Wednesday's Evening Round-up: Páirc cost, cervical cancer test delays and nurses' deal

So that’s Wednesday nearly wrapped up. Here’s some of the stories we published on irishexaminer.com today which we hope will help you make sense of it all this evening.

Wednesday's Evening Round-up: Páirc cost, cervical cancer test delays and nurses' deal

So that’s Wednesday nearly wrapped up. Here’s some of the stories we published on irishexaminer.com today which we hope will help you make sense of it all this evening.

TO INFORM

Páirc Uí Chaoimh: The revised cost of Páirc Uí Chaoimh’s reconstruction has been estimated at €95.8million, which includes required work on the playing surface. The figure is almost €10m more than had been expected by the Cork County Board

Cervical cancer test result delays: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has acknowledged the “enormous anxiety” among women over the mounting cervical cancer test result delays, amid criticism over the government's free offer of repeat tests.

Nurses' deal: The INMO is to call on its members to accept the Labour Court's recommendations subject to negotiations. The Executive will ballot members between March 11 and 25.

Clare tragedy: Friends of two 15-year-old promising rugby players who drowned while swimming in a disused quarry in Co Clare last summer told gardaí they desperately tried to save the pair but failed after tiredness overcame them.

Murder Trial: The first garda on the scene when DJ Bobby Ryan's body was found noticed that the accused man's hands were "extremely clean" considering he had been working with slurry that morning.

Declan Rice: Declan Rice has announced his decision to switch his international allegiance from Ireland to England.

Court: The HSE has brought High Court proceedings against a man who has allegedly set up a misleading website that is confusingly similar to its crisis pregnancy freephone service 'My Options'.

Agency salaries: The number of high-fliers earning over €100,000 in remuneration at the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) and the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) jumped by 15 to 261 in 2018.

Mars rover: Nasa’s longest-running rover on Mars, Opportunity, has been pronounced dead – 15 years after it landed on the red planet.

TO ENGAGE

Death-row friendship: Jimmy Woulfe recalls the unlikely friendship that sprung up between Nora Bennis and a convicted murderer in the US which saw him become an Irish-speaking, GAA-loving, Catholic.

CervicalCheck scandal 'What if I'd been told earlier?' Women continue to wait for results amid CervicalCheck scandal, writes Elaine Loughlin.

TO ENTERTAIN

Amazing images: From a market day in Limerick city in 1904 to children outside a school in Co Monaghan in 1905, a series of historic Irish images have been brought back to life as part of a unique animation project.

Galentine's night: Here are the best Netflix choices for the perfect Galentine's night in.

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