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

Social Democrats co-founder Catherine Murphy has said she is “not surprised” that Stephen Donnelly has left the party.

The Health Minister Simon Harris has said he felt "a bit sickened" about information reportedly being given out at a Dublin-based pregnancy counselling service.

Irish Rail has refused to withdraw its 'dumb truckers' campaignwhich aims to raise awareness about the number of bridge strikes.

A young woman has been killed and two other women are in hospital after a crash on the M8 motorway.

A number of gunshots have been fired at a house in Co Armagh in a suspected hate crime.

WORLD

A blockade of lorries is causing chaos on the roads around Calais in a campaign for the Jungle migrant camp to be demolished.

CCTV footage of a man wildly slashing with a knife during a street fight in London has been released by the police.

An enormous fire has destroyed homes and woodland, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people from towns close to Benidorm in the Alicante province of Spain.

SPORT

Martin O'Neill is confident emerging Republic of Ireland star Robbie Brady can help to fill the yawning chasm left by Robbie Keane's retirement from international football.

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has allayed fears about an injury sustained on international duty with Senegal by returning to the club's Melwood training base fit and well.

Jenson Button has announced he will not be racing in Formula One next season.

BUSINESS

The head of the Central Bank says the Government needs to work on alternative ways for measuring the economy.

The recent Energy in Agriculture featured 30 talks, six demonstration events and 45 exhibitors — all focusing on the sustainable use and production of energy in the agricultural sector.

LIFESTYLE

Exactly 20 years on from being offered a record deal with an emerging Cork band, Cillian Murphy is glad he chose acting instead, writes Esther McCarthy

ANALYSIS

With much talk of an economic slowdown for China, and even a ‘hard landing’ for the giant Asian economy, Stephen S Roach looks at the possible consequences for the rest of the world.

VIRAL

A young boy called Thomas was in tears of happiness when he was reunited with his pet cat - who had been missing for three months.

After enjoying themselves at Electric Picnic, people can help the refugees at Calais by leaving their tents behind them today.

VIDEO

Star-crossed lovers Marie Simpson, from Milltown, Galway, and Englishman Michael Brown were hoping to get engaged and get married 29 years ago. Unfortunately, the wedding didn't go ahead and the couple lost touch over the years.

TECHNOW

GAMING: An indie mashup of Mario and No Man’s Sky has unsurprisingly been shut down by Nintendo’s lawyers.

MOVIES/TV: While Daniel Craig sounded like he was done with James Bond during the press rounds for Spectre, Sony has apparently offered him $150m to return for two more films.

TECH: Google’s next line of Android handsets is expected in the very near future and benchmarks for the Google Pixel XL have been outed.

SHOWBIZ

Queen guitarist Brian May says an asteroid in Jupiter’s orbit has been named after the band’s late frontman Freddie Mercury on what would have been his 70th birthday.

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Don Hennessy, who has worked with male perpetrators of domestic violence, believes Clodagh Hawe, 39, lived a very controlled life.

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