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 Taoiseach has said work has already begun to make sure the border with Northern Ireland stays open. Enda Kenny said it is the goal of the governments in Dublin, Belfast and Westminster to make sure a hard border does not return.

Irish Water has been given more time to consider how it will plead in a prosecution for not implementing a plan to improve drinking water quality in Carraroe in Co. Galway.

Ambulance drivers have voted in favour of industrial action. SIPTU conducted a ballot in relation to their conditions of employment.

Bus drivers have said they want pay parity with Luas drivers. The National Bus and Rail Workers Union said the recent dispute at Transdev has brought to light the difference in the wages of Luas and Bus drivers.

A Dublin based Garda who harassed his Sergeant through emails and Facebook has been committed to the Central Mental Hospital.

Third level institutions face cuts to their funding if they fail to address gender inequality. A new report commissioned by the Higher Education Authority found that significant gender inequality remains – meaning women face barriers to progression.


The billionaire running for president now seeks to convince millions of Americans to give him money. With the simple tap of the "send" button one day last week, Donald Trump collected $3m in campaign contributions - as much as he did in the entire month of May.

We will know who is taking over from David Cameron as leader of the UK's Conservative party by September 2. The party's 1922 committee - which oversees leadership elections - has said nominations will open on Wednesday and close at noon on Thursday.

Two boys are still in a serious condition in hospital after a rollercoaster crash at a theme park in Scotland. Five gondolas attached to the Tsunami ride derailed and fell to the ground yesterday at M-and-D's in Motherwell.


Ekaterina Alexandrova made light of her grand slam inexperience to send Ana Ivanovic sliding out of Wimbledon.The 21-year-old Russian qualified for one of the majors at the first attempt  last week, and made an immediate impression on the big stage with a 6-2 7-5 victory on Court 12.


The Ireland team has arrived home to a rapturous welcome at Dublin Airport. Dozens of supporters turned out, despite there being no official welcome party. Manager Martin O’Neill said they’d done their country proud, and also paid tribute to the fans.

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


China could be a potential winner if the UK and European Union rework trade deals and look for investors after Brexit.

100 new jobs are to be created in Ireland's first-ever accountancy apprenticeship programme after demand for the skill increased by 66% last year.


Foals have seen their status rise from indie darlings to big arena megastars, and they’re loving it, writes Ed Power


The Garda crackdown that followed the death of crusading journalist Veronica Guerin showed gangsters that they were not untouchable. Numerous arrests and the seizure of €50m of assets and €150m in taxes followed that brutal killing, writes Cormac O’Keeffe


Did you see the cruise liner Caribbean Princess berthed in Cobh, Co Cork this morning?


If you’ve ever been stuck behind a couple at the bar who are more interested in snogging the face off each other than focusing on the task at hand (ordering drinks), then you will appreciate this.

Cars do not usually drive down stairs. This is because their wheels are made for rolling along flat surfaces and not down pointy and potentially very dangerous stairs. Everybody knows this, it’s just a fact of life.


GAMING: The animated stars of Fox's shows, aside from The Simpsons, are to be featured in a collectible card game called Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards.

MOVIES: The Rock is launching a YouTube channel, and when your name has a definite article and a really hard thing in it you have to go really, really big.

TECH: Twitter is getting in on the sticker craze, and doing it in a fun and unique way.


Katherine Jenkins has revealed her love for Cork. The classical singer last performed in the city a year ago at Musgrave Park with José Carreras.

If you were watching the Glastonbury closing set coverage last night, you may have spotted a few familiar faces. If not, we'd like to introduce you to Áine Cahill and Louise Johnston - we'd advise you remember their names as we've a feeling they're gonna be big, especially after this.


He may be on the All Blacks’ watchlist but if Joe Schmidt does decide to return to New Zealand when his contract expires 12 months from now, the Ireland head coach will likely do so for more personal reasons.

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