Evening briefing: 'Hard-pressed' landlords threaten to impose new charges. Catch up on all the headlines

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


Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has been urged to increase garda numbers in Cork city due to fears the recent shooting of a senior Real IRA member will set off a series of "tat-for-tat" killings in the city.

Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin TD has urged the public to sign the campaigning group Uplift’s petition to support the Home Sweet Home campaign.

A group of up to 5,000 landlords say they will pull out of a State rent scheme and introduce a raft of new charges for tenants.

The Offaly GP, Bernadette Scully, has used her post-verdict statement to highlight the absence of services for people with disabilities and to urge those in danger of self harming to reach out for help.

The Irish Navy ship, LÉ Samuel Beckett, has arrived back in Ireland just in time for Christmas.


Evening briefing: 'Hard-pressed' landlords threaten to impose new charges. Catch up on all the headlines

Russia says that all women and children have been taken out of eastern Aleppo and that a final sweep by the Syrian military is under way to clear out the last remaining rebels in the city.

The implication Russia interfered through hacking to affect the result of the US presidential election sounds more like something from House Of Cards than real life. But hey, it’s 2016 and the big news just keeps getting bigger – here’s all you need to know about it.

French police are investigating a fire that broke out in a migrant workers' centre near Paris that left one person dead, several injured and forced the evacuation of 300 people.

Two men who ran an escort agency in England which employed young girls from troubled backgrounds as child prostitutes have been jailed.


Evening briefing: 'Hard-pressed' landlords threaten to impose new charges. Catch up on all the headlines

Sailor Annalise Murphy has been named the Irish Times Sportswoman of the year for 2016.

Conor McGregor has elevated MMA to new heights and become a household name through captivating fights and an entertaining mouth. The clip below, which is a mishmash of different interviews with McGregor and only really gets interesting around 1:52, provides a great insight into the Irishman.

Jurgen Klopp has never been to Goodison Park before but the Liverpool manager is dreaming of landing a knockout blow in the Merseyside derby after a late-night viewing of the latest Rocky film.

Jose Mourinho says Zlatan Ibrahimovic's "phenomenal" impact has made the veteran Manchester United striker undroppable.


There is a long history of the CIA briefing presidents-elect on foreign policy. Donald Trump has rebuffed the agency’s advice. Tim Weiner asks why.

The uncertainty of administrational transition is greater in the Trump era and while it is not time to hit the bunker just yet, it wouldn’t hurt to have one nearby, writes Carl Bildt


rish retailer Musgrave is to begin exporting SuperValu own brand products to China.

New figures show residential property prices rose nationally by 7.1% in the year to October.


Evening briefing: 'Hard-pressed' landlords threaten to impose new charges. Catch up on all the headlines

Some of music’s finest have died this year, but there has still been a fine array of records on release. Ed Power picks his favourites.


Evening briefing: 'Hard-pressed' landlords threaten to impose new charges. Catch up on all the headlines

These new photos of Jedward are freaking everybody out. Yes, you read that right - we are talking Jedward.

It's December so you all may be heading out tonight for some festive cheer. However, if you're staying in and saving yourself for the coming week you'll be happy to know that the chat show line-up is worth buy some new fluffy socks for. As always it’s Graham Norton V The Late Late Show.


An Irish postman achieved the impossible delivering a Christmas card addressed to “Ya know yer wan” to its rightful recipient.

A touching letter that a child wrote to their father who died has been shared on social media after it was found attached to a balloon.


Christmas is a time for family - and people are always thrilled to return home and spend the festive season with their nearest and dearest. We sent videographer Denis Minihane to Cork Airport to speak to some of those who have been lucky enough to come home for Christmas.


GAMING: It’s hard to believe that a video games company could last 30 years given the nature of the business. So Ubisoft have every right to celebrate.

MOVIES/TV: Margot Robbie is set to play Tanya Harding, a disgraced olympic figure skater, in her biopic.

TECH: Sony has announced that its platinum wireless PS4 headset will come out on January 17th 2017.


Desire. Intensity. Great players, great teams change the order, they go out and make things happen. They don’t wait for others to do it for them, writes Ronan O’Gara


Kate Tempest’s Vicar Street show began with the mother of all selfie moments. The 33 year-old poet and rapper disapproves of mid-concert photography and instructed the audience to get their snap-happy impulses out of the way at the outset. What was to follow would, she promised, be intense. We should give ourselves to the here and now and leave our phones in our pockets.Kate Tempest dives deep and dark in Dublin gig

Des O'Sullivan examines the lots up for auction in Bray.A Week in Antiques: Dirty tricks and past political campaigns

Following South Africa’s deserved Rugby World Cup victory I felt it was about time that I featured some of their wines.Wine with Leslie Williams

All your food news.The Menu: Food news with Joe McNamee

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