Thursday evening briefing: Coveney rules out attempt to oust Taoiseach. Catch up on all the headlines

Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com today

Thursday evening briefing: Coveney rules out attempt to oust Taoiseach. Catch up on all the headlines

IRELAND

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has suggested that Kim Kardashian would not have been robbed if she was using an Irish tech security firm.

A Carlow company has announced the creation of 85 new jobs. Netwatch says the positions will be rolled out over the next 12 months and is part of a €20m investment by the company.

The 16-year-old girl who died in a car crash in Co Waterford was a back-seat passenger. She was taken to University Hospital Waterford after the car, a white Toyota Levin, struck a wall on Cliff Road, in Newtown, Tramore, last night.

Housing Minister Simon Coveney has ruled out an immediate attempt to oust Taoiseach Enda Kenny from office.

Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan is doing "so much damage" to the Force which is in "turmoil", the Dáil has heard today.

WORLD 

A strengthening Hurricane Matthew is steaming towards Florida with winds of 140mph as hundreds of thousands of people board up their homes and flee inland to escape the most powerful storm to threaten the Atlantic coast in more than a decade.

A motorist shot during an altercation with police on a Hurricane Matthew evacuation route in South Carolina has died.

Ukip's Steven  Woolfe passed out after suffering what were described as two "epileptic-like fits" as well numbness on the left hand side of his body in the European Parliament.

A woman arrived at a friend's house in a hysterical state hours after allegedly being raped by footballer Ched Evans, a court has heard.

SPORT

Mayo star Lee Keegan has posted an open letter to Mayo supporters, days after losing out to Dublin in the All-Ireland final replay.

Tommy Bowe will make his first start in six months as Ulster travel to Galway on Friday to take on Connacht in the PRO12.

The AIBA says all 36 referees and judges who went to the Rio Olympics won't be used until they've finished an investigation into decisions at the Games.

Fans and colleagues have paid tribute to UFC middleweight fighter Josh Samman, who died aged 28 after spending nearly a week in a coma.

Far from familiarity breeding contempt, Martin O’Neill’s still fresh memory of how hard-earned were Ireland’s six points against Georgia in Euro qualifying means he has spent much of his media time in the run-up to tonight’s World Cup qualifier emphasising just how difficult a challenge he expects.

OPINION

CLARE DALY was on form yesterday. During Leaders’ Questions, she pressed the issue of alleged malpractice in the Dáil with Taoiseach Enda Kenny, as she has done for more than four years now, writes Daniel McConnell.

BUSINESS

Longford is not being prioritised by the Government or the IDA when it comes to jobs, according to the President of Longford Chamber of Commerce, Derek Scanlon.

The Law Society has defended the level of payouts for whiplash injuries. Figures released yesterday by the Injuries Board show the average claim for a minor neck injury has reached almost €16,000.

LIFESTYLE

A mistress dispeller is one innovative way to deal with a philandering husband, writes Rita de Brún

SHOWBIZ

Since the US presidential election campaign began, everybodys who’s anybody has been giving their two cents on who they think should win the race. And of course, Bono was not being left out.

VIRAL

A mother whose 17-year-old son committed suicide after bullying on social media has called for parents, teachers and children to stand up to online abuse.

VIDEO

You know the drill, you meet that friend who went travelling for a bit and now they’re back they can talk about nothing else. Well this sketch sums it up perfectly.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Gears of War brings back the action the series has become known for, with a better story and some new gameplay additions.

MOVIES/TV: Two corrupt cops in New Mexico come up against a really big bad - we review War on Everyone.

TECH: In every case, the best camera for the situation is the one you have with you. So while you can plan for an event by bringing extra equipment, it's pretty likely that in many cases you're going to be using your trusty smartphone.

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