Evening briefing: EU finds Ireland's 2017 budget to be 'broadly compliant'. Catch up on all the headlines

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

IRELAND

The EU has called for an end to austerity and is now recommending an increase in government spending across Europe. The call came as Brussels cast its verdict on the budgets of Eurozone members, with Ireland's 2017 budget found to be "broadly compliant" with rules.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has publicly rebuked Transport Minister Shane Ross over comments he made about the judiciary.

The Transport Minister says his Department has no intention of closing any rail stations.

Elsewhere, Enda Kenny has no plans meet with Donald Trump when he travels to the US later this month.

The granddaughter of the Late former Cork Lord Mayor John Murray has spoken for the first time about the sexual abuse she suffered as a child by her grandfather.

WORLD 

Evening briefing: EU finds Ireland's 2017 budget to be 'broadly compliant'. Catch up on all the headlines

Senate Republicans have re-elected Kentucky's Mitch McConnell to be majority leader when the new Congress convenes in January and starts working on Donald Trump's agenda.

US Secretary of State John Kerry says an "overwhelming majority" of Americans know that climate change is happening, and want their country to honour its commitments under the Paris climate agreement.

A boy as young as five was enlisted by two men to steal from a charity shop in a distraction theft, police have said.

A tram which crashed in Croydon, south London, killing seven people was travelling at three and a half times the speed limit when it derailed, accident investigators have said.

President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to withdraw Russia from the International Criminal Court, which rules on charges such as genocide and crimes against humanity.

SPORT

Evening briefing: EU finds Ireland's 2017 budget to be 'broadly compliant'. Catch up on all the headlines

Cork’s redeveloped Páirc Uí Chaoimh stadium will be finished next June and available, if required, to host the Munster football and hurling finals as its first major fixtures, officials said today.

One thing is becoming increasing clear: Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather don’t like each other very much.

Ireland Women’s head coach Tom Tierney has made 10 changes from last week’s defeat to England, as Canada roll around to play Ireland at the UCD Bowl on Saturday.

Both Munster and Ireland will have confidence soaring after success against All Black sideswrites Donal Lenihan. 

OPINION

The State has finally apologised to Martin Conmey, who, in 1973, was convicted of killing a woman. Michael Clifford reports on the wrongs of the case against him.

Ireland will fail to reach its 2020 EU emission reduction targets and needs to act if it is to do its ‘fair share’ in line with the Paris Agreement, writes Cara Augustenborg.

BUSINESS

Virgin Media Limited has announced today that is has received regulatory and competition approval to acquire UTV Ireland.

Dublin's Grafton street is the 13th most expensive in the world to rent a retail space.

LIFESTYLE

Mark Evans offers up some brilliant science experiments that you and your kids will love. 

SHOWBIZ

Evening briefing: EU finds Ireland's 2017 budget to be 'broadly compliant'. Catch up on all the headlines

Ed Sheeran has reportedly penned a song about his Irish nan. The highly anticipated song will appear on his new album, which is set to be released this Christmas.

VIRAL

Twitter users have been creating some fun for themselves with Joe Biden memes.

VIDEO - OUR CHOICE

Derelict sites must be tackled and some medieval laneways should be opened up to improve pedestrian access as part of a multi-agency strategy to rejuvenate one of Cork’s most historic streets.

TECHNOW

GAMINGWatch Dogs 2 is out, and the celebrations are continuing with a live action trailer.

MOVIES/TV: The French Film Festival 2016 is about to arrive at the IFI Dublin, bringing 23 premieres to the city from the 16th to the 27th of November.

TECHOn the 7th of November 2016, a massive sinkhole swallowed an entire road in the Japanese town of Fukuoka, with five lanes disappearing in seconds. Now you can see how much effort went into that repair job with a stunning timelapse video.

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Cork’s redeveloped Páirc Uí Chaoimh stadium will be finished next June and available, if required, to host the Munster football and hurling finals as its first major fixtures, officials said today.


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