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


A video has emerged of the major overnight fire which left secondary school in north Cork badly damaged.

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said that the Central Statistics Office calculates growth figures for the Irish economy the same was as other European economies - but the latest figures won't be taken into account for the next Budget.

The High Court has heard that former CEO of the Rehab Group Angela Kerinsself-harmed 15 days after appearing before an Oireachtas Committee.

A human skull has been found in the back garden of a house in the Killakee area of Firhouse, Co Dublin.

Revenue officers have seized 65,772 litres of beer from three trucks at Dublin Port, it has been revealed.

A bridal store owner has been sent forward for trial on charges of stealing monies from a number of brides-to-be for the sale of wedding dresses.

A couple, who claim they have had to live in Thailand for several years in a bid to adopt their late son’s abandoned child, have lost their Dublin home in a bank repossession case.

Three men have pleaded guilty to a single count of forgery in relation to the passing of NCT tests.


There was an end-of-term feeling to David Cameron’s final Prime Minister’s Questions today as the outgoing British leader marked the moment with a rivet-gun supply of gags that had both sides of the House of Commons rocking with laughter.

Egyptian authorities have been accused of using abductions, torture and other shocking tactics as a tool to stifle dissent.


Cork GAA coaching officer Kevin O’Donovan last night circulated a plan for Cork GAA, featuring 25 proposals to arrest the decline of hurling and football in the county. GAA writer, Eoghan Cormican, picks out 10 standout recommendations.

Brendan Rodgers claimed there was “no embarrassment” in losing his first game as Celtic boss 1-0 against part-time Lincoln Red Imps in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier at the Victoria Stadium.

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


Housebuilding group Abbey has called for the reintroduction of 95% mortgages and some relaxation in the Central Bank’s controversial lending rules as a way of reviving the residential property market.

The transfer of corporate assets into Ireland by a handful of multinationals which led to a huge surge in Irish GDP runs the risk of putting the country’s tax regime back under the international spotlight, analysts have warned.


Jessica Ní Mhaolain, who is now applying for her PhD, explains how a rare eye condition meant her school years were a struggle for resources that were often not available


Michelle Murphy looks at the dos and don’ts for teenagers looking for work and chats to some well-known business owners to get their advice for the so-called Celtic Tiger Cub generation.


These scenes greeted locals and passers-by the evening after the Cahirmee Horse Fair.


This woman went on honeymoon without her husband - and the photos are brilliant.

A bear in Colorado somehow managed to get itself locked in a car.


GAMING: Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima assures fans that Death Stranding will be his best work yet, taking a pot shot at Konami in the process.

MOVIES/TV: The writer and director of Whiplash is back with his second film and La La Land is a magical musical fairytale with a major cast.

TECH: Aussie viral video company The Woolshed has been conducting a social experiment for the last two years. Did you see that video of a clumsy Stormtrooper or a recent clip of a skier being chased by a bear? Yes, they were all fake.


Heading to Marlay Park this weekend? Well, we’ve something that might be very useful - the stage times for the 2016 Longitude festival!


Thanks to a number of handy hacks, some lucky Pokémon fans have gotten a head start on the rest of us. Here are just some some of the places Pokémon have been found around Ireland.

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From florist to fraudster, leaving a trail of destruction from North Cork, to Waterford, to Clare, to Wexford and through the midlands ... learn how mistress of re-invention, Catherine O'Brien, scammed her way around rural Ireland.

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