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 funeral of Nicola Kenny has heard today that her heart was alive with love for others.

Siptu have said their members in Dublin Bus have been united in their support of strike action and also said they have been "humbled" by the support from the public.

Met Éireann has issued a weather warning for counties Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry today.

An innocent mother-of-three has been awarded almost €5,000 after Gardaí smashed in her doorway during a raid which proved fruitless.

The foster parents of two children at the centre of serious abuse allegations have asked the High Court to take responsibility for them.

Questions on drink-driving are to be added to the driver theory test.


It is believed one person has been shot at a school in Texas, and there are two suspects at large, the Brewster County Sheriff's office has said.

Women are more likely to experience discrimination over their weight in the workplace than men, new research suggests.


Ryan Lochte has been banned from swimming until next June and will forfeit $100,000 in bonus money that went with his gold medal at the Olympics.

Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus makes just two changes from the side that defeated Scarlets for tomorrow night's Guinness PRO12 encounter with Cardiff Blues.

“Age doesn’t matter.” That was the verdict of 57-year-old Kevin Barry after he scored 1-1 as an impact substitute at the North American Finals in Seattle.


The president of the European Central Bank has said he expects the economic recovery in the eurozone to be "dampened", in part due to uncertainty triggered by the EU referendum.

Dublin Airport welcomed a record number of passengers in August.


Despite success with previous productions, John O’Brien’s new opera wasn’t granted the funding for an extended run, writes Cathy Desmond


Schoolboy, Paddy Flynn, has brought Traveller issues very much to the fore in recent weeks. In this edited extract from his PhD project, Trinity student and author Frankie Gaffney, argues the Irish 'state' has and continues to be a 'cold house' for Irish Travellers and it is time to remedy that before making any exhortations to pride in our nation.


Romance was in the air last weekend when a Portlaoise lady met a Laois man at the Electric Picnic festival.

Star Trek fans have been asked to stop ’spocking’ Canadian five dollar bills by the Bank Of Canada.


Demolition crews have begun work in demolishing and removing the remains of the old Beamish and Crawford site on Cork's South Main Street.


GAMING: Star Trek just turned 50. On this day five decades ago The Man Trap was broadcast on CBS in the States. Unfortunately there's no new movie or TV series out today, so instead we're getting a game.

MOVIES/TV: In 2007, American Amanda Knox was arrested for the murder of Meredith Kercher, a British student who was sharing an apartment with her in Italy. Almost a decade on, it's time for the real story in Amanda's words.

TECH: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handsets have a problem, in that they sometimes go a bit on fire and might explode. That's not great, especially if you're on an airplane.


Irish blogger Erika Fox aka Retro Flame has revealed she has received nasty comments over her most recent designer purchase.


Wedding gifts can be hit or miss but one thing is sure, it is rare to get one that is still unopened after nine years! Kathy and Brandon Gunn from Michigan got a mysterious parcel on their wedding day, September 2007 with a note saying not to open until their first disagreement.

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