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IRELAND 

Forecasters at Met Éireann are predicting snowfall of up to 8cm in some areas of the country. A Status Orange Snow-ice Warning was issued for the counties of Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.

There have been calls today for funds to be made available to all families who have been impacted by recent flooding. More than €235,000 has been so far given to 270 households to help with buying food, clothing and providing emergency accommodation in the wake of the crisis.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that he will not be engaging in personal attacks in the General Election after Fianna Fáil unveiled an "attack ad". Meanwhile, Former Labour leader Pat Rabbitte has added to growing consensus on when the election date will be by saying he believes it will take place on Friday February 26.

Ireland is facing a "tsunami of healthcare problems" as the population ages, a GP has warned. The Irish Medical Organisation said that future challenges will dwarf the ones currently being experienced.

The Government has launching a plan to get even more long-term unemployed back to work. Currently 150,000 people on the Live Register have been without a job for over 12 months and are deemed to be long-tern unemployed.

A Garda has gone on trial accused of stealing more than €3,000 from the former Minister for Justice. Ciaran Folan, (44), of Ramstown, Fethardon-sea, County Wexford, has pleaded not guilty to five counts of theft.

Gardaí in Dublin are trying to track down a taxi driver who may have witnessed a fatal New Year's crash. A woman in her 40s was knocked down and killed in Hartstown in the early hours of January 3.

WORLD

Turkish police have arrested one person in connection with the suicide bombing in Istanbul that killed 10 foreigners, most of them German tourists.

European employees may find themselves under scrutiny during work hours following a recent ruling that allows companies to monitor workers online communications.

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German prosecutors have charged three men and one woman with forming a far-right terror group and planning an attack.

SPORT

London GAA insiders say they expect Croke Park to take full ownership of the controversial proposal to throw a British Army GAA team from the county junior football championship.

Dylan Hartley, Chris Ashton and Manu Tuilagi have been named in England’s squad for the RBS 6 Nations, but the 33-man party includes a number of big-name omissions. Tom Youngs, Tom Wood, Geoff Parling and Danny Cipriani have all missed out on selection in the first group to be named by new head coach Eddie Jones.

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Donal Lenihan feels the decline of Munster goes much deeper than coach Anthony Foley. 

BUSINESS

The company behind popular Dublin club Copper Face Jacks, have officially topped €50 million.

Consumer confidence has reached a 10-year high but the compilers of a new poll suggest it remains too early to herald a return to a “feelgood” mentality.

ANALYSIS

The cost of cancer is not the first thing that springs to mind on receiving a diagnosis. Your entire world is taken over by the disease and how to fight it, writes Karen Funnell

LIFESTYLE

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The Revenant is set to sweep up this awards season. Susan Griffin chats to the director and cast of the most talked-about film in years.

VIDEO

Diners at Cork Penny Dinners were delivered a fine Italian feast on Tuesday. The charity was recently blown away by the generosity of the people running the Cork Flood Alerts Facebook page and a local pizzeria.

VIRAL

The Irish Examiner's front page tribute to David Bowie has represented Ireland in a global selection of the medias tributes to the iconic singer.

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Ruairi McSorley best known for uttering the no immortal line "you wouldn’t be long getting frostbit" has released an off-the-wall music video, all in the name of charity.

TECHNOW

GAMING: The Division’s trailer was leaked yesterday, although to understand what was happening you had to understand Italian. Ubisoft decided that everyone should get the full experience and released the official trailer.

MOVIES: We review Lenny Abrahamson's latest film Room.

TECH: You've been to some of the most amazing sights around the world with Google Street View, from Petra to the Amazon and the highest mountain on Earth. And now you can travel to one of the smallest.

SHOWBIZ

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Panti Bliss has revealed she would love to read out the Irish votes in this year’s Eurovision. Nicky Byrne has presented Ireland’s votes for several years in the contest but will now be taking to the stage as our 2016 entry.

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Forecasters at Met Éireann are predicting snowfall of up to 8cm in some areas of the country. A Status Orange Snow-ice Warning was issued for the counties of Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.


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