Catch-up with what you've missed with our morning briefing

Good morning. Here’s everything you need to know before you start your day.

Catch-up with what you've missed with our morning briefing


Social Justice Ireland wants to see the extra one billion euro in next year's budget spent on housing and broadband.

Families living in isolated flood-prone areas will be paid to relocate under proposals being considered by the Government.

Tánaiste and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald will officially open Cork's new €45m prison today.

The summer is back as temperatures are set to hit the mid-20s in some places this afternoon. Met Eireann have said it will be warm, dry and sunny for the day with highest temperatures of 21 to 26 degrees - warmest in the Midlands.

Two teenagers remain in Garda custody this morning in connection with a fatal stabbing. A man in his 20s died after he was stabbed at a flat complex in Crumlin in Dublin on Saturday afternoon.

Up to 15,000 Irish holiday-goers have been affected by the closure of a budget travel operator.


A masked former US Marine murdered three Louisiana police officers in an apparent petrol station ambush, less than two weeks after a black man was shot dead in a confrontation that sparked nightly protests that reverberated throughout America.

France has begun its third day of national mourning as tributes to victims of the Nice lorry attack grow and investigations into their killer continues.

Around 1,800 special forces police officers have arrived in Istanbul as Turkey reels from the failed coup attempt that plunged the city and the capital Ankara into a night of violence.


Russia could face renewed calls for a complete Olympic ban if allegations of state-sponsored doping at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014 are proven today.

Watching 40-somethings Phil Mickelson and Henrik Stenson trade punches down the stretch has only sharpened Pádraig Harrington’s appetite to become a major winner again.


Increased activity at the Port of Cork saw profits increase by 79% to almost €4.5m last year.

Raising the national minimum wage, at this time, would threatenthe country’s small business community, a leading representative body has warned.


Sharing a kiss with your kid should be the most natural thing in the world. Clodagh Finn observes the backlash as some chose to criticise Victoria Beckham for doing just that


Muslims in France are angry that a mass killer’s actions are now claimed to have been in the name of Islam, and concerned that it will stoke a racist backlash, writes Jack Moore

Turkey’s president is democratically-elected, but has been stripping power from politicians, media, judiciary, and the army. Friday’s coup will give him the pretext for a further clampdown, writes Howard Eissenstat


The man behind the truck attack that killed at least 84 people celebrating Bastille Day in Nice had recently been radicalised, French prime minister Manuel Valls said.


The Pokemon Go phenomenon is sweeping the world and it seems that people are willing to stop everything they’re doing to catch the little creatures.

A man who went on a Tinder date to Turkey with a woman he had only known for 12 hours said he is going on a boys’ holiday to Ibiza to get over it.


GAMING: So the official Pokemon Go accounts have just confirmed the release of the game in 26 new countries, including Ireland.

MOVIES: The Primetime Emmy Awards, that's TV's Oscars basically, will be taking place on the Spetember 18 and the nominations have just been announced.

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.


As the third and final day of Star Wars Celebration 2016 came to an end, costumed fans tell the world it was unlike any other convention they’ve ever been to.


The Rubberbandits are seeking porn stars and ordinary couples to have sex on TV for their new show.

More in this section

War of Independence Podcast

A special four-part series hosted by Mick Clifford

Available on

Commemorating 100 years since the War of Independence

Home Delivery


Have the Irish Examiner delivered to your door. No delivery charge. Just pay the cover price.