Monday Evening Round-Up: GSOC Investigation, Labour back second referendum, theft of 800-year-old head

So that’s Monday 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.

Monday Evening Round-Up: GSOC Investigation, Labour back second referendum, theft of 800-year-old head

So that’s Monday 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

Brexit: Labour will back an attempt to block a no-deal Brexit and put forward or support an amendment in favour of a public vote to prevent a “damaging Tory Brexit”, Jeremy Corbyn will announce.

Vandals steal head of 800-year old crusader: A Dublin church has been targeted by vandals, who decapitated an 800-year-old 'Crusader' who was in a crypt. The incident happened over the weekend but was discovered today by a tour guide at St Michan's Church in Dublin.

GSOC drops criminal investigation:Assistant Garda Commissioner Fintan Fanning had his suspension lifted tonight after GSOC contacted him to say that he was no longer the subject of a criminal investigation.

M28 update: The High Court will tomorrow hear a challenge to An Bord Pleanála’s decision to grant planning permission for €220m works that would upgrade a national road in Cork to motorway status.

Birmingham Inquest: The long-awaited inquests into the deaths of 21 people in the 1974 IRA Birmingham pub bombings have begun with a minute’s silence for the victims.

Alliance League Podcast: Anthony Daly, Tony Leen, Brendan O'Brien and John Fogarty review the Allianz League weekend with Colm O'Connor.

TO ENGAGE

Monaghan subsidence: Safety reports provide a mine of information. For weeks before subsidence destroyed a GAA club in Co Monaghan, between five and 11 million litres of water per day flowed into the mine beneath, says Caroline O’Doherty.

Brexit analysis: Theresa May might have her head in the Brexit sand, but as each day passes there are increasing indications she could be finally about to dig it out and drag it back into the light, writes Fiachra Ó Cionnaith

TO ENTERTAIN

Ireland's 'Favourite' Oscar: Funding from the Irish Film Board and Section 41 tax relief contributed to the success of the Oscar-winning film The Favourite, the film’s producer, has said. Ed Guiney of Element Pictures, the Dublin production company, said the company received very important support in the initial development of the project ten years ago.

Ariana Grande to return to Manchester: Ariana Grande is set to return to Manchester for the first time since a concert in remembrance of the fatal arena bombing. The singer has been confirmed as the headline act for Manchester Pride and is due to perform at the annual LGBT event in August.

MOST READ SO FAR TODAY

Gaeltacht Masterplan: A ‘masterplan’ will be designed to help renovate a derelict boarding school in a Cork gaeltacht. Coláiste Íosagáin, an imposing building on the main Cork-Killarney road in Baile Mhúirne, closed as a school in 1989. However, €180,000 funding from the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund is being seen as a first step in helping owners Údarás na Gaeltachta to restore the building.

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