Louise Duffy has revealed she was catfished.  The brunette beauty, who is married to Kerry footballer Paul Galvin, realised her identity was taken when a listener tweeted her.


While watching gardaí deal with a flooding incident, Robert Grace of the Athlone Advertiser captured a garda’s hilarious reaction  to a driver’s foolish attempt to drive through flood water.

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