Evening briefing: Elderly woman dies in Cavan car crash. Catch up on all the headlines

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


A woman in her 80's has died in a car crash in Cavan.

A transatlantic jet diverted to Shannon Airport early this morning after a passenger was reported to have fallen seriously ill.

Former Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald ordered an overhaul of preparations for a mass exodus of "refugees" from Northern Ireland in the event of chaos breaking out after the Anglo-Irish Agreement.

The IRA was able to tap Garda telephone calls, the Irish Government accepted in the 1980s.

New documents show Margaret Thatcher was "depressed" over the situation in Northern Ireland in the 80s.

Up to 25,000 tourists will come to Dublin for Fáilte Ireland's annual New Year festival, joining the same number of locals for the festivities.


Evening briefing: Elderly woman dies in Cavan car crash. Catch up on all the headlines

Despite rebels in Syria clashing with government forces and their allies near Damascus today, a ceasefire in Syria appears to be largely holding.

Greece's ambassador to Brazil was killed at the home his wife kept in the Rio de Janeiro area, police said.

Hundreds of mourners have bid farewell to the Polish truck driver killed in the Berlin Christmas market attack.

A passenger plane has been forced to make an emergency landing shortly after take-off in Warsaw after hitting a bird.

Russia's foreign minister has suggested the expulsion of 35 US diplomats in response to a new round of American sanctions against Moscow.


Evening briefing: Elderly woman dies in Cavan car crash. Catch up on all the headlines

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has stated young goalkeeper Sam Johnstone will be the only player he will allow to depart Old Trafford on loan next month.

Striker Sergio Aguero is ready for the challenge of Liverpool, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has warned.

Pedro is suspended but Diego Costa and N'Golo Kante are available again when Premier League leaders Chelsea play Stoke on Saturday.

As the January transfer window rolls around, Premier League fans will wonder who, if anyone, their sides are looking to buy and sell. Here are seven teams who might be looking for change.

The year 2016 was many things to many people, but perhaps the most important development on the social media scene was the official arrival of France and Juventus defender Patrice Evra.


Some predicted a win for Trump would spook the markets but Tom Metcalf and Jack Witzig found the prospect of a businessman in the White House just helped the rich grow richer.

The word “populism” was everywhere in 2016. Political leaders claiming to speak for the people have achieved significant victories in Europe, Asia, and, with the election of Donald Trump, the United States, writes Margaret Macmillan.


London's top-flight index has closed at a record high for the second day running thanks to a rally from precious metal stocks.

If this year was about putting in place policies to address supply issues in housing, 2017 will be about ensuring the industry has sufficient numbers of skilled workers.


Evening briefing: Elderly woman dies in Cavan car crash. Catch up on all the headlines

Taxis can offer passengers a therapeutic journey at this time of year. Rita de Brún spoke to drivers about their New Year experiences.


Actress Lindsay Lohan has said she will “keep pushing” for a Mean Girls sequel until it happens.


The RSPCA has revealed the most popular pet names of 2016.


Friend Dog Studios have taken the negative social media commentary around 2016 to an extreme conclusion and reimagined the year as a horror movie.


GAMING: Word is that a tie-in game to Suicide Squad was in the works at Warner Bros Montreal studio, which may or may not have been a co-op multiplayer title featuring the team of anti-heroes.

MOVIES/TV: Here's the top 10 films of 2016.

TECH: The folks at Western University in London are getting into the Christmas spirit by creating their own little tiny snowman - and this one is seriously small!


A serious crash has taken place on the M8 near Rathcormac, Cork.


About 70% of our planet is covered in water, in one form or another and it is vital to our survival.Appliance of science: Where does water come from?

Touched by the last rays of the sun, the grey mud of the estuary is dimpled with silver pools. Above them, rooks fly in their thousands, rooks uncountable, on different levels of the air.Interplay of rooks above Cillmanister a lovely mystery

A NEW survey confirms the presence of at least six rare spiders in Killarney National Park.Six rare spiders found in Killarney National Park

IT WAS written about an old ruin in Co Wexford but it may as well have been written for any other place.Islands of Ireland: Cows come home to Inishbarra

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