Evening briefing: Arlene Foster should 'do the right thing'. Catch up on all the headlines

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

IRELAND

Sinn Féin has warned a collapse of the powersharing institutions at Stormont is an option if First Minister Arlene Foster refuses to stand down to allow a probe into her handling of a botched green energy scheme

A Laois man who raped and brutally beat his wife in their marital bed after she declined to hold his hand has been jailed for five years.

The Slieve Russell Hotel has been closed after an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug.

10,000 cigarettes and 10kgs of tobacco, two cars and €7,000 in cash have been seized in Cork in raids by the Revenue.

A mechanic caught red handed at a major bomb making factory on a farm in the North has been handed an 11-year jail sentence.

Staff at the Bausch and Lomb plant in Waterford have voted to accept pay proposals aimed at averting industrial action at the plant.

WORLD 

Evening briefing: Arlene Foster should 'do the right thing'. Catch up on all the headlines

The first victim in the attack on a Berlin Christmas market was a 37-year-old Polish truck driver who was seemingly stabbed and shot to death in the cabin of his truck.

Nigel Farage has been threatened with legal action over an extremism row with the husband of murdered MP Jo Cox following the Berlin terrorist attack.

Swiss police said they have found no sign of any radical Islamist or far-right motive by a gunman who killed himself after a shooting at a Zurich mosque which left three worshippers wounded.

Russian officials investigating the assassination of their ambassador to Turkey have vowed that the killing would not disrupt efforts to repair the two countries' relationship.

SPORT

Evening briefing: Arlene Foster should 'do the right thing'. Catch up on all the headlines

Petra Kvitova is undergoing surgery to her left hand after fighting off an intruder who held a knife to her throat in her home.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed the impact of Daniel Sturridge after his first appearance in a month propelled them to victory in the Merseyside derby.

Forwards Denis Buckley and Quinn Roux and out-half Jack Carty have all signed two-year extensions at the Sportsground.

Holly Holm says Conor McGregor proves that if you believe in yourself, you’ll perform well.

OPINION

The only people who really, genuinely, cared for Emily and her quality of life were her mother and her family, writes Fergus Finlay.

It has been a roller coaster year for Wicklow TD Stephen Donnelly, writes Juno McEnroe.

BUSINESS

Italy's new government is asking parliament to approve up to an additional €20bn in funding to rescue the country's troubled banks, if necessary.

The mobile phone industry is under pressure to introduce software on phones to prevent drivers being distracted by notifications.

LIFESTYLE

A night on the tiles can have a whole new meaning as Nuala Woulfe meets board game enthusiasts who get out and about in search of triple-word scores.

SHOWBIZ

Evening briefing: Arlene Foster should 'do the right thing'. Catch up on all the headlines

This Morning host Ruth Langsford has taken part in an emotional interview with Emmerdale star John Middleton, and thanked him for his accurate portrayal of life with dementia.

VIRAL

The Temple of the Jedi Order sought charitable status but the commission ruled that it does not meet the criteria for a religion.

VIDEO - OUR CHOICE

The Institute of Technology Tralee’s Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Music Technology group have yet again produced a viral video. This time they took on Star Wars.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Until Dawn was surprisingly great when it arrived on the PlayStation 4 in 2015, and it might not have been.

MOVIES/TV: Passengers is a new sci-fi romance featuring sizzling-hot superstars Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt and it's in cinemas in Ireland on the 21st of December.

TECH: Facebook is contantly making little changings and updates and the latest adds some real colour to your timeline.

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The first victim in the attack on a Berlin Christmas market was a 37-year-old Polish truck driver who was seemingly stabbed and shot to death in the cabin of his truck.


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