Evening round-up: Lyra McKee funeral; Waterford hospital; Sri Lanka attacks

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.

Evening round-up: Lyra McKee funeral; Waterford hospital; Sri Lanka attacks

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

Lyra McKee: The 29-year-old journalist was laid to rest today, with her sister saying her legacy should be a society where labels become "meaningless". Parish Priest at St John's Parish, Belfast, Father Martin J Magill commended "the unification of our political leaders, for standing together in Creggan, on Good Friday" at Ms McKee's funeral.

‘Why in God’s name does it take the death of a 29-year-old woman to get us to this point?’, he asked.

Waterford hospital: A letter by four consultant pathologists said that dead bodies have been left lying on trolleys at University Hospital Waterford. There is as yet no clarity around the “interim arrangements” the HSE said it is examining in order to address intolerable conditions in the mortuary at the hospital.

Teachers' conferences: Secondary school teachers are considering legal action against the Government as they were treated differently to nurses when engaged in industrial action.

Kerry inquest: The widow of a man who died by suicide has criticised the HSE for not sending a representative to his inquest.

Sri Lanka: The death toll from the Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka has risen to 359 and more suspects have been arrested, police in Colombo said. Meanwhile, one of the bombers behind the terror attack was a former UK student Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed.

Primark: Discount clothing retailer Primark is to move all of its buying, sourcing and merchandising staff and functions to its Dublin headquarters.

Club ban: A Donegal GAA club facing an eight-week ban for hosting a charity soccer event have the right to due process, Donegal County Board said in a statement.

Kerry football: Goalkeeper Shane Murphy is no longer part of the Kerry senior football panel, it has emerged.

TO ENGAGE

Property prices: Signs of recovery are being felt throughout the Munster housing market — but inflation is inconsistent throughout the region, writes Kevin O'Neill.

Special report: The family of a man who died in prison are distressed over two aspects of his case, writes Special Correspondent Michael Clifford.

TO ENTERTAIN

Backstage pass: The new tour will bring you behind the scenes at the Everyman Theatre.

Gin fatigue: As yet another new label is launched, Donal O’Keeffe raises a glass – and wonders if we’ll ever reach ‘peak gin’.

Sweet tooth: Want to cut down on sugar? Experts reveal how to slash your intake in 6 simple steps.

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