EVENING BULLETIN: Catch up on what made the headlines today

Here's your evening update.

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IRELAND: The Independence Alliance considered pulling out of Government over the way in which the Taoiseach and other Government Ministers have handled the Maurice McCabe scandal.

IRELAND: Both of Fine Gael's leadership contenders - Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar and Minister for Housing Simon Coveney - have both told Fine Gael TDs to be on an election footing.

IRELAND: Mr Varadkar believes Sergeant Maurice McCabe is owed a “full and unequivocal apology” from Government over his maltreatment by agencies of the State.

WORLD: President Donald Trump has asked Israel's prime minister to "hold off" on building Jewish settlements in land the Palestinians claim for their future state, yet held back from explicitly endorsing support for a future independent Palestine.

WORLD: Mr Trump has criticised intelligence officials and the media over what he called "very, very unfair" treatment of his ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn and for "illegally leaked" information about reported contacts between his campaign advisers and Russian officials.

SPORT: Dave Kilcoyne has leapt to the defence of a Munster teammate and the provinces fans, with outspoken journalist Paul Kimmage the target for his annoyance.

SPORT: A minor football match played between Cavan Gaels and Crosserlough last weekend is under investigation by Gardaí.

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SHOWBIZ: JK Rowling and Piers Morgan have seemingly reached the end of their Twitter war over politics and how “rubbish” Harry Potter is.

VIRAL: First Dates Ireland has been celebrating a fine achievement. For Gary and Aine, who met on the second episode of this season, the search is over as they have decided to make their relationship Facebook official.

VIRAL: If you've ever thought about squeezing yourself into a tight one-piece to look slim in something else that's tight, check out these viral pics first.


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