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


A workplace accident has claimed the life of one man and injured two others. The incident occurred in a building site in Midleton, Co Cork at 12.30pm this afternoon.

Health Minister Simon Harris has said politics is now “less respectful, reflective, inclusive and inspirational” than in the past.

Health campaigners have rejected claims from the Irish Beverage Council, that a sugar tax will not work.

Boys are now so worried about their body image that some are resorting to skipping meals and turning to steroid abuse.

The ESB says it hopes to have power restored to the Aran Islands by tonight. Earlier, the ESB moved to defend measures to restore power to the Aran Islands.


It has emerged that the bullet that flew through a media centre at the Rio Olympics was intended for a police vehicle.

A drunk driver who fell asleep in slow moving traffic with a loaded gun on his lap has pleaded guilty to firearms offences.

A breakaway faction of the Taliban in Pakistan has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack at a hospital in Quetta which killed at least 64 people.

Children who regularly use online social networks tend to perform less well in school than pupils who rarely use such sites, research has shown.

The son of a Kansas politician died on a water slide that is billed as the world's largest.


TOP STORY: Paddy Barnes’ Olympics is over after being beaten in his round of 16 bout in the light flyweight division this afternoon.

LATEST: It's been a perfect start for the two Irish boats in rowing this afternoon. Sinead Lynch and Claire Lambe booked their place in the semi-finals of the lightweight double sculls after the pair finished in second place behind South Africa to comfortably advance.

LATEST: Irish swimmer Fiona Doyle just missed out on a place in the semi-final of the 100m breaststroke at the Olympics yesterday, finishing .26 seconds outside the time needed to progress.

ANALYSIS: If Steven Donnelly reflects the opinion of the rest of Ireland’s Olympic boxers, the Michael O’Reilly affair has had no more impact than the punches of the Algerian he beat yesterday.


Pogba arriving at Manchester United's Aon Training Complex
Pogba arriving at Manchester United's Aon Training Complex

Paul Pogba has arrived at Manchester United's Aon Training Complex to begin his medical ahead of a proposed world-record switch back to the club from Juventus.

Jim Gavin may be asked to explain his comments about referee Ciarán Branagan and his team of officials after he claimed they let the “players down” in Saturday’s All-Ireland quarter-final.


Covering the Olympics is a monumental task for any media outlet, so the Washington Post has called in some help from the world of robotics and artificial intelligence.

Up to 70% of new cars sold in Ireland so far this year have been diesel, according to the Central Statistics Office.


Prodijig is leaving its audiences gasping, let alone its dancers, so Ellie O’Byrne was intrigued to hear how Nelly Elbadr prepares for the highly demanding show.


Dundalk's heroics in European competition this summer have shown that the national broadcaster has abdicated its responsibilities to the domestic league, writes Joe Leogue


A Norwegian family, who are holidaying in Ireland after finding a prize balloon sent from West Cork, will fly home this week after an exhausting itinerary.


The closing stages of the Tour de Munster took place in Cork yesterday with a mammoth climb up Patrick's Hill.

A member of the Italian coastguard put his CPR skills to use last week when a little kitten was found struggling in the ocean.


GAMING: Pokemon Go just can't stop, with more than 100 million confirmed and official downloads since it released just four weeks ago.

MOVIES/TV: LucasFilm today revealed that a new Rogue One trailer will be released this week.

TECH: It's easy to get snap happy with a smartphone. It's always on you and as camera quality has improved these little units have become viable photography options for anyone and everyone.


A beaming Jamie Oliver could not wait to take his newborn baby home as he posed for the first family photographs with the new arrival.


After a summer of speculation, £89 million football star Paul Pogba appears to be on his way back to Manchester United, pending a medical.

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