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 irishexaminer.com today
Catch-up with what you've missed today with our evening briefing

IRELAND

1,054 families are homeless around the country according to new figures released today.

The Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said the Government is planning to introduce a rainy day fund to help balance the economy when needed.

Police kept a close eye as pro-choice activists delivered abortion pills to women in the North using a drone. Meanwhile the cabinet has approved plans for a Citizens Convention on abortion and other issues.

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has confirmed to the Dáil that bin charges will be frozen for 12 months.

If you can’t beat the pervasive Japanese knotweed, eat it. That was one of the solutions put forward at a meeting of Kerry County Council, which heard parts of the Kingdom are being overrun by the invasive species.

WORLD

David Cameron has pleaded with parents and grandparents to vote to stay in the European Union for the sake of the younger generations of Britons.

A young Briton accused of attempting to grab a police officer's gun in a bid to kill Donald Trump has appeared in a US court in shackles.

SPORT

The FAI has paid its respects to the family of Eamonn Dolan, who sadly passed away yesterday after a battle with cancer.

Four days out from a series-deciding Test with the Springboks, Devin Toner has admitted the Ireland camp is still not over their painful defeat to South Africa at Ellis Park last Saturday.

#EURO2016: An Irish fan who cycled more than 350 miles to get to Euro 2016 was saved by local French women who helped him when men tried to steal his bike.

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

BUSINESS

AIB has now pocketed €1.19m from the sale of properties formerly owned by Mick Wallace TD’s main building firm around Dublin, documents show.

Boeing is nearing a $4 billion (€3.53bn) deal with Russia’s largest air-freight company that would help extend the life of the iconic, hump-nosed 747 jumbo jet amid waning demand for four-engine aircraft, people close to the transaction said.

LIFESTYLE

Should kids be allowed into pubs to watch matches, or is it better to keep them at home? Two mums debate the issue

ANALYSIS

She deprived her young son of sleep, dressed him in unfamiliar clothes and filled him full of liquids so that he struggled to control his bladder. And she did it out of love, writes Caroline O’Doherty

VIDEO

With Britain being our closest neighbour, Ireland obviously has a vested interest in the Brexit outcome.

VIRAL

A Cork based company has reported a brilliant response from the Irish public to a commemorative t-shirt designed to show solidarity with those who lost their lives in the Pulse nightclub shootings in Orlando, Florida last week.

A turtle has been caught on camera making a break for it in Cork city.

TECHNOW

GAMING: There's a competitive element of Blizzard's Overwatch due to launch by the end of June. It's going to really change the way the game has played and give people a strong reasons to log in time and again.

MOVIES: Jason Statham will return for Spy 2.

TECH: It's time for another iPhone 7 rumour, and this one is pretty interesting.

SHOWBIZ

Boyzone are reportedly is keen to mark their 25th anniversary with a TV documentary and a Wembley Stadium gig celebration.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

As the knockout stage of Euro 2016 nears, we thought we'd take a look at the topic taking centre stage in France ... fan behaviour. But while some have been filmed taking part in running battles we can proudly point to the actions of Irish supporters who have made headlines across the world for all the right reasons. Here's why.

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