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Catch-up with what you've missed today with our evening briefing


A housing expert has warned that Government plans to help to first-time buyers could make housing more expensive for everyone.  The government is planning a help-to-buy scheme which could see cash top-ups worth thousands of euro to help savers gather a deposit.

The Garda commissioner said the appointment by the Government of 28 senior garda managers will “help to address the critical vacancies”  in the organisation.

Cork County Council sold repossessed homes on the private market,  having told local representatives it was forbidden from using the properties to alleviate its lengthy social housing list.

A woman became her elderly neighbour's carer before stealing over €41,000  from her and spending it on home improvements, clothes and holidays, a court has heard.

A Sinn Féin TD says it's "quite possible"  that his party will have a new leader within the next five years.

Tánaiste and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has said that gardaí are continually reviewing security measures to deal with terror threats.  Her calls come after 84 people were killed during Bastille celebrations and Turkey endured a failed military coup last week.


A German railway dispatcher has been charged with negligent homicide  over a crash between two commuter trains in Bavaria which left 12 people dead.

A court in Bangladesh has indicted 41 suspects  on murder charges over the deaths of more than 1,100 people in the collapse of a building which housed garment factories.

A gunman who murdered three Louisiana police officers in an ambush "was seeking out police", investigators have confirmed.


A two-month investigation commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency has uncovered evidence  of "state-directed, fail-safe" doping throughout Russian Olympic sport.

Gary Player appeared to aim a thinly-veiled attack on Rory McIlroy  on Sunday, by saying players do have a responsibility to grow the game of golf.


Four new ‘gold zones’ have been discovered in Co Monaghan  by Conroy Gold and Natural Resources, the company has announced.

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


Terry Prone says Andrea Leadsom ‘has provided a neat case study in mumhood self-delusion,  claiming an accretion of extra wisdom as a result of giving birth, which was provably absent’, writes Terry Prone.


Far from being a manufactured product, Girl Power defined Britpop  better than a battling Blur and Oasis, says Caomhan Keane 


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.



While it remains to be seen how long it will last, Pokémon Go is the craze of the summer and now it’s launched officially in Ireland.  And despite the fact that it’s helping people get outside more and talk to each other, it seems not everyone is a fan - especially those whose properties have unwittingly become Pokémon hot spots.

Anyone who has lived with multiple housemates knows that the main point of conflict in the house is usually the dishes.  It’s a neverending battle - even if you have a dishwasher. This video from Nathan Nannenga pretty much sums it up.


GAMING: Bandai Namco today revealed its Gamescom line-up, which includes a brand new IP.  A press release from Bandai Namco says that it is publishing the title, which is aimed at “a western audience.” Other than that, nothing was revealed about this mystery title.

MOVIES/TV: Netflix will be the home for Star Trek fans with plans for all of the older episodes  and the new series to hit the service very soon.

TECH: The Olympic games will be kicking off on the 5th of August and you're going to be seeing a lot of product placement for Samsung  around the place. That extends to the pockets of the Olympians because Samsung is giving away 12,500 limited edition versions of their Galaxy S7 Edge with special branding for the games. It's a pretty impressive promotion, and you can also feel special by picking up this unique edition.


Liam Neeson has admitted that he is fearful that the release of his new Korean film  might spark violence from North Korea.


The weather has taken a turn for the better and it looks like it’s only going to improve  - for the next few days at least.

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