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


The Hickey family has released a statement calling for Government intervention into Mr Hickey's arrest and detention without charge in Rio de Janerio.

The Olympic Council has appointed Grant Thornton to examine its handling of tickets for the Olympic Games in Rio, and its appointment of Pro10 as ticket resellers.

Peter Barry, former Tánaiste, Minister and Deputy leader of Fine Gael has passed away.

A body was been recovered from the base of the Cliffs of Moher. The discovery was made late yesterday however a recovery operation was not mounted until lunchtime today.

Three men have been arrested following drug seziures in Co. Cork.

A dog missing for six months has been returned to his owner by the ISPCA after being found, living in squalor on a premises in West Cork.


France's top administrative court has overturned a town burkini ban amid shock and anger worldwide after some Muslim women were ordered to remove body-concealing garments on French Riviera beaches.

Italy's Prime Minister has declared a state of emergency in the area affected by the earthquake which killed at least 267 people. Meanwhile, strong aftershocks have damaged two key access roads into quake-struck Amatrice, threatening to isolate the tiny Italian hilltop town as hopes fade that firefighters will find any more survivors.


Ireland's newest Olympic hero Annalise Murphy says she's using her silver medal as her motivation to race at the next Olympics.

Dundalk have been drawn in a group containing Zenit Saint Petersburg of Russia , A.Z. Alkmaar of the Netherlands and Maccabi Tel-Avi of Israel in the Europa league.

Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final joust with Dublin is the game Kerry have wanted and have been waiting for since last September, according to Éamonn Fitzmaurice.


The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said it is “looking into” the changes WhatsApp has made to its privacy policy with regard to the messaging app sharing user details with businesses.

The former owner of BHS has claimed he was "stitched up" by the collapsed high street chain store's former owner Philip Green.


Were school days the happiest of your life? It all depends on your teachers, some well-known faces tell Olivia Kelleher.


Frank Dowling was told he told he would be dead by last Christmas due to the pervasiveness of his cancer. But in a clinical trial his cancer was reduced by 90% and he is due to start a college course, writes Noel Baker.


A surprising amount of people still forget that Twitter is a public forum and screenshotting is a thing. This university student in America learned that the hard way this week when he tweeted out a homophobic slur directed at his teacher.

We don’t want to add to the stress of planning a wedding but here’s something to look out for when you’re getting your invitations.


The annual horse fair in Rosscarbery, West Cork was basking in sunshine today so we sent our videography Dan Linehan down for a look around.


The Division launched back in late 2015 and got some decent early buzz, but things haven't been so positive since then.


Comedian Frankie Boyle has called for TV channels to be given quotas to ensure ethnic diversity because they are failing to implement it themselves.

Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson has said his “life flashed before his eyes” after he was in an accident on his bicycle.


The 2016 Down Rose has hit out at the Rose of Tralee festival, saying she did "not sign up for a cheap reality television show in which our emotions would be manipulated for entertainment purposes".

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