Evening briefing: Report recommends majority of people will not pay for water. Catch up on all the headlines

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

IRELAND

A new report by the expert commission looking at the future funding of water has recommended that the vast majority of people will not pay for water.

Gardaí are investigating an alleged sexual assault last Thursday at University College Dublin.

A homeless campsite has appeared on the outskirts of Limerick city as the city council revealed there are 57 children homeless, while more than 4,000 people on the local authority's housing waiting list.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called on Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams to clarify who gave him the names of four senior provisional IRA members who may have been involved in the 1983 murder of prison officer Brian Stack.

WORLD 

A plane with a Brazilian first division football team on board has crashed in Colombia while on its way to the finals of a regional tournament, killing 76 people.

Donald Trump says that anyone who burns an American flag should face unspecified "consequences", such as jail or a loss of citizenship.

Thailand’s parliament has named the country’s new king, following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in October.

A 31-year-old man has been shot and injured by police in Hull in England.

SPORT

Evening briefing: Report recommends majority of people will not pay for water. Catch up on all the headlines

Copa Sudamericana finalists Atletico Nacional have requested that organisers CONMEBOL award the title to Chapecoense.

Convicted paedophile Barry Bennell and the allegations of child sexual abuse made against him by footballers while he was coaching them will have put sporting hierarchies on this island on red alert as much as it has their UK counterparts, writes Peter McNamara.

Injuries mean a much-changed Liverpool side will take to the field against Leeds in the EFL Cup quarter-final.

Australia's top stars insist Michael Cheika will reserve all his fury for his misfiring Wallabies - not England boss Eddie Jones.

OPINION

President Higgins revealed his own prejudices in speaking on behalf of the Irish people, and succumbed to the prefectly crafted image projected by the dictator.

BUSINESS

New CSO figures suggest the Brexit-driven sterling slump is finally affecting the pace of growth in retail sales here, as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) think tank trimmed its outlook for the Irish economy.

LIFESTYLE

Evening briefing: Report recommends majority of people will not pay for water. Catch up on all the headlines
 

As Ryan Tubridy gets ready for his eighth Late Late Toy Show, he’s as enthusiastic as ever about a night that really is all about the children.

SHOWBIZ

Looking for something to do tomorrow? Well, there's a major new genre movie being made in Dublin right now starring Ellen Page, and it needs your help. Sure what else would you be doing?

VIRAL

Dragons’ Den businessman Barry O’Sullivan is selling a dream home on the Aran Islands and donating the proceeds to help families escape homelessness.

Here's a great quiz to put your general knowledge to the test.

VIDEO - OUR CHOICE

News that Pope Francis will travel to Ireland in August 2018 is leading to inevitable speculation as to where he will visit. Little wonder when you watch this stunning drone footage captured Eoin O'Hagan, the owner and creator of the Clare tourism site www.clarevirtually.ie, that there are growing calls for Pope Francis to make Inis Cealtra, aka the Holy Island on Lough Derg, a stop on his visit.

TECHNOW

GAMING: It’s been ten years but at last the newest installation in the Final Fantasy series is finally here as Final Fantasy XV drops today..

MOVIES/TV: Passengers is an epic sci-fi romance for this Christmas, and it features a mega cast in Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt.

TECH: It hasn’t been the best year for Samsung, but they seem to be looking for an explosive start to 2017 if rumours of their flagship Galaxy S8 are to be believed.

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