Evening briefing: Two young children in house at time of Dublin shooting. Catch up on all the headlines

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

IRELAND

The two young children of a man shot in West Dublin last night were in the house at the time of the shooting.

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has told the Cabinet that Bus Éireann is "at a crisis point" and could be insolvent within two years.

Labour has called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to apologise on behalf of the State to gay and lesbian people who were jailed and criminalised in Ireland under "chilling" laws before 1993.

A married couple who describe themselves as a bishop and vicar are bringing religious devotion to new heights after they transformed their rented apartment into a church, according to Cork's Evening Echo.

WORLD 

Chancellor Angela Merkel has won a new two-year term as leader of Germany's main conservative party after stressing her determination to prevent a repeat of last year's huge migrant influx.

US President-elect Donald Trump has signalled that he may cancel a new Air Force One being built by Boeing because the costs are "out of control".

The European Union's lead Brexit official has urged the UK to "keep calm and negotiate" as he set out an 18-month deadline for talks on a deal.

Heartbreaking reports have emerged of the last moments of some of the victims of the Oakland warehouse fire.

SPORT

Evening briefing: Two young children in house at time of Dublin shooting. Catch up on all the headlines

Leicester Tigers will be without England tighthead prop Dan Cole when they travel to Thomond Park to play Munster in the Champions Cup.

Colin Montgomerie has backed Thomas Bjorn to be a success as Europe's Ryder Cup captain, saying the Dane was "the obvious choice".

Mercedes are considering Fernando Alonso as a replacement for retiring world champion Nico Rosberg.

Bristol have announced the signing of Ireland international lock Dan Tuohy.

OPINION

Where domestic violence is happening there is a huge risk of irreparable damage to children, writes Fergus Finlay

Paddy Connolly highlights how Ireland has not ratified the UN convention on rights of people with disabilities, and fails to plan how it will provide for vulnerable people in the future.

BUSINESS

Penney's have opened a massive brand new store in Dublin's Liffey Valley shopping centre.

Ireland’s largest hotel group, Dalata is to take over operations at Dublin's former Burlingtonm Hotel in Ballsbridge.

LIFESTYLE

Evening briefing: Two young children in house at time of Dublin shooting. Catch up on all the headlines

Other Voices celebrated the current richness of the Irish music scene.

SHOWBIZ

Evening briefing: Two young children in house at time of Dublin shooting. Catch up on all the headlines

TV3 have today announced that they will be launching a new-look third channel which will replace UTV Ireland in January.

VIRAL

2016 may have brought a lot of surprises with it but many of the oddities of the year have actually been predicted before.

US vice president Joe Biden – one half of the most beautiful bromance in politics – has hinted massively that he might follow in Barack Obama’s footsteps (and Donald Trump’s) and run for president in 2020.

VIDEO - OUR CHOICE

It's all smiles in the Keating household today as Storm Keating reveals why she passed on the mulled wine at this year's Christmas Markets.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Apparently Members of parliament in Russia want to ban Fifa unless the game is changed. The issue seems to be that the Russians aren’t happy about the free downloadable feature which allows players to play in a rainbow flag jersey for the Fifa Ultimate Team feature in the game.

MOVIES/TV: We are so glad to see that Transformers is coming back, there is such a rich tapestry of story left to delve into, so many questions left to answer.

TECH: The internet provider Eir have asked all of their customers to reset their modems as the chips in their box’ could be at risk of being access by malware.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Should the day arrive when attendance at third-level is not quite so easily predicted based on which school a student went to, it may be easier to say with confidence that all children are educated equally in Ireland.


Lifestyle

It won’t come as news to mothers-to-be that they are not eating for two, as the old saying goes, but the number of extra calories needed may come as a surprise. And it’s much fewer than you might think.Eating for two: It's quality not quantity of food that matters during pregnancy

No. It is such a small word, yet at times, something many of us find difficult to utter. The inability to say no to work, friends or family can cause so much stress in our lived lives.Learning Points: Just say no, there’s power in that little word

Fiona Kelleher has set some of the works of Múscraí poets Seán Ó Riordáin and Séamus Ó Céilleachair to music, writes Pet O'ConnellPoetry and music combine in reimagining of works of Seán Ó Riordáin and Séamus Ó Céilleachair

I fear I might be getting to that stage with my daughter Joan, who is 8, whereby I am the needy one! I fear I might be getting to that stage with my daughter Joan, who is 8, whereby I am the needy one!Mum's the word: I’m the needy one... I get the kiss off from my own daughter!

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