Evening briefing: Man used dog collar while sexually abusing step-daughter. Catch up on all the headlines

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


A motorcyclist, clocked by Gardai traveling at 218km per hour, has received a fine, after admitting a charge of driving carelessly.

The Court of Appeal has reserved judgement in former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter’s application to have parts of the Guerin report deleted.

A woman whose stepfather put a dog lead around her neck and sexually assaulted her as a child has condemned him for betraying her love and trust in him.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been branded a “disgrace” in the Dail today over poor standards of care in Galway Hospital.

Sinn Féin is accusing the Government and Fianna Fail of trying to stitch up the Oireachtas committee on water charges.

Gardai in Kildare say the teenager who was seriously assaulted on Sunday evening in Maynooth may have been attacked by someone who had been on the bus with her.

An international conference has heard a proposal for a Basic Income of €150 a week for everyone of working age in Ireland to resolve welfare and work challenges in the country.


Evening briefing: Man used dog collar while sexually abusing step-daughter. Catch up on all the headlines

Donald Trump wants to help Hillary Clinton "heal" and will not pursue a probe of her private email server, according to a senior adviser to the president-elect.

Two masked thieves have stopped a car carrying two tourists in Paris, sprayed them with tear gas and stolen belongings worth as much as €5m.

A mother who tried to win compensation by pretending she got injured in the Paris terror attacks has been jailed for a year, according to reports.

Thailand's military government has approved a one-time payout for low-income people in an effort to stimulate the country's weak economy.


Evening briefing: Man used dog collar while sexually abusing step-daughter. Catch up on all the headlines

Paddy Stapleton has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling with Tipperary this afternoon.

Ireland will give CJ Stander, Rob Kearney and Simon Zebo every chance to prove their fitness for Saturday's Test clash with Australia.

Jockey Chris Meehan admitted he was "heartbroken" after breaking his leg again in a trampoline accident.

26 Irish athletes will travel to Austria next year for the Special Olympics World Winter Games.


For generations, disability in Ireland has been seen as the remit of charity, but people with disabilities have begun to rebel against this idea, writes Fergus Finlay.

The Garda Commissioner’s use of her private email account has highlighted the issue of cyber security. Acclaimed author and investigative journalist Luke Harding tells Joyce Fegan why he certainly does not consider email to be private messaging.


Ikea isn’t solely known for kitchen tables and meatballs, because now the Swedish company is making a strides in the world of retail tech.

The EU is planning to introduce new rules for foreign banks in a move which could add to financial firms' Brexit worries.


Evening briefing: Man used dog collar while sexually abusing step-daughter. Catch up on all the headlines

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) issued advice to motorists on getting ready for bad weather as far back as September but an unusually mild autumn made it easy to put the suggestions on the long finger, writes Grainne McGuinness


Great British Bake Off star Candice Brown unsuccessfully applied for the show twice before landing a place in the tent and going on to win.


Ross Smith took his granny to the pet shop for the first time and the video is hilarious.

It's been nearly seven years since we first saw an unidentified man slipping on ice on RTÉ news. Now thanks to an incredible amount of investigation by the Fupin' Eejits we can reveal new footage that was hidden away from the world.


A new €8m flood defence scheme for a Cork satellite town will be adaptable to meet climate change, it has been claimed.


GAMINGThe new MacBook Pro is a slick and sleek laptop with a lot of processing power and it also comes with a secondary touch bar underneath the main screen that changes depending on what you're doing.

MOVIES/TVAlarmingly, it has been almost seven years since James Cameron took us to the incredible planet of Pandora for Avatar and while we not-so-patiently await his long planned series of sequels other plans are afoot.

TECHApple isn't big on admitting when it's made a mistake but it seems this one was too big to ignore.


A man who lost his wife and daughter when they drowned after being pushed into a flooded dyke by another motorist recalled how he listened to Bob Dylan’s ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ and thought how it reflected the tragedy of road deaths.


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