Evening briefing: Gardaí are seeking the public's help in locating a missing teenager. Catch up on all the headlines

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

IRELAND

Gardaí are seeking the public's help in locating a teenager who has been missing since yesterday.

A mother who lost her son to a drunk driver in Castlemartyr, Co.Cork in 2009 has urged road users to think twice before they consider getting behind the wheel of a car while under the influence, reports Robert McNamara.

Hospital Emergency Departments could be facing further disruption in the new year - by support staff.

The Justice Minister says Gardai have set up a working group to look at why half of speeding motorists dodged a recent court appearance.

A Limerick youth has been arrested for driving a scrambler bike on a footpath on St Stephen's Day.

The death has been announced of poet, novelist, biographer and cultural activist Anthony Cronin.

WORLD 

Evening briefing: Gardaí are seeking the public's help in locating a missing teenager. Catch up on all the headlines

US president-elect Donald Trump has accused Barack Obama of creating "inflammatory" roadblocks during the transition of power in America.

The US President says the visit by Japan's Prime Minister to the site of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor shows the power of reconciliation.

A senior member of the Israeli government has called US secretary of state John Kerry's planned Middle East policy speech a "pathetic move", heightening tensions between the two close allies as the Obama administration prepares to leave office.

German authorities say more than 54,000 migrants, including failed asylum-seekers, have received approval for government funding to return to their homeland this year, paving the way for a significant increase in voluntary departures.

The president of top Japanese advertising company Dentsu will step down following the apparent suicide of a worker who had clocked massive overtime.

SPORT

Evening briefing: Gardaí are seeking the public's help in locating a missing teenager. Catch up on all the headlines

It has been reported that the organisers behind the China Super League want to persuade Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg to work for them.

Bradley Wiggins has announced his retirement from cycling, ending a career that saw him win a British record eight Olympic medals as well as the country's first Tour de France title.

Swansea are searching for a new manager after sacking Bob Bradley on Tuesday.

His replacement has a number of issues to tackle and we take a look at five key ones.

We’d like to present this clip of Atalanta forward Alejandro Gomez, playing football on the beach with his son. And getting a bit carried away.

OPINION

The architecture of commemoration in 2016 was the State’s, but many of the ideas were bought-in, writes Gerard Howlin.

Inequality is part of progress, as incomes rise at different rates, but we all benefit from cheap goods and 1bn people have been freed from poverty, says Angus Deaton.

BUSINESS

Lloyds Banking Group is reportedly planning to set up a subsidiary in Europe to maintain access to the EU's single market after Brexit.

Shoppers spent roughly €30m less in Dublin this Christmas.

LIFESTYLE

Evening briefing: Gardaí are seeking the public's help in locating a missing teenager. Catch up on all the headlines

Mary Minihane gave up meat over 40 years ago and believes her health is due to a simple diet of fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and greens she tells Margaret Jennings.

SHOWBIZ

Books by Carrie Fisher have shot to the top of the bestseller list hours after her death on Tuesday.

VIRAL

A stranger who paid a stressed mother's bill when her card got declined will restore your faith in humanity.

VIDEO - OUR CHOICE

In many ways 2016 has been a year of loss but the imprint these individuals made on the world will not be forgotten.

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TECHNOW

GAMING: The Steam Sale is here- and there are loads of deals to be found!

MOVIES/TV: A Monster Calls is in cinemas in Ireland on the 1st of January 2017 and it's out in America right now. That puts it firmly in Christmas territory, where it might not seem like the obvious choice.

TECH: Disney is set to start producing short shows which will exclusively appear on Snapcat for a 24 hour period.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Newport’s long wait for another Tipp intermediate title and a return to senior ranks was ended by loyalty and community, writes Larry Ryan.


Lifestyle

A new initiative honours teachers who have inspired their pupils, says Rowena Walsh.Why inspirational teachers stay with you for life

IT’S that time of year again as artists, canvases in tow, start to crisscross county borders across Munster and beyond.Art events to put Christmas gift-hunting in the frame

Hannah Stephenson reveals the benefits of swapping garden walls and fences for hedges.Pushing the boundaries with hedges over garden walls

Hannah Stephenson shows you how to create an advent calendar to complete your gardening to-do list.It’s countdown time to Christmas

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