EVENING BULLETIN: Catch up on what made headlines today

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IRELAND: The Taoiseach has warned of a possible return to cross border criminality and even armed conflict if Brexit negotiations fail to take Ireland's unique position into account.

IRELAND: Two Irish men have been arrested by police in the Netherlands, including a member of the Kinahan crime gang.

IRELAND: Activists who allege a British undercover police officer operated in Ireland have branded a Garda inquiry into his activity a whitewash.

WORLD: French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon has said he will not withdraw from the race amid a row over his Welsh-born wife Penelope's well-paid job as his assistant.

WORLD: Germany will seek common ground "wherever possible" with US president Donald Trump's administration, Chancellor Angela Merkel said, despite differences over his recent travel ban.

WORLD: A fare-dodging thug who launched a brutal attack on a train ticket inspector has been jailed for 15 weeks.

SPORT: The cloud that enveloped Ireland at Murrayfield over the weekend produced a belated silver lining today with the news that Joe Schmidt’s squad had at least returned from Scotland more or less physically unscathed.

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LIFESTYLE: Finding it difficult to keep the spark alive with your long-term partner? Here’s 8 ways to fan the flame of passion this Valentine’s Day.

VIRAL: We’ve had the Super Bowl – now it’s the Puppy Bowl. The pups involved even have a stadium, complete with advert boards and a crowd of spectators.

VIDEO: Cobh is being plagued by bad weather today, where an empty gas tanker left Cork Harbour after its anchor got stuck in a sandbank.



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