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Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com today.

IRELAND 

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has criticised Enda Kenny's lack of visits to flood-hit areas - despite admitting he himself has not been to areas outside of his native Cork.

The Office of Public Works said this afternoon that water levels on the River Shannon have started to fall or remained stable. Levels on the river remain above 2009 thresholds and the flooding threat still remains, however.

An Aer Lingus flight from Donegal to Glasgow has diverted to Dublin Airport with a technical issue. It is the second time today that an Aer Lingus service has diverted to the country’s biggest airport with a problem.

Gardaí investigating the mysterious disappearance of a man in Cork City last month have issued a fresh appeal for a taxi driver and three other men to come forward.

A judge told a driver and garage worker with 31 previous convictions for driving without insurance that he should contact the editor of the Guinness Book of Records to have the offences included.

Receiving parcels, including online purchases, is set to become much easier with An Post’s new mailboxes.

WORLD

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About 90 women have reported being robbed, threatened or sexually molested at the New Year’s celebrations outside Cologne’s cathedral by young, mostly drunk, men, police said. One woman said she was raped.

A British radio DJ has revealed “terrifying” details of how a passenger on board a British Airways flight to Dubai claimed he had a bomb and “everyone was going to die”.

SPORT

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has today led tributes to the "golfing great" Christy O'Connor Junior, who has passed away.

Andy Farrell has been appointed as Ireland defence coach.

BUSINESS

The Port of Cork is set to put the city’s historic Custom House on the market in the coming weeks as it advances plans to relocate to Ringaskiddy.

The European Space Agency and Enterprise Ireland have agreed to establish a business incubator to support space related companies in Ireland.

ANALYSIS

Eyebrows were raised when five TDs expressed ‘deep concern’ that jailed dissident republican Michael McKevitt was not allowed on extended temporary release last year — but the political intervention is not an isolated case, writes Michael Clifford

LIFESTYLE

For many the new year means a new beginning, a new fitness regime, a fresh look at their diet. It also means a new ‘Operation Transformation’, one of RTÉ’s most successful shows. Jonathan deBurca Butler meets three of this year’s candidates

VIDEO

Members of the Guileen Coast Guard, Whitegate Refinery and the Council working on a section of the N25 outside Castlemartyr, Co Cork which is still closed due to heavy flooding.

VIRAL

A live Periscope video of people in Newcastle trying to cross a large puddle blocking a bridge path has gained thousands of viewers in a short space of time.

This man wrote an incredibly poignant Facebook post just before he died on New Year's Day.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Square Enix announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be released on Windows 10 and Steam on January 28th.

MOVIES: Daredevil will be returning in 2016 and we've got the first official batch of images to get you back in the Murdoch mood.

TECH: We don't know a lot about Sony Mobile's official plans for 2016 but the rumour mill is in high gear with possible news.

SHOWBIZ

Craig David is coming to Dublin – and it’s going to be amazing.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

A leading sports physiotherapist claims young Gaelic players are “institutionalised” and many don’t realise what they have sacrificed for their sport until it is too late.


Lifestyle

SECOND Captains is one of the long-running success stories in Irish podcasting. Ostensibly a sports show led by Eoin McDevitt, Ken Early, and Ciarán Murphy, the former Off The Ball team from Newstalk launched the podcast in mid-2013. two Monday shows are offered for free, with Tuesday-Friday behind a Patreon subscriber model and dubbed ‘The World Service’. It has more than 11,500 subscribers.Podcast Corner: First-class podcasts from Second Captains

The incredible life of Ireland’s first celebrity chef has been turned into a play, writes Colette SheridanHow Maura Laverty cooked up a storm

Their paths first crossed on the top floor of the library at University College Cork in October 2010 when both were students there so Amy Coleman and Steven Robinson were delighted to retrace their footsteps on their big day.Wedding of the Week: College sweethearts open new chapter

Peter Dowdall reveals why all roads will lead to Tullow in County Carlow on February 1Snowdrop patrol: Why all roads will lead to County Carlow

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