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

IRELAND 

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has branded Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin's personalised attack on him as an “act of desperation”.

The Health Minister Leo Varadkar has announced a review of nine hospital Emergency Departments running a trial of new procedures to ease overcrowding.

A clinical nurse manager has accepted that sitting on a female resident of Aras Attracta with severe intellectual disabilities was "unacceptable".

Seven food businesses were ordered to close in December, according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland 

Councils are ignoring planning guidelines that keep fast-food premises away from schools. Just one local authority has written the policy into its development plans.

The events leading up to, during and after the 1916 Rising have been captured in a new and powerful film produced by Cork man, Gerard McCarthy. 

WORLD

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

A man carrying a butcher’s knife and wearing a fake explosive vest tried to attack a Paris police station, a year almost to the minute after two Islamic extremists burst in the offices of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and unleashed a bloody 12 months in the French capital.

The sister of ex-EastEnders actress Sian Blake has branded her boyfriend Arthur Simpson-Kent a triple killer and demanded he is “brought back to justice” amid fears he has fled the country.

SPORT

Could Zlatan finally be on his way to England? If so, he’ll do something these legends never did

To say the weight has been lifted from CJ Stander’s shoulders by the end of Munster’s losing streak would be underplaying the relief the province’s captain is feeling as he heads to Paris.

BUSINESS

The National Treasury Management Agency say they have raised €3bn through the sale of a new 10-year benchmark treasury bond.

Last year saw a 66% rise in net job creation amongst IDA Ireland client firms, with a record 11,833 roles.

ANALYSIS

Renua fundamentally believes that real tax reform — as distinct to Del Boy-style economic promises — is required to drive Ireland’s recovery forward, writes Lucinda Creighton

LIFESTYLE

Herta Fossett escaped from Czechslovakia in the ’50s and hailing from a line of circus performers, married into one of Ireland’s most famous circus families. She tells Deirdre Reynolds how her husband would have loved to see her awarded the ‘Oscar’ of the circus world.

VIDEO

Playing a brass instrument increases lung capacity, a Cork secondary school student has found, and two teenagers have invented a device called Dreamy Baby Prop that safely elevates a baby in a cot or crib.

VIRAL

Donald Trump’s knowledge of European geography could be severely lacking – or at least, that’s what a recent tweet suggests.

Mary-Claire Fitzpatrick has done a minute long impression of your mother, her mother, all mothers when it comes to social media.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Popcap Vancouver today announced that the Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 multiplayer beta will bloom on January 14th.

MOVIES: Ride Along 2 is in cinemas on the 22nd of January 2016, reuniting stars Ice Cube and Kevin Hart for more action and comedy. And they're coming to Dublin!

TECH: News out of CES 2016 is that there will be a limited number of Blackberry phones this year and all on the Android operating system

SHOWBIZ

The Rubberbandits’ Blindboy Boatclub will make an appearance on this week’s Late Late Show.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Suzanne Harrington initially dismissed Ella Woodward’s clean eating cookbook as another genetically blessed rich kid hitching herself to the foodie bandwagon. After eating her recipes for three weeks, she changed her mind


Lifestyle

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