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

Three former banking executives have been jailed for conspiring to defraud the public about the state of Anglo Irish Bank in 2008.

Between 30 and 40 teenagers are being interviewed by gardaí this week in connection with a fire at Vernon Mount House in Frankfield on Sunday night.

A Cork pensioner who raped and sexually abused his step-daughter from when she was 11 years of age, resulting in her giving birth to two of his children, has been jailed for 12 years.

Two men have been arrested after over €420,000 worth of cocaine was seized in West Dublin.

The LÉ James Joyce has rescued 155 refugees in two separate missions in the Mediterranean.

The spoils from an art theft were returned to a bar on North Main Street in Cork last night after a social media campaign threatened to go public with CCTV footage of the thieves.

WORLD

The website of Melania Trump, wife of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, has been deleted. Its removal comes as questions were raised about her biography on the site which reportedly said she has a degree in design and architecture from a university in Slovenia.

More than 500 children have been identified as potential victims of online sexual abuse during a major police investigation.

One police officer has died and another has undergone surgery after they were shot in an incident in San Diego.

SPORT

There were heartbreaking scenes as the young son of champion jockey John Thomas McNamara asked angels to look after his dad who passed away last Tuesday.

Norwich striker Kyle Lafferty has been charged by the Football Association with misconduct in relation to betting.

It looks like Republic of Ireland fans may be soon saying goodbye to another big name, following Shay Given's international retirement yesterday.

It’s day five of the Galway Races, with plenty of mouth-watering racing still to go. Tommy Lyons gives us his tips for all today’s races.

BUSINESS

Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev has cleared another major hurdle in its pursuit of SABMiller after winning regulatory backing in China.

Tech giant Microsoft is cutting 2,850 jobs, about 2.5% of its workforce, as it further scales back its troubled smartphone business.

ANALYSIS

Unions are male dominated but Leinster House sure gives them a run for their money, writes Alison O’Connor

LIFESTYLE

Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer has written a play based on his oldest friend’s diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, writes Colette Sheridan

VIRAL

Carl Gilbertson managed to pull off a very memorable surprise for his wife Laura on their 10th wedding anniversary. Laura was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) as a teenager and was unfortunately forced into a wheelchair by her illness soon after the couple’s honeymoon.

There's a few funny folk over at PrintSave.ie! The print company have a brilliant sign on display in their Cork store that raised quite a few smiles here in Examiner Towers.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Ireland will feature as a stop in the Capcom Pro Tour in September, which will see some of the best Street Fighter V players in Europe competing for precious ranking points.

MOVIES/TV: Dory goes looking for her parents, she just can’t remember where she left them… Check out review of Finding Dory.

TECH: Wikipedia is an incredible resource and one that just keeps growing thanks to the efforts of everyday people adding to this global knowledge library.

SHOWBIZ

Ken Barrie, the voice of children’s TV show Postman Pat, has died at the age of 83.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

The very successful Sminky Shorts animation series has returned with a new video, all thanks to the Clare County Council.

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