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

A Kerry man who twice raped a 73-year-old woman after breaking into her home and leaving her “waiting for death” has been jailed for 13 years.

A friend of Denis Casey has described the former CEO of Irish Life & Permanent as an “ethical person with the height of integrity”.

Dublin's Project Arts Centre says it has taken the decision to remove a mural calling for repeal of the 8th Amendment.

Gardaí are investigating a suspected arson attack at a gym on Dublin's northside in the early hours of this morning.

A man has today pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to murdering a mother and attempting to murder her daughter in Dublin over two years ago.

Revenue officers in Rosslare Europort seized over 17kgs of cocaine today.

WORLD

Bavaria's top security official has said a video has been found on the Ansbach bomber's phone showing him pledging allegiance to the leader of the co-called 'Islamic State' group.

Two people killed in shooting at Florida club were aged 14 and 18, according to police. At least 16 others were injured in the shooting outside the nightclub.

SPORT

Swimming's world governing body FINA has banned three Russian swimmers from going to the Rio Games, with four more being withdrawn from the team by the Russian Olympic Committee.

Paula Radcliffe has declared the International Olympic Committee's refusal to implement a blanket ban on Russia from the Rio Games as a "sad day for clean sport".

Liverpool have been fined €16,000 by UEFA following crowd trouble before and during their UEFA Europa League final Sevilla in Basle in May.

BUSINESS

Improving the existing N20 Cork to Limerick road should be an “immediate priority” for government as part of a wider effort to improve transport links across the island of Ireland.

Overseas buyers lured by a plunge in the pound are looking to snare British companies on the cheap, ensuring a steady flow of deals since Britain voted to leave the EU and defying expectations of an M&A drought.

ANALYSIS

Barack Obama carried out his presidencies with dignity and never embarrassed the country. Indeed there hasn’t been a tone-deaf moment in his two terms, and he will be missed, writes Elizabeth Drew

LIFESTYLE

John Creedon is back on our screens on Sunday, and this time he’s getting to grips with the East. Series producer Marie Toft reveals the highlights of their summer road-trip.

VIDEO

Global gaming phenomenon Pokémon Go has taken over this summer and is rapidly driving kids (and plenty of grown-ups) insane.

VIRAL

This dad pulled off a lovely birthday surprise for his baseball-loving son and the video has since gone viral.

Were you recently a visitor to the Donegal County Museum but left thinking you might have forgotten something? You might have done just that...

TECHNOW

GAMING: Hello Games has revealed that you won't need a PlayStation Plus subscription to play No Man's Sky.

MOVIES/TV: The latest trailer for The LEGO Batman Movie sees the caped crusader tasked with being a responsible adult and caring for the orphan that he's taken in.

TECH: Samsung is to release a limited-edition Edge Olympic version of the mobile to accompany the launch of the Rio 16 Olympics this summer.

SHOWBIZ

A teaser trailer for the Trainspotting sequel has been released featuring the stars of the original film, exciting fans on social media.

Were you busy over the weekend and missed the headlines? Well you’re just in luck - we've rounded up our top three stories from the world of showbiz just so you can be down with the cool kids.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Football fans in China were left frustrated as the pre-season friendly between Manchester rivals United and City was called off just hours before kick-off due to the state of the pitch at the Olympic Stadium in Beijing. If that wasn’t bad enough, spare a thought for this Zlatan Ibrahimovic fan who not only didn’t get to see the enigmatic Swede in the flesh (and tattoos), but also ended up with this “souvenir” of the day.

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