Evening briefing: Banks repossess four homes a day. Catch up on all the headlines

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


More than four family homes are being repossessed every day, stark figures from the Central Bank have revealed.

Emergency services are currently dealing with a massive fire at a warehouse on the south quay in Arklow.

Stormont First Minister Arlene Foster has said she will not resign over a failed renewable heating scheme in the North.

An Irishman has lost his appeal against the decision to extradite him to the US on charges of advertising and distributing child pornography.


Evening briefing: Banks repossess four homes a day. Catch up on all the headlines

The top Senate Republican says that Congress will investigate a CIA assessment that Russia interfered in the November election on behalf of Donald Trump, an intelligence conclusion that the incoming commander in chief has called "ridiculous".

Egypt's president says a suicide bomber caused the explosion that killed 24 Christians during Sunday Mass at a Cairo chapel.

A survivor of a plane crash in Colombia that killed 71 people has said that the pilot did not tell passengers to fasten their seatbelts right before the aircraft smashed into a hillside.

Police in Scotland are hunting a thief who crashed a six-tonne dumper truck into a supermarket.


Evening briefing: Banks repossess four homes a day. Catch up on all the headlines

Keith Earls has "unreservedly apologised" for claiming Fraser Brown milked the dangerous tackle that saw the Munster wing sent off against Glasgow in October.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has launched a withering attack on pundit Gary Neville after the former Manchester United defender's criticism of goalkeeper Loris Karius.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is hopeful Henrikh Mkhitaryan will shake off his ankle injury in time for the Christmas fixture schedule.


In the US presidential election and the Brexit referendum, Facebook and Twitter not only allowed fake news to proliferate, but withheld data on voter intentions, says Philip Howard


More tourists are coming to Ireland and they are spending more while they are here, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office.

A new report looking at the long-term effects of the recession shows most people have not felt the recovery yet.


Evening briefing: Banks repossess four homes a day. Catch up on all the headlines

It can be a big commitment for both kids and their parents but the lure of a chance to appear in the Christmas panto is irresistible, writes Jo Kerrigan


Evening briefing: Banks repossess four homes a day. Catch up on all the headlines

Nominations for the 74th Golden Globes Awards have been announced and there are four Irish nominees in the mix. Here's Anna Kendrick trying to pronounce Caitriona Balfe’s name as part of the Best Actress in a Television series nominations.


The Improvised Panto in the Cork Opera House is proving to be as popular as ever. In its sixth year, the show still has the crowds gathering outside the doors of the Opera House and enthusiastic audience members they are too!

Remember when you were going to wish your friend merry Christmas but then remembered political correctness meant you couldn’t? Us neither. Well, Donald Trump has revealed a big change he has in store for the festive holiday, and it was the storyline in the latest episode of his social media sitcom.


With only two weeks to go until Christmas Day, the people of Buttevant, Co Cork have been getting into the festive swing of things..


GAMING: It is officially Christmas season thanks to this lovely video from Best Buy employees who saw a man come into the shop everyday to play the Wii U.

MOVIES/TV: The Timelines in Star Wars are a little topsy turvy, it's hard to keep on top of what film goes where. Mark Hamill has the best tweet in response to all the toing and froing:

TECH: The rumour mill is ablaze with an iPhone 7S announcement expected in 2017.


As you can imagine it’s a busy time of year for Santa and his Elves in the North Pole. But when the nurse of a Tennessee hospital rang him to rush to a terminally-ill child’s side, he dropped all his tools and went straight there.


Aileen Lee meets Christina Kenny - co-founder and design director of Lamb Design - to talk about her work and inspirations.Christina Kenny of Lamb Design: ‘I love bringing the outside in and inside out’

Tyrone designer Sharon Wauchob on her career and the worth of luxury fastion. By Paul McLachen.From Marc Jacobs to her own label, Tyrone designer Sharon Wauchob on her life in fashion

The recent sentencing of two teenage boys for the murder of Ana Kriégel has once again brought the issue of pornography into public discourse. The details of the case, which are finally coming into public knowledge, illuminate some very worrying trends that are pervasive in the modern adolescent world and as parents and indeed as a society we can no longer languish in complacency.Learning Points: Hardcore porn can pollute our children’s minds

If children are confident in interacting with others it takes away so much stress and social anxiety for them. Not too long ago, my daughter Joan and I were out with friends at a restaurant and we wanted extra water and a few other bits and Joan volunteered to go up and ask the waiter for them. My friend was really surprised at this and said that none of her children would willingly do that.Mum’s the word: We should look for chances to strengthen our kids’ social skills

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