So that’s Tuesday 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.
: The jury were told not to be 'influenced by emotion, sympathy, anger or disgust', with deliberations in the case to resume tomorrow morning.
The New IRA claimed responsibility for the killing of Lyra McKee, while a 57-year-old woman arrested by detectives investigating the murder was released unconditionally this evening. Meanwhile, hundreds of people turned out to Dublin’s Garden of Remembrance for a vigil organised to celebrate Ms McKee's life. The Tánaiste also met with political representatives in Belfast today.
An admission by the Taoiseach that a pre-election sod turning on the centre was a "mistake" has been dismissed by Fianna Fáil who argue that communities are waiting for the facility.
Up to 60,000 parents a year are to gain new paid parental leave and benefit from November. ISME warned that the scheme could see firms discriminate when hiring new staff.
There is "palpable anger and frustration" about ongoing pay discrepancies for teachers in Ireland, the TUI said. Meanwhile, the INTO said there is a need to have separate reproductive health leave for teachers.
The Islamic State has asserted its claim of responsibility for the assault which killed more than 320 people, including 45 children.
The five-time winner said that he was feeling "absolutely shattered" after being knocked out of the World Snooker Championship in the first round by amateur James Cahill.
The Southampton player broke the record for the fastest goal scored in Premier League history, scoring after just seven seconds.
To address our challenges, Cork needs much more autonomy and freedom to shape its future prospects, argues Dr Frank Crowley.
Property prices are growing in all markets in Cork county but the rates of inflation are varying widely, writes Kevin O'Neill.
Jennifer Rock gives her advice on how to avoid running into skin trouble on Cork City Marathon day.
: Meet the Cork man who made Westlife's new video.
Stories from a seanachaí at Cork World Book Fest.