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Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com today
Catch-up with what you've missed today with our evening briefing

IRELAND

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has repeated his call for a referendum on a united Ireland in light of the Brexit fallout, saying the UK's controversial vote means there is a "timeframe there" to make a decision on the border within four years. Earlier, Mr Adams dismissed predictions from a senior frontbench TD that he will step down within five years.

Gardaí are investigating a possible link between a domestic incident and a fatal crash in Co Limerick today.

The Government is today launching its new 84-point action plan to deal with the housing crisis. The Rebuilding Ireland project encompasses five pillars - to address homelessness; accelerate social housing; build more homes; improve the rental sector and utilise existing housing.

New plans to increase the minimum wage by just 10c will fail to lift struggling families out of poverty, according to Brendan Howlin.

The freezing order on the current account of former Console CEO Paul Kelly has been lifted, but the High Court denied Paul Kelly and his wife Patricia access to their savings account.

WORLD

Turkey's Ministry of Education has sacked 15,200 people for alleged ties to the group the government blames for the weekend's failed coup, state media reported.

Donald Trump's campaign team dismissed criticism that the US presidential hopeful's wife Melania lifted passages nearly word-for-word from a 2008 speech by Michelle Obama, calling the complaints "just absurd".

A tour bus carrying tourists from China has burst into flames on a busy road near Taiwan's capital, killing all 26 people on board, officials said.

SPORT

Tipperary manager Liam Kearns is demanding answers from GAA fixtures chiefs after the Premier County were fixed to play Derry at an Ulster venue in next Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC round 4A qualifier

John Twomey has been selected as Ireland's flag bearer for the Paralympics in September. The Corkman will lead the Irish team out at the Opening Ceremony on September 7th in the Maracana Stadium in the Brazilian city.

BUSINESS

The European Union has imposed its biggest ever cartel fine, worth €2.93bn, on several of Europe's top lorry producers for colluding to keep prices artificially high at the expense of consumers.

A representative from the Unite trade union has called for the minimum wage to be raised to €11.50 per hour. Jimmy Kelly's calls come as official state think-tank the Low Pay Commission recommended raising the minimum wage by another 10c, to €9.25.

ANALYSIS

In the face of rampant extremism, social democracy, it seems, has nothing to say, writes Fergus Finlay

LIFESTYLE

Irish members of Clowns Without Borders help to entertain the traumatised in war-torn areas, writes Ellie O’Byrne

VIDEO

A company which specialises in helping businesses monitor and manage cleaner and more efficient processing solutions is to create 50 new jobs, almost doubling its workforce, with most of the new employees based at its headquarters in Co Cork.

VIRAL

Here in Ireland, we’re well used to inclement weather - gales, heavy rainfall, a differently-named storm every week.  We can’t believe it either but with temperatures expected in some parts to reach 30 degrees (!), it looks like it’s going to be the hottest day of the year,.  And Met Eireann issued a weather warning.

Summer is finally here and it is searing hot. Thanks for blessing us with your presence at last Mr Sunshine but when you go down for the night, could you reduce the temperature a little bit? We’re trying to sleep over here! Here are some tips on how to beat the heat and sleep all night through.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Telltale Games have another series about to debut, and this one is all about Batman and also Bruce Wayne for a change.

MOVIES/TV: Warner Bros. has picked up romantic comedy Worst Tinder Date Ever from Keith Merryman and David A. Newman (Friends With Benefits, Think Like A Man).

TECH: Slow motion video is pretty incredible, and this look at how slow things can get might blow your mind.

SHOWBIZ

Gay Byrne is full of praise and wonder for his grandchildren. With his wife Kathleen Watkins, the pair have five grandchildren overall from their two daughters, Cecelia and Georgina.

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Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has repeated his call for a referendum on a united Ireland in light of the Brexit fallout, saying the UK's controversial vote means there is a "timeframe there" to make a decision on the border within four years.

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