Here's your lunchtime bulletin.
IRELAND: A carer has highlighted the chaotic scenes in the Emergency Department (ED) at Cork University Hospital, describing how a vulnerable person spent more than two days on a trolley.
IRELAND: The director of the Irish Traveller Movement has called on South County Dublin council to give more time to the extended Traveller family, with 28 children including toddlers, due to be evicted today from a site in Clondalkin.
IRELAND: Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan has expressed concern about the fire last night in a hotel on the Leitrim/Roscommon border that had been due to open as an accommodation centre for asylum seekers.
IRELAND: Starlings 'dropping' in on Meath residents as hundreds flock to see spectacle.
WORLD: The US-led military coalition in Syria has begun the process of withdrawing troops, an American military official said.
BUSINESS: Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Group have swooped on regional airline Flybe in a £2.2 million deal which will see the creation of a new airline group.
SPORTS: Ronan O'Gara: The Toulouse turnaround, and why Munster aren’t there yet.
SPORTS: Paul Rouse on the book that made him close his online gambling account.
Look at @CookeFred go!January 8, 2019
HEALTH: "I’m full of passion but none of the technique": Fred Cooke talks about his Dancing with the Stars experience so far.
CULTURE: Coombe Hospital’s theatre company in residence is to stage WOMB, a play which imagines birthing 100 years from now, writes Marjorie Brennan.
SHOWBIZ: R Kelly's estranged daughter, Buku Abi, has called her father a monster and said she has no relationship with him.