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


Supreme Court judge Mary Laffoy will head up the new Citizens' Assembly which will examine the Eighth Amendment and other issues.

Two men have been jailed for a "despicable and mean spirited" burglary on the home of an elderly couple who had poignantly died within weeks of each other prior to the break-in at their home.

A retired guesthouse owner has been jailed for 18 months for the sexual molestation of his 11-year-old niece when she visited from America.

The wife of bankrupt property developer Seán Dunne has failed in her attempt to stop certain proceedings going ahead before the Irish courts.

It would be “completely unnecessary” to demolish the historic Vernon Mount House despite the damage done to it by a recent fire, according to the co-owner of the site.

A charity worker has begun an epic bid to become the first swimmer in almost 90 years to cross a 13-mile stretch of sea between two coastal beauty spots off Ireland's north coast.

New figures from the Central Statistics Office have revealed EveningBriefing&utm_mediumwhich sectors can expect to clock in the most working hours[/rul].


There was a small explosion near a migration office in Zirndorf near Nuremberg, Germany. Sky News has quoted the Bavarian State Interior ministry describing a “very, very small explosion”, and that nobody was injured in the incident.

The so-called 'Islamic State' group has claimed responsibility for a twin bombing has struck a crowd in a predominantly Kurdish town in northern Syria, killing 44 people and wounding dozens more.


Mamadou Sakho's Liverpool future appears to be in some doubt after he was sent home from the club's pre-season tour of America.

Cork jockey Connor King is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after fracturing a vertebra in a fall at Galway on Tuesday.

In his column, Ruby Walsh has paid tribute to JT McNamara:

" I knew John Thomas since I started riding. I rode with him as an amateur and, sporadically, against him as a professional. I also worked with him at Enda Bolger’s, so knew him very well. He was a very tough, but fair man. Hard, but gentle. And extremely honest."


Air France, which faces a cabin crew strike at the height of the summer holiday season, is warning of pressure on its finances amid concerns about France as a tourist destination following deadly attacks.

The Central Bank has cut its growth forecasts in the wake of the Brexit vote.


Terror attacks in France, political turmoil as Britain abandons the European Union, and a Trump White House looking possible — Peter Apps asks what else can happen this year.


Alopecia affects half of men over the age of 50 and half of woman over 65, and also affects younger people. It can have devastating repercussions on the psyche. What causes the hair loss and what treatments are out there? Rita deBrún finds out.


After spending two years in Canada Brian Cashin and fiancée Hazel returned to his native country only to realise that they had never really explored Ireland. So he set off on a 32 county adventure.

Video via Brian Cashin

Wedding speeches are fraught with dangers - how long will they go on for, will the father of the bride have too many pints - WHAT is the best man going to say?! But guests at the wedding of Ina O’Brien and Aiden Dwyer from Ballina were treated to something very different.


The Gardaí have issued an appeal for people to take responsibility for their own behaviour with the Bank Holiday weekend coming up and have urged the public not to drink and drive.


GAMING: Three Fields Entertainment, which is largely made up of former Criterion staff, has started work on the spiritual successor to Burnout 3 that it teased last year.

MOVIES/TV: Jason Bourne is on the run once again, and a shadowy government agency is in pursuit. Read our review of the latest Bourne film HERE.

TECH: Microsoft may be dropping away from the smartphone race but that doesn't mean they're out for the count, as they've got a new app to help you take better pictures.


Pippa O’Connor has shared a tender moment between Brian Ormond and their new son Louis.


Paul Pogba’s proposed move to Manchester United has been at the centre of this summer’s transfer rumours, but Pogba might just have thrown a curveball.

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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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