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Catch-up with what you've missed with our morning briefing


Enda Kenny has survived a leadership heave but is still likely to face dissent in his party after a decision by rebellious backbenchers to temporarily back down.

The Taoiseach will travel to Berlin today, to meet with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel for discussions on the outcome of the UK referendum.

The Social Democrats are proposing tougher regulations for the charity sector, including plans for a new anti-corruption agency.

Console’s legal action against the charity’s founder Paul Kelly, his wife Patricia and their son Tim is due back before the High Court this morning.

Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness called for any Twelfth of July events to be done in a peaceful way - which would not undermine law and order.

Hundreds are expected at anti-racism demonstrations around the country this evening. They are being organised by Anti-Racism Network Ireland and Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland, in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.


Criticism is mounting over how police in Louisiana dealt with throngs of protesters during the weekend, including nearly 200 demonstrators who were arrested and may yet face criminal charges. The protests have been growing around the country as people express outrage over the recent deaths of two black men at the hands of police in Louisiana and Minnesota.


Alan Cadogan and Aidan Walsh trained with the Cork footballers yesterday evening ahead of their Round 3B qualifier clash against Longford this Saturday.

Paul O’Connell’s decision to begin his coaching career from the bottom up has been endorsed by a former colleague, current Grenoble back coach Mike Prendergast.

EURO 2016

On the back of a bumper 2015, the FAI are planning to maintain financial stability throughout the upcoming World Cup campaign in order to meet their debt-free objective by 2020.

Check out all the latest news, views and banter in our dedicated Euro 2016 section


US billionaire John Malone’s Virgin Media — which owns TV3 and the cable operator — has confirmed plans to acquire UTV Ireland from ITV, in a €10m deal which will raise fears for jobs at both broadcasters.

The UK government has launched a consultation on changes to insurance rules and motoring regulations as it pursues its plans to allow driverless cars to take to the streets by 2020.


It’s hard to imagine anything more destabilising of the government than a heave against the leader, writes Fergus Finlay


From redheads to uniforms, Caroline Delaney reports on dating websites that focus on connecting like-minded people


Spectators were fascinated at the Galway International Arts Festival when giant fire-breathing insects took over the streets.


A cameraman narrowly avoided being run over by a Lamborghini during a race.

Lee Coffey was so amused by his mam’s reactions to his messing that he decided to set up a Facebook page called Dublin Mammy to document her funnier outbursts.


GAMING: Pokemon Go is out, at least if you're in America, New Zealand, Australia or Japan. The rest of the world is going to have to wait while some dastardly server issues get sorted but in the meantime we can see some of the madness in this video.

MOVIES: After months of negative publicity the new Ghostbusters film has landed, and I found it highly entertaining.

TECH: The iPhone 7 is still a few months away from being announced, but a photo of a dummy handset has been posted online, which may give us an idea of what the handset will look like.


Disneyland has released a new image depicting its upcoming Star Wars attraction. The artist’s impression features the Millennium Falcon parked in a cargo bay surrounded by forest, rock spires, landing pads and futuristic buildings.


My, aren’t we a pious lot? Brian Gavin hadn’t brought proceedings to an end on Sunday when the “hurling correct brigade” were populating social media announcing Waterford’s defeat as a victory for the game.

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