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

Hundreds of residents in South East Clare have been left high and dry for five days after a water main burst last Saturday.

A Corkman who volunteered to fight ISIS on the front line in Iraq has appealed to the people of Ireland to help support efforts to thwart the spiralling crisis, writes Liz Dunphy of the Evening Echo.

A mother of two sons murdered in gangland style killings said ‘she is a broken woman’ following her loss. Marie McNally said she could never get over the loss of her two boys as she attended an inquest into the death of her younger son, Alan McNally (36). “My life is over,” she said.

A man has admitted trying to murder his ex-partner as she was on her way to work at a crèche near her home in Dublin in September 2014.

A Dublin family has collected a cheque for €191,461 from the National Lottery Headquarters today after their EuroMillions win in April.

Most people buying suncream do not always check the label for protection against the two harmful rays, according to a survey from the Health Products Regulatory Authority.

WORLD

The Colombian government and rebel group FARC have reached a deal on a bilateral ceasefire that would be the last major step toward ending one of the world's longest wars.

Fifty-six people have been killed by lightning in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. A top official in Bihar said 24 other people were injured when thunderstorms and monsoon rains lashed at least 14 districts of the state.

SPORT

Rory McIlroy feels playing in this summer's Olympics is not worth the risk after announcing his withdrawal due to concerns over the Zika virus. Ireland's team leader Paul McGinley, the former Europe Ryder Cup captain, said: "As much as I'm disappointed like all Irish people are, you have to respect his decision not to play.

Andrew Trimble believes Ireland must regain a sense of perspective after last Saturday's second Test defeat and remember there is still a series to be won this weekend.

#EURO2016

Northern Ireland, Wales and England are already through – but can the Republic join them? If we do make it through, here's who we'll face in the next round.

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

BUSINESS

In celebrating Instagram reaching 500 million users, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg accidentally sparked a privacy discussion. The image, which shows Zuckerberg sat at his desk in Facebook HQ, was quickly picked up on social media when Twitter users spotted that the MacBook Pro on the Facebook founder’s desk had its webcam and microphone covered by sticky tape – a ploy used by many to prevent hackers from spying on them

Staff in Bord Na Móna's transport division are threatening industrial action. The SIPTU members are accusing the company of planning to unilaterally impose pay cuts of at least 12% on rail workers.

LIFESTYLE

Through her acting and production work, Susan Sarandon is happy to help challenge the Hollywood patriarchy, writes Helen Barlow

ANALYSIS

Unlike a still-United Kingdom the concept of a referendum whose results are final, is alien to us, writesGerard Howlin

VIDEO

The BallTalk team have been asking just how do Ireland beat the Italians? And they have the answers.

VIRAL

Brexit referendum is fast approaching and as the hours tick away to the all important vote a number of high profile names have publically lent their support to a side of the debate.

A group of 3rd, 4th and 5th class pupils from CBS Primary Mitchelstown in Cork have won the overall junior prize in the MindRising competition and a €5000 digital refresh for their school.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Overwatch will be getting rid of the option to avoid certain players it didn't quite work as hoped.

MOVIES: Tom Cruise returns as Jack Reacher in the sequel called Never Go Back - and he's set to kick some ass once again.

TECH: For a tiny company OnePlus has been grabbing some serious headlines. It's all to do with the launch of the OnePlus 3 which is promising top of the range specs for a mid range price.

SHOWBIZ

Rita Ora bravely protected her sister and threatened to “f*** up” a thief in a £200,000 raid on the singer’s home, a court has heard.

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.

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