GET INFORMED ...
: The same cladding used in the multi-fatality Grenfell tower block in London was installed at County Hall, the headquarters of Cork County Council.
: The Government is to press ahead with controversial reforms of the judicial appointments system despite an unprecedented warning from the country’s top judges that the move will have “serious implications for the administration of justice”.
: More than half of all sexual assault and rape victims attending the Sexual Violence Centre Cork last year did not report the incident to gardaí.
: A family of confectioners who were the creators of ‘emeralds’ sweets has lost an appeal over whether there were rights-of-way over their former factory lands in Co Donegal.
: The White House has issued a warning to Bashar Assad as it claimed "potential" evidence showed Syria was preparing for another chemical weapons attack.
: Three CNN journalists have resigned, following a retracted story about a supposed investigation into a meeting between an associate of US president Donald Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund.
: All Blacks flanker Jerome Kaino has insisted he had no intention going out to injure Conor Murray during last Saturday's first Test against the British and Irish Lions.
... SOME DISTRACTION
: Within easy reach and open all hours, Robert Hume pays tribute to the automated telling machine (ATM), or ‘hole-in-the-wall’, which celebrates its 50th birthday today.
: "They're going to catch their death," was the first thought that popped into my head as we passed a group of Leaving Cert-aged teens getting their bags searched at the gate of Cork's Live at the Marquee for Walking On Cars.
: A tragic death overshadowed the fun and games at the annual Body & Soul music festival, writes Ellie O’Byrne.