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

An investigation is underway into whether vulture funds are using charitable status to try and avoid tax. Social Democrats TD Stephen Donnelly has raised it in the Dáil and suggested it could cost the taxpayer tens of billions of euro.

There are almost 200,000 vacant homes across the country according to the new census figures. The homeless charity Simon has described the figures as "scandalous".

The people of Cork pledged €22,000 in 60 minutes to send a seven-year-old girl to England for important medical tests after hearing her heart-breaking story on RedFM.

The inquiry into the sale of SiteServ will not now issue its first report on the matter until the end of next year.

The family of a man who said he contracted a blood borne infection from a tattoo he got abroad have warned of the dangers involved.

Thirty three cases of measles have been confirmed here since May. The HSE says it is continuing to implement control measures to limit the outbreak.

WORLD

America is “not even close” to where it needs to be in terms of resolving issues between police and the communities they serve, President Barack Obama said after concluding a more than three-hour meeting with community activists, politicians and law enforcement officials.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a new northern secretary. James Brokenshire is a former Minister for Security and Immigration.

A station master has reportedly admitted giving the green light to one of the commuter trains that collided head-on in southern Italy.

SPORT

Rory McIlroy did not have too many complaints as he got his bid for the 145th Open Championship title under way with a solid opening round at Royal Troon on Thursday.

LGFA President Marie Hickey has appealed to supporters of Gaelic games to 'Change the Record' in this Summer's TG4 All Ireland Championship.

With the Rio Olympics just around the corner, Irish athletes are fully aware of the pressure that comes with competing in the games - none more so than Oliver Dingley.

Tour de France leader Chris Froome was seen running up Mont Ventoux in a desperate bid for the line as stage 12 ended in farce.

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

BUSINESS

The Bank of England held fire on delivering a post-Brexit vote boost for the economy as it kept interest rates on hold once more, but signalled that a cut may be on the cards next month.

The European Union has accused Google of abusing its dominant position in the online search market to benefit its own comparison shopping and advertising business.

ANALYSIS

According World Heritage status would reflect the importance of this south-west corner of the country as the place where globalisation began, writes Alexander Gillespie

LIFESTYLE

Boston indie legends Pixies brought the curtain down on the 2016 series of Live At The Marquee shows with the kind of pure rock mastery the world has come to expect of them.

VIDEO

For a lot of Irish people, the Mosney holiday camp in Co Meath holds some special childhood memories. The camp - which opened as a Butlins in 1948 - also hosted the Community Games for many years. But throughout the late 90s numbers visiting the camp started to drop dramatically, forcing it to close in 2000. The footage shows the YouTuber walking through a camp area, now totally overgrown and dilapidated, as well as visiting the famous Mosney Lounge and Bob’s Leisure centre.

VIRAL

If you're a moving company who enjoys messing your customers about, then you better hope Tituss Burgess never appears at your place looking for your services.

The first results from the 2016 Census have been released. Here's a quick look at what you need to know.

Today is Bastille Day – or La Fete Nationale if you’re talking to a French person – the national holiday in France that marks the storming of the Bastille prison on July 14 1789, signifying the start of the French Revolution.

TECHNOW

GAMING: There's a fair bit of uncertainty surrounding what No Man's Sky's gameplay actually involves. A new video series hopes to answer any questions that onlookers might have with the first episode focusing on exploration.

MOVIES/TV: We've already mentioned how much fun the new Ghostbusters film is but the major test is still to come with a release in the United States on the July 15.

TECH: After some months of speculation Samsung pretty much confirmed that their next Note smartphone will skip a number to be called the Note 7 - likely to fall into line with the release of the Galaxy S7 rather than seeming like a generation behind.

SHOWBIZ

The makers of the Harry Potter films have filed a request to trademark the West End play The Cursed Child, sparking speculation it may be heading for the big screen.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

If you were to ask a Cork person to describe a landmark of the city, they would name Shandon Steeple, or Micheal O'Regan, the man affectionately known as the 'Echo Man'. Filmmaker Patrick Corr has highlighted Michael in his latest video, which is as much an ode to Cork as it is to one of Cork's most beloved sons.

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