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Catch-up with what you've missed today with our evening briefing

IRELAND

Basketball Ireland CEO Bernard O'Byrne has said that OCI President Pat Hickey will "live by the sword and die by the sword".

The RNLI have released a powerful video showing the "challenging" conditions that rescuers had to contend with during a rescue operation off the coast of Cork over the weekend.

Almost 600 families became homeless in Dublin in the first seven months of this year, according to the Dublin Region Homeless Executive.

The public is being asked for its views on a new Code of Ethics for Gardaí. The Policing Authority has drawn up a Draft Code of Ethics for An Garda Síochána, including a duty of speaking up - stemming from a primary loyalty to the public.

An elderly couple has escaped serious injury after a house fire in Antrim.

WORLD

The Libyan parliament has approved a no confidence motion in the country's UN-backed government.

Suspected race hate crimes on Britain's railways jumped sharply following the EU referendum, new figures show.

RIO OLYMPICS

LATEST: During the Olympic closing ceremony, the city due to host the next event in four years time is under a bit of pressure to make an impression – Tokyo did not disappoint in Rio.

ANALYSIS: It’s striking, though, to look at how tickets have been the vehicle of misfortune for yet another high-ranking Irish sporting official. There’s quite a deal of huffing and puffing about the brave new world of 21st century sport, and a few Irish sporting administrators must be wishing e-ticketing had come into effect many years ago.

BANTER: Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun? The Olympics are over and now we don’t know how to live with the withdrawal. Let’s remember the glory one more time.

SPORT

Antonio Conte has urged his Chelsea team to continue their winning start to the season when they host Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has warned some players to expect to be disappointed as he does not intend to use cup competitions to give fringe players a run out.

BUSINESS

Debenhams stores in Ireland are set to remain open following the approval of a survival plan allowing the department store chain to exit examinership.

Sports Direct's shareholders are being urged to block the re-election of Mike Ashley to the board as the tycoon comes under increasing pressure over the retailer's working practices.

LIFESTYLE

New comedy The Young Offenders gets its premiere this week, and those involved hope to do their home city proud.

ANALYSIS

The fear of terrorists lurking in the community is leading politicians to back futile and perhaps illegal bans, such as that on the swimming costume, the ‘burkini’.

VIRAL

No, this isn’t a new way to play “Rock, paper scissors”. Instead we’re talking about a video made by Canadian carpenter John Heisz, which you will need to see to believe.

Ever since they got together in 2003, Lindsay Stamhuism, from Edmonton, Canada, has had to deal with her husband Aidan Hailes’ habit of talking absolute nonsense in his sleep. Lindsay has been texting transcripts of what he’s been saying so he can also appreciate them.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Deus Ex Mankind Divided is out on August 23, but in this world of digital downloads things aren't quite that simple.

MOVIES/TV: Well you can't suggest that Voyage of Time: Life's Journey doesn't have big ideas. This documentary wants to show the birth of the universe, the arrival of man and what the future might hold, all in 90 minutes.

TECH: Twitter is trying to fight back against trolls and its latest update will help users limit what notifications they see.

SHOWBIZ

An early favourite has emerged to win this year's Rose of Tralee, according to Irish bookmaker BoyleSports.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Huge crowds are flocking to see a tourist attraction that’s being dubbed ‘Ireland’s Alcatraz’. More than 10,000 tourists, have in August alone, clambered on to Spike Island in Cork harbour to view its vast heritage.

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