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

APPLE TAX RULING

Former chief economist at the World Bank and current professor at Columbia University, Joseph Stiglitz, has said that Ireland should take the tax money from Apple and use it to tackle hardship  following the ruling that they must recoup €13bn in taxes

The Government in its push back was telling anyone who was listening that the Apple case did not involve an assault on Ireland’s 12.5% headline corporate rate  and that it had done no wrong in its dealings with the tech giant over the last 15 years, writes Eamonn Quinn

European competition commissioner Margarethe Vestager didn’t hold back in her criticisms of Ireland and Apple in her statement on the findings  of the investigation into alleged breaches of state aid rules and their implications

There has been a huge reaction to the European Commission's ruling on Apple's tax practices in Ireland.  Here's a selection.  o

IRELAND

An injured American tourist, who broke her hip while attempting to drive a mobility scooter up the gangplank of a cruise ship in Cobh more than three weeks ago,  has finally been airlifted home.  Robyn Coyle, a 66-year-old former lawyer, left Cork University Hospital at around 7am on Saturday, accompanied by her husband Richard, a retired IT worker.

Funeral arrangements for the Hawe Family have been announced.  The remains of the family of five will repose at Finnegan's Funeral Home in Cavan Town from 3pm to 8pm on Friday.

A 30 year old man died following liver failure after an accidental overdose of paracetamol  following a bout of heavy drinking at a stag party.

Up to five lives have been saved in Ireland in a trial of a medicine that reverses potentially deadly drug overdoses,  the Health Service Executive (HSE) have revealed.

WORLD

A car being chased by police in England has  ploughed into a family leaving two people dead.  Witnesses described the horror of the aftermath of the smash today in south-east London, which saw the pursued car crash into a group of four pedestrians.

PA report that police discovered nine bodies in the town of Iwaizumi  while checking another facility in the flooded neighbourhood, said Takehiro Hayashijiri, an official at the Iwate prefecture disaster management division.

SPORT

So just how far should his team-mates put themselves out in trying to ensure that Robbie Keane signs off with a goal tonight?  Well, Martin O’Neill has a little bit of advice for any of his players who allow selflessness to get the better of them against Oman at the Aviva Stadium.

Burnley have broken their transfer record for the second time in a fortnight to sign Derby midfielder Jeff Hendrick.  The 24-year-old has signed a three-year deal for a fee reported to be in the region of £10million.

BUSINESS

Britain's decision to leave the European Union could have a serious impact on the Irish hotel sector,  it has been claimed.

The Government has said the Brexit vote has led to a jump in enquiries from London firms considering opening offices in Dublin,  one of a handful of cities trying to draw business away from Britain’s financial centre.

LIFESTYLE

If you’ve felt fashion has become like a uniform of late, this could be your season. The September issues of the big fashion mags want us to unleash our inner creativity, writes Carolyn Moore

ANALYSIS

Bereaved mother calls on the government to change laws on partner’s access to mental health treatment, writes Joe Leogue.

VIRAL

Sudocrem is an absolute staple in Irish households, seemingly used for every ailment imaginable. But how much do you really know about this wonderful white elixir, which turns 85 this year?

Take our test and find out if you are taking care of your personal hygiene in the correct way.

VIDEO

Guests at a wedding in County Derry were treated to ‘The A-Team’ of headline acts when Ed Sheeran joined Snow Patrol to perform live for the bride and groom’s first dance.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Echo is a new game from Ultra Ultra, a new indie developer based out of Denmark.

MOVIES/TV: The Marvel Cinematic Universe is expanding yet again later this year with the launch of Doctor Strange, and this one is all about magic.

TECH: The iPhone 7 is almost here and the latest leak points to potential pricing for the new handsets.

SHOWBIZ

Eariler this morning we reported that Selena Gomez was taking some time off as she battles panic attacks, anxiety and depression today’s showbiz catch-up. 

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A 30 year old man died following liver failure after an accidental overdose of paracetamol  following a bout of heavy drinking at a stag party.

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