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Evening round-up: Judge slams solicitors over personal injury claims; British ambassador to US resigns; Sneak peek at Picard spin off

So that’s Wednesday nearly wrapped up. Here are some of the stories we published on today which we hope will help you make sense of it all this evening.


Whiplash Claims: Solicitors who handle what eventually turn out to be set-up accidents may be contributing to fraudulent personal injury claims, a judge said today in what is the strongest criticism yet by the judiciary of some members of the legal profession.

Tayto Park: An Bord Pleanála has refused planning permission for an "iconic" €14m steel rollercoaster for Tayto Park as the operation of the ride would be too noisy for nearby residents.

An Garda Siochana: The 60th anniversary celebration of women joining An Garda Siochana has heard there is no longer a glass ceiling within the force.

UK Ambassador: Boris Johnson is facing a furious backlash after Britain’s ambassador to the US quit following the leak of diplomatic dispatches critical of Donald Trump’s White House.

Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal will face his great rival Roger Federer at Wimbledon for the first time since 2008 after a straight-sets victory over Sam Querrey in the quarter-finals.

Property Prices: Property prices increased by 2.8% in the year to May. That compares to an increase of 3% in the 12 months to April.


Brexit Crisis: And so the softening up process has begun - there will be checks on goods crossing the border, the only matter to clarify is where exactly.

Abuse Victims: Everyone who suffered abuse in a defective school system should now be paid the compensation they are entitled to under human rights law.


End of an Era: Mark Cagney is to leave Ireland Am after almost 20 years at the helm of the popular breakfast show, Virgin Media Television has confirmed.

Star Trek: Patrick Stewart has given Star Trek fans a look at him in character in his Jean-Luc Picard spin-off.


Cork Docklands: A huge €47m land deal paves the way for a near €1bn waterfront precinct on Cork’s south docks which could sustain thousands of residents and thousands of new jobs.