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

Ireland assisted in the relocation of just one refugee classed as an “unaccompanied minor”, from Greece between June 14 and July 11 of this year.

Specialist counselling is to be offered to the near 20,000 women and their partners and families who suffer miscarriage, perinatal death, fatal foetal abnormality, termination or who travel for an abortion each year.

Junior minister John Halligan has called US presidential candidate Donald Trump an “asshole” and said the US military should be banned from stopping off at Shannon Airport.

Two-thirds of over-50s have high blood pressure, the leading cause of stroke, warned the Irish Heart Foundation at the launch of a year-round national mobile health service.

Emergency services battled overnight to get a fire under control at a building site in Glanmire, Co. Cork.

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform is urging people over the age of 18 to sign up to the Public Services Card - which is designed to assist people in accessing a range of Government services.

WORLD

The arrest of two women at Heathrow Airport over alleged fraud has sparked a police investigation into airside passes.

Donald Trump has blamed faulty interpretations and media bias for an uproar over his comments about the Second Amendment.

RIO OLYMPICS

TOP STORY: After being the standard blue for the men’s diving the night before, the lympic diving pool turned a deep green by the time the women’s competitions were underway.

LATEST: Stormy weather had a big impact on the opening events of Day 5 at the Olympic Games in Rio, seeing all the day’s rowing and canoeing events cancelled, while conditions also caused trouble for those in the morning cycling time trials

ANALYSIS: Brazil’s Adilson da Silva will hit the first shot in Olympic competition for 112 years tomorrow when golf’s controversial return to the Games finally gets underway.

SPORT

Tipperary manager Liam Kearns has refused to comment on the club row affecting a number of his players – as Shannon Rovers became the fifth team to be thrown out of their local hurling championship

After a busy summer of transfers, the new Premier League season is just around the corner. Here are a handful of players who we reckon will flop during the 2016/17 campaign.

BUSINESS

It could take the UK up to 10 years to strike a final agreement to leave the EU, a leading economist has said.

Dublin is likely to see an influx of financial services workers from London from the end of this year as the fallout from June’s Brexit vote starts to influence the Irish jobs market.

LIFESTYLE

Looking for inspiration when cooking summer treats for the kids? Where better to look than in their storybooks, says Caroline Hennessy

ANALYSIS

Plenty of acronyms, but very few answers — listening to Health Minister Simon Harris on Morning Ireland yesterday it was difficult to see how any of what he is proposing differs from anything we have heard before.

VIDEO

Irish Examiner videographer Dan Linehan was on hand as tensions ran high between a trader and a punter at the Puck Fair horse fair in Killorglin.

VIRAL

Last night, a driver decided to take a trip to the picturesque Dunquin pier in Kerry - where visitors get the ferry to the Blasket Islands. Unfortunately, it’s a notoriously twisty, narrow pedestrian-only road - and the inevitable happened.

This person went for a classy approach when quitting - one that took into account the deep, deep feelings his employers would no doubt be facing.

TECHNOW

GAMING: No Man's Sky is pretty great to play on your own but there's one thing makes it even better- playing with Bill Bailey.

MOVIES/TV: The Iron Giantis getting a feature length documentary called The Giant's Dream which goes into the mad spirit behind the film.

TECH: Apple is reportedly working on a new wearable that will offer insights into the wearer’s health on a daily basis.

SHOWBIZ

Brendan Courtney has explained the ‘Amy Huberman effect’, after she caused a jumpsuit he designed to sell out in just eight minutes.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Last night, a driver decided to take a trip to the picturesque Dunquin pier in Kerry - where visitors get the ferry to the Blasket Islands. Unfortunately, it’s a notoriously twisty, narrow pedestrian-only road - and the inevitable happened.

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