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

OLYMPIC SCANDAL

Irish middle-weight boxer Michael O’Reilly’s failing of a doping test on the eve of the Rio Olympic Games was believed  “not to be an innocent mistake”,  it can be revealed.

Michael O’Reilly has been  no stranger to controversy  in the build-up to the Rio Olympics.

IRELAND

More than €300,000 raised from this year’s National Pyjama Day  is being withheld from its intended recipient,  Irish Autism Action (IAA).

Gardaí are  appealing for witnesses .

A fresh legal battle looms in the country’s highest courts following reports that French authorities are seeking the extradition of Ian Bailey  to face charges of killing Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

Gardaí have arrested a man  in connection with the crash which claimed the life of a man in his 20s early yesterday.

WORLD 

Melania Trump denied she broke any immigration laws  when she first modelled professionally in the US, in the latest controversy to hit her husband Donald's presidential campaign.

A retired American teacher was  illed and five people injured  as victims were selected at random in a “spontaneous” knife rampage in central London.

SPORT

What had been flagged as the biggest night in the history of Cork City FC  unfortunately fell well short of billing  at Turner’s Cross as KRC Genk imposed their superiority to eliminate the home side from the Europa League.

Jerry Flannery enjoyed an outstanding career as a hooker with UCC, Shannon, Galwegians, Connacht, Munster, and Ireland, and completed his Masters in Sports Performance when he received a welcome call from an old friend  and team mate.

BUSINESS

Tax receipts are up 8.5% in the year and the Government has €644m more in its coffers  than it expected, exchequer figures show.

Brexit is not being viewed as an immediate threat to Irish consumer confidence,  a survey has suggested.

LIFESTYLE

Ballet is still very much the preserve of little girls as parents seem reluctant  to put their boys into dance classes, writes Jonathan deBurca Butler

ANALYSIS

Despite the growth rises in GNP and GDP, and the falling unemployment rate,  a feeling of recessionary ire remains. There is a disconnect in the economy, writes Tom O’Connor

VIDEO

imagine our excitement when freelance multi-media journalist, Kevin O'Brien, contacted us looking for some archive images of Cork in times-past so he  could create some then-and-now photo blends.   We were not disappointed when he finally shared his hard work with us and we hope you enjoy as much.

VIRAL

Jonathan Kernan decided the traditional wedding march wasn’t good enough for his childhood sweetheart Siobhan Connolly, so he went in a very different direction.

Noel Campion enjoys the premium features of the iPad Pro 9.7, raising the bar for graphics and audio.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Chime Sharp was launched thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, which managed to strike a chord with fans of the original released in 2010.

MOVIES/TV: Suicide Squad is in cinemas on the 5th of August, which is tomorrow if anyone is counting. Early screenings have been taking place and it seems there will be a mid credit scene after the expensive looking animated bits reminding you about the main cast, so you'll probably want to stick around for that.

TECH: The OnePlus 3 has been more popular than the smartphone manufacturer imagined, it seems. As a result, OnePlus has decided to pause sales of its flagship handset for a month in 24 countries, including Ireland.

SHOWBIZ

Tickets for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child  were already up for resale for £600  while thousands of fans were still waiting in the online queue for tickets.

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Irish middle-weight boxer Michael O’Reilly’s failing of a doping test on the eve of the Rio Olympic Games was believed  “not to be an innocent mistake”,  it can be revealed.

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