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

IRELAND 

Two government TDs did not show up to more than half of the meetings of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of which they are members. The two are Derek Nolan of Labour and Aine Collins of Fine Gael.

Gardaí have said they do not believe foul play was involved in the death of a man in his 30s whose body  was found in a car park near Cork city centre this morning.

It is understood a search team looking for missing UCC student Colin Roynane found a body at Kennedy Quay in Cork city.   The discovery was around 9.30am this morning. The body has been taken to CUH for a post-mortem and formal identification.

Many women afflicted with drab or greying hair believe a new colour would be to dye for — but for one crop in North Cork  the sight of mousy locks leaves them green with envy — literally.

The drug that left a teenager fighting for his life in Cork City has been identified as  25I-NBOMe  — a potent hallucinogenic stimulant.

A judge yesterday told a Dublin student there was no merit in his €75,000 claim alleging he was defamed by a Malahide pharmacy  and ordered him to pay the legal costs of his unsuccessful action.

WORLD

A massive blizzard is swirling towards the eastern United States, with fears of snowfall as heavy as 1in to 3in  an hour for 24 hours or more.

An unusual celestial spectacle will have amateur astronomers gazing to the heavens in the coming weeks –   five planets visible in the sky.

SPORT

Ireland fans can breathe a sigh of relief today as UEFA has confirmed that Euro 2016 tickets applications  made by Irish fans using debit cards WILL be processed.

At times, only a bottle of whiskey on a bar counter stood between Rory Best and myself  sorting every ill there ever was in Irish rugby, writes Ronan O’Gara

BUSINESS

The ban on the sale of alcohol on Good Friday will cost the restaurant industry €25m this year.  The Restaurants Association has said it is affecting our tourism brand abroad, as well as internally.

Rent certainty measures introduced by the Government in a compromise move to ease the pressure on tenants  could dissuade much-needed construction in the housing market, according to the IMF.

ANALYSIS

IS THIS going to be a cod liver oil general election or a plague on all your houses one,  asks Alison O’Connor

LIFESTYLE

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Did you realise over Christmas that you had to do something about work/life balance? Flexible working makes sense as childcare costs are reduced, but what are the pros and cons of the different options?  Andrea Mara talks to six parents about the choices they’ve made

VIDEO

The idea of Munster having a permanent base in Cork, put forward in Michael Moynihan's Irish Examiner column, sparked a bit of  debate with the BallTalk team.  Balltalk's Robert McNamara (@whatrobdidnext), Steve Neville (@SteveNeville_) and Neville O'Donoghue (@bewarmers) discuss whether Munster should have just one base or should it be a joint venture between Cork and Limerick.

VIRAL

We asked irishexaminer.com readers to tell us what they thought the most beautiful spot in Ireland is.  Here are the finalists and now is your chance to have your say and tell us what should be recognised as the nation's most loved place.

If you already follow him on Twitter, you’ll know what a singular presence Gerry Adams is.  And if you don’t, you’re missing out as Gerry’s activity on social media ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Rainbow Six Siege's Patch 1.3 has arrived on consoles bringing a number of fixes and improvements with it.  Players will no longer be able to exit their zone during the preparation phase, though players are being asked to keep an eye out for it and post on the game's forum if it still occurs.

MOVIES: An inside look at the men who predicted the collapse of the housing market in the US.  If you told us when Anchorman 2 released that two years later director Adam McKay would be back with a timely drama that was filled with stars and nominated for multiple Oscars we wouldn’t have believed you.

TECH: Vodafone TV launches across Ireland today, bringing a digital TV service to Vodafone customers  for the first time.

SHOWBIZ

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

Kevin Hart has revealed that he thinks Irish gyms look like strip clubs from his experience working out in a Dublin gym.  The actor, who spoke at a live Q&A at Dublin’s Google headquarters alongside his Ride Along 2 co-star Ice Cube, said that the decor of the gym he visited was little risqué.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

At times, only a bottle of whiskey on a bar counter stood between Rory Best and myself  sorting every ill there ever was in Irish rugby, writes Ronan O’Gara


Lifestyle

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