Evening briefing: Review identifies 'serious concerns' relating to surgeries at Galway hospitals. Catch up on all the headlines

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


Galway University Hospitals have today reassured the public in relation to spinal or other orthopaedic services following a review of the work carried out by a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at two hospitals in the group.

The International Olympic Committee has revealed that it will not pay the bond that the former President of Olympic Council of Ireland Pat Hickey is required to produce as a condition of being allowed leave Brazil.

The President of The National Party said today that there should be a temporary ban on Muslims entering the country.

An Irish bride-to-be who died on her way home from South Africa has been remembered as "bright and bubbly".

Met Éireann is warning of severe frost tonight as the freezing conditions continue.


Evening briefing: Review identifies 'serious concerns' relating to surgeries at Galway hospitals. Catch up on all the headlines

US president Barack Obama has joined European leaders to discuss security and economic challenges as President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office.

A paedophile who targeted two teenage boys on online computer game Minecraft is facing jail after admitting a string of child sex offences.

A voluntary group that prepared the body of a 14-year-old girl for cryonic preservation has said her wishes would not have been granted without the group's help.

Both the Scottish and Welsh Governments are to be allowed to intervene in a court battle over how the Brexit process should be formally triggered, the Supreme Court has announced.


Evening briefing: Review identifies 'serious concerns' relating to surgeries at Galway hospitals. Catch up on all the headlines

A date has been set to play the postponed Champions Cup fixture between Munster Rugby and Racing 92 in Paris, with all parties agreeing for it to be played on Saturday, January 7 2017.

Ireland claimed a historic victory against the All Blacks in Chicago two weeks ago and now all eyes are turning to Saturday’s rematch in the Aviva Stadium. And as anticipation builds, Aer Lingus and Air New Zealand are getting in the competitive spirit.

Given that Ireland versus New Zealand is the topic on everyone’s mind right now, who better to show off new game rugby golf than Ronan O’Gara and Dan Carter.

Back in 1924 the biggest sporting event organised across the world in that year was staged in Ireland. This event — the Tailteann Games — was bigger even than that year’s Paris Olympic Games.


Being a feminist right now feels foolish and pointless.  It is not what we would want for our daughters, writes Alison O’Connor

34 days ago rugby was shocked by the tragic death of Anthony Foley. But on November 18, one year ago, we were waking to news of the loss of Jonah Lomu.  On that occasion an Irish Examiner front page resonated around the world and played a major role in the fundraising effort for Lomu’s family.  Today, with the All Blacks back in Dublin, our former Editor, Tim Vaughan, tells, for the first time,  the story of the fallen fern


Britain faces paying nearly an extra £850 million into European Union coffers if it remains part of the single market, campaigners have claimed.

Ireland can increase tourist numbers by  50% to 12 million in the next five years,  but only if the offering is dramatically improved, says Ryanair’s marketing guru Kenny Jacobs.


Evening briefing: Review identifies 'serious concerns' relating to surgeries at Galway hospitals. Catch up on all the headlines

They were always known for being cute but lately the people of Cork are getting crafty.   Jillian Naughton looks at the growing trend of making it yourself.


RTÉ’s new Strictly Come Dancing show is a mere month away and up to now we’ve heard very little about the line-up. But what we do know is who is hosting the show and why they were chosen - it’s all here in today’s showbiz catch-up.


Men have been sharing some of the things that girlfriends, fiancés, wives and ex’s have gotten mad about and to be frank, it is hilarious.

Three tiny baby kittens have been fostered by a pug dog called Peppa.


A grassroots organisation that helps Cork’s homeless has released a charity single to raise funds for a purpose-built bus which will provide shower and sleeping facilities for those without shelter.


GAMING: Dishonored 2 is pretty much a triumph of design.

MOVIES/TV: There's a pretty major cameo in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

TECH: The Huawei Snapys 2016 were all about celebrating the best from the Irish Instagram community, and they did so in fine fashion with a glitzy awards show at the Mansion House in Dublin last night.


Once history has been made, can you be as hungry again?, asks Ronan O’Gara


Cross rope bridges strung across the Atlantic or visit reimagining of time gone by; whatever you fancy doing, you’ll find it in Ulster.Staycations 2020: Take your pick from these great things to do in Ulster

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A routine smear test picked up Eileen Rushe's cancer when she was in her early 30s. It was a long road to recovery, says Arlene Harris.In check: Why every woman must get a cervical screening test

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