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IRELAND 

There is a warning that flash flooding on many roads in the north-east of the country can be expected tomorrow night. Substantial rain is expected to fall in Cavan, Monaghan, Louth and Meath when a weather system moves in.

The unemployment rate last month was 8.8%, the lowest it has been for seven years.

Gardaí are hunting for a lone raider who threatened to slash a taxi driver’s throat during a robbery.

The committee in charge of the funeral liturgy in the Diocese of Kerry has ruled out guidelines which would standardise funeral behaviour there, saying it would be too difficult.

Cork City Council has been accused of giving the GAA “the freedom to do what they choose” after the developers of the new Páirc Uí Chaoimh demolished existing stands that were to be retained, according to the planning permission conditions granted to the project.

WORLD

Catch-up with what you've missed today with our evening briefing

The sister of a British jihadi has said “[I will] kill him myself” if he is revealed as the masked militant in a new Islamic State video showing the murder of five hostages.

Police in England have released CCTV footage of a woman fighting off two would-be robbers at a cash machine.

SPORT

Kieran McGeeney has intimated Pat Spillane tries to influence referees in his role as an RTÉ pundit.

One LA Lakers fan left the Staples Center a very happy man over the weekend. Not only did basketball fan David Moya get to watch his team beat the Phoenix Suns, he also picked up a cheque for $95,000.

BUSINESS

The Exchequer ran a deficit of €62m last year, according to new figures this afternoon.

The future of the country’s sole oil refinery could be secured through a joint venture or by branching into cleaner fuels, a leading analyst has claimed.

ANALYSIS

Tobin Harshaw looks at three books that examine the conditions to led to the rise of IS, its ‘business plan’, and how its most important innovation is the manner in which it flaunts its cruelty

LIFESTYLE

Christmas is supposed to be all about family, but the fall-out from the festive season catapults many couples into crisis. January is peak season for relationship counsellors and legal mediators. Áilín Quinlan looks at what’s going behind closed doors

VIDEO

Cork County Council has already spent just shy of €5.1m on road clean-up and repair since December 19 with a lot more expenditure on crumbling roads expected in the coming weeks.

VIRAL

Marks & Spencer has defended a line of its luxury chocolate biccies after a customer claimed they were traditional custard creams in disguise.

An eight-year-old boy who lost two family members when a group of chimpanzees jumped from the trees and attacked him and his four-year-old brother and cousin is to undergo rare facial reconstruction surgery in America.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Perhaps this will inspire you not to give up on a game no matter how difficult it seems. Terry Garrett, who lost his sight when he was 10, has beaten Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time after almost five years of trying.

MOVIES: A new year is upon us and with it another 366 days of movie delights. We’ve taken a look at the twelve months to come and picked out one must see movie for each month. Here are the 12 top films of 2016

TECH: Maingear has unveiled a new all-in-one PC that crams incredible specs into its hub.

SHOWBIZ

BBC bosses have confirmed that the third series of The Fall will be the show’s last.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Three bodies have been found by police searching for a missing former EastEnders actress and her family.


Lifestyle

Wesley O’ Regan is the General Manager of Popscene in Voodoo Rooms, Cork city. Popscene opened last November and is Cork’s only themed bar that is dedicated to celebrating the best of the 80s and 90s. https://www.facebook.com/PopsceneCork/You've Been Served: Wesley O'Regan, Popscene

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