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

The NBRU has suspended tomorrow's planned 48-hour stoppage at Dublin Bus. It follows talks at the Workplace Relations Commission this afternoon, aimed at resolving the Dublin Bus pay dispute.

The Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said he does not believe the Government is in any trouble over next month's Budget.

More than 15,000 calls were made last year to the National Animal Cruelty Helpline run by the ISPCA. The calls resulted in 3,000 investigations, 1,100 animals seized or surrendered and 35 prosecutions under the Animal Health and Welfare Act.

The British Government has rejected a call from the Birmingham pub bombing families for a special funding model to help them pay their legal costs at the reopened inquest.

Three new jurors have been sworn in to hear the trial of Anglo Irish Bank’s former chairman Sean Fitzpatrick.

The family of a man who died suddenly in Australia has praised the work of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust and the Claddagh Association.

WORLD

The Jungle migrant camp in Calais will be closed by the end of the year, French President Francois Hollande has said.

One person is in a critical condition and a second is in a serious condition after a shooting at a shopping mall in Houston in Texas.

One of two Connecticut people who had been missing for a week following a fishing trip has been found alive, drifting on an inflatable life raft off the coast of Massachusetts.

SPORT

The Dublin ladies footballers appear to have drawn a line under Sunday’s disallowed point controversy, after issuing a statement congratulating Cork on their All-Ireland final victory. Don't miss the Irish Examiner GAA Podcast where Peter McNamara, Eoghan Cormican and Rory Noonan discuss the All-Ireland ladies football final and fallout.

Connacht and the IRFU have confirmed the capture of Wasps second row James Cannon.

The Ladbrokes Munster National at Limerick has been renamed to honour the memory of JT McNamara.

Sue Ronan will step down as Head Coach of the Republic of Ireland Women's Senior International Team in order to put her entire focus into her role as Head of Women's Football for the FAI.

BUSINESS

Ireland's 12.5% corporate tax rate will remain in place, despite recent controversies surrounding so-called tax breaks for US computer giant Apple, Finance Minister, Michael Noonan has said.

140 jobs are being created in Limerick and Mayo. Technology company WP Engine is to create 100 jobs over the next three years with the opening of its new Technical Support & Innovation Centre in Limerick.

LIFESTYLE

Open House Cork returns for a second year with more private homes available for a sneak peek, writes Paul McCarthy

ANALYSIS

In a Special Report, Eoin English visits the home of the recently launched European Space Agency Space Solutions Centre Ireland at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork where innovative work is being done.

When news emerged of Angelina Jolie filing for divorce from Brad Pitt, the internet swivelled its digital eyeball towards Pitt’s first wife, Jennifer Aniston, for her reaction.

VIDEO

After a while, we stopped counting and began, instead, to time the endless waves of people who braved the rain, and bus strike, to march in the biggest pro-choice rally the country has seen.

VIRAL

Do French accents get you hot under the collar? Or is it Irish that get your pulse racing? Well, apparently it’s the Italian accent that is the sexiest in Europe, according to a survey.

If you work the traditional Monday to Friday week, this kid’s cartoon will speak to you. While she’s only eleven, the daily toil of going to school has already educated her on the emotional rollercoaster that is the working week.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Fruit Ninja is a game which has appeared on multiple platforms. It is about slicing virtual fruit in mid-air while avoiding non-fruit things in pursuit of a high score. Now there could be a movie...

MOVIES/TV: Netflix might release plenty of entertaining content from its coffers but their recent forays into documentary material have been just an engaging and much more eye-opening.

TECH: If you thought Snapchat was all about social messaging your information is so last week- now they make hardware too.

SHOWBIZ

Crimecall returns to our screens tonight, and now we’ve finally been given a glimpse at the show’s new presenter.

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Skerries has been named as Ireland's tidiest town for 2016. The north Dublin centre also received the award of Ireland tidiest large town.

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