Evening briefing: Man shot in Cork city. Catch up on all the headlines

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

IRELAND

There are reports that a man has been shot in Blackpool in Cork city. One man in his 30s has been removed from the scene on the Old Commons Road by ambulance. It is reported he was seriously injured.

The trainer of champion greyhound Clares Rocket - who was dramatically found alive and well after been kidnapped and held for a ransom - broke down in tears of joy after he was reunited with the dog, and declared: "It's like winning the Derby again."

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has accused the maker of a life-saving cystic fibrosis drug of "ripping off the taxpayer" amid growing concern over the "excessive" price tag it is demanding.

An Offaly GP on trial for the alleged manslaughter of her severely disabled daughter has told her trial about the morning she passed away.

WORLD 

Italian premier Matteo Renzi has said he will resign now that parliament has completed approval of the 2017 national budget.

BBC editors say they will "defend ourselves vigorously" after being sued by Cliff Richard over reports naming him as a suspected sex offender.

A government official in Pakistan says there are unlikely to be any survivors following a plane crash in the northern part of the country.

United Nations prosecutors have demanded a life sentence for General Ratko Mladic, telling judges they should convict and imprison the former Bosnian Serb military chief for orchestrating atrocities throughout Bosnia's 1992-95 war.

SPORT

Evening briefing: Man shot in Cork city. Catch up on all the headlines

Connacht coach Pat Lam said that a series of recent incidents, including the sudden death of Munster coach Anthony Foley and heart surgery by his own father back in New Zealand, were the key factors in him deciding to leave the Sportsground a year early and take up a lucrative offer from Bristol.

Former Tipperary hurler Mick Roche has died, aged 73. The legendary centre-back won three All-Ireland titles with Tipperary during an inter-county playing career that stretched from 1964 to 1973.

UEFA has started disciplinary proceedings against Celtic for the behaviour of their supporters during Tuesday's Champions League game at Manchester City.

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny feels his side have no other option but to go into their crunch Europa League Group D showdown against Maccabi Tel-Aviv with the mentality of it being a "win-or-nothing game".

OPINION

As TK Whitaker celebrates his 100th birthday this week, Ryle Dwyer examines his phenomenal contribution to Irish life and politics

The gap between 1979 when Pope John Paul visited Ireland and 2018 is much more than 40 years. It’s unquantifiable— a tsunami that defies description, says Fr Brendan Hoban

BUSINESS

Hairy Baby went from strength to strength in 2016 after recording a significant increase in export sales since the start of the Christmas season.

The Huffington Post has appointed New York Times editor Lydia Polgreen to succeed founder Ariana Huffington as its editor-in-chief.

LIFESTYLE

Evening briefing: Man shot in Cork city. Catch up on all the headlines

Oliver Stone’s new film aims to show the human side of CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden, writes Helen Barlow

SHOWBIZ

Evening briefing: Man shot in Cork city. Catch up on all the headlines

Limerick actress Ruth Negga exploded onto our screens back in 2010, playing Rosie in a little series called Love/Hate. Since then the Limerick native has been rubbing shoulders with the big names in Hollywood. And if that’s not enough, today she does us proud by landing the cover of Vogue's January issue.

VIRAL

A male cat found himself in a spot of bother recently when he was found by the Galway SPCA with a tin on his head. The cat, who is now called ’Tinhead’ will be up for adoption as soon as he is recovered from his traumatic experience.

It was a close call for a biker who got caught up in an unfortunate incident in China recently.

VIDEO - OUR CHOICE

"If you’re not a Bill Murray fan already, you will be soon." The words of Noah Wible who was delighted to give his grandmother a great day out for her birthday recently and posted about it on Facebook.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Today has been a big day in news for Pokemon Go, with earlier leaked reports about a branding deals with Starbucks and Sprint in the USA.

MOVIES/TV: We have been waiting for a very very long time for Spider-Man to be done right in live action. In even better news we might be getting another trailer tomorrow.

TECH: Apple came under intense ire of the public after they announced that they would be removing the headphone jack from the Iphone 7. Well it looks like Samsung is set to follow them down the beaten path.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Two of the three men killed in a two-car collision in Co Waterford last Sunday have been named locally as Eamon Dixon and Michael Tobin.


Lifestyle

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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