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

Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty has insisted a senior party colleague suspended over claims he was coaching another witness in Northern Ireland's Nama loans inquiry acted alone throughout the controversy.

The Irishman arrested three weeks ago, allegedly in possession of over 800 tickets for the Olympic Games, has had his case assigned to a court.

eBay is to close its operations in Dundalk in the second quarter of next year.

An elderly American tourist feels like she is “being held hostage” by the Irish healthcare system after sustaining a serious injury in Cobh more than three weeks ago.

A husband and wife from the North who died on the same day 45 years apart have been buried together, after the widow passed away as his remains lay in a morgue following exhumation.

A grandmother from Co Cork is €61,000 richer today. Catherine O’Connor from Cobh, Co. Cork, picked up a cheque for €61,000 today at National Lottery offices in Dublin after winning the Snowball prize of €60,000 in last Friday’s TellyBingo draw.

WORLD

South African anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Desmond Tutu has admitted himself to a Cape Town hospital for treatment of a recurring infection, according to his family foundation.

The French embassy in London resembled a seaside resort as women gathered at a makeshift beach to protest following an online image apparently showing a French police officer forcing a Muslim woman to remove her tunic.

Rescue crews in central Italy were racing against time in the search for survivors of the huge earthquake which levelled three towns, as the death toll rose to 241.

SPORT

Manchester City have announced the signing of goalkeeper Claudio Bravo from Barcelona.

Conor McGregor’s coach has said that the Crumlin native will be fighting fit next week.

The bulk of Ireland’s Paralympic athletes have left for Rio today with more due to join them before the end of the month.

BUSINESS

The new operator of the National Lottery made an operating profit of €7.4m against the background of declining sales.

Irish companies are losing out on billions of euros in Government tenders. Over the next five years €90bn in supplies, services and works will be procured in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

LIFESTYLE

Andrea Mara hadn’t expected her back-to-school bill to be particularly high this year. When she totted it up afterwards, she realised she was wrong.

ANALYSIS

There is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to autism as every child has a different constellation of disabilities, writes Victora White.

VIRAL

A new film released by Alcoholics Anonymous Ireland aims to help people seeking to achieve sobriety.

Magicians Penn & Teller performed an impressive magic trick on US TV last night and then swiftly told the world how they went about pulling it off.

VIDEO

There has long been a tendency in Ireland to play down any concerns about people who "are fond of the drink". Sir Stevo Timothy has made this very funny sketch video that nails that particular attitude and the excuses we make for those who clearly have a problem.

TECHNOW

Respawn hosted a Tech Test for Titanfall 2 last weekend and “learned some valuable things,” according to a blog post.

SHOWBIZ

X Factor host Dermot O’Leary has admitted that he was “surprised” to be asked back to the show.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

An elderly American tourist feels like she is “being held hostage” by the Irish healthcare system after sustaining a serious injury in Cobh more than three weeks ago.

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