Friday's Evening Round-up: Omnibus Bill, Puppy farmer jailed, RIP Rita Ring

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

Friday's Evening Round-up: Omnibus Bill, Puppy farmer jailed, RIP Rita Ring

So that’s Friday nearly wrapped up. Here are 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

Omnibus Bill: The Government's Brexit Omnibus Bill: Here we have all the main points you need to get you caught up to speed with the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2019.

Jail for Puppy farmer: The man at the centre of one of Ireland's largest ever puppy farm rescues has been jailed for three years. James Kavanagh and his wife and Jennifer, from Raheenleigh, Myshall, Co Carlow had pleaded guilty in October 2018 to 30 charges each having initially faced 240 charges a piece.

Ireland lags behind rest of EU: Ireland was ranked 11th out of the EU15 in terms of progress towards just society, equitable economy and clean environment- among the lowest of our nearest neighbours.

Alesha MacPhail murder: 16-year-old Aaron Campbell has been unmasked as the killer of six-year-old schoolgirl Alesha MacPhail.

U-20 Six Nations: Brace from Craig Casey sees Ireland U20s to victory in Italy. Shannon starlet Craig Casey touched down twice as the unbeaten Ireland Under-20s efficiently dispatched Italy 34-14 in Rieti to stay top of the U-20 Six Nations table.

TO ENGAGE

Readers' blog: Students from Schull Community School, Co Cork, have their say: Problem of plastics must be urgently addressed.

Zebra's stripes are no fly zone: How the zebra got its stripes is not only a just-so story, but an object of scientific inquiry. New research suggests that stripes help zebras evade biting flies and the deadly diseases they carry.

TO ENTERTAIN

Gin-credible news: Kerry gin named the best in the world, as Dingle Original Gin was awarded Overall Best in World at the ceremony last night.

From Dublin to Broadway?: Irish girl 'chances her arm' to get Tony award-winning Broadway producer to see her musical. The 21-year-old Lauryn paid for the producer's flights and accommodation hoping he will come on board with it.

MOST READ SO FAR TODAY

Rita Ring: Rita Ring, wife of Cork GAA legend Christy, passed away yesterday. The couple had been married for 17 years before his death in 1979.

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