Morning briefing: Gardaí probe Kinahan link to gun murder. Catch up on all the headlines

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

IRELAND

Gardaí are investigating if the Kinahan crime cartel is behind the murder of a 62-year-old man in West Dublin yesterday.

Cabinet ministers have reacted with fury over HSE delays in publishing reports into the ‘Grace’ sex abuse scandal in a Waterford foster home.

Met Éireann has warned the public to expect winds of up to 120km/h today.

You better watch out Santa... the taxman is coming to town and he’ll know if you’ve been naughty or nice.

WORLD

As a manhunt continues for the main suspect in the Berlin lorry attack, a video has emerged showing the moment it ploughed into a Christmas market.

Two Kosovo-born brothers have been detained on suspicion that they were planning an attack on a shopping mall in western Germany.

Police in Australia have detained five suspects who were allegedly planning a series of Christmas Day bomb attacks in the heart of the country's second largest city.

Two men say they were removed from a JetBlue flight after one "expressed displeasure" about flying with Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner.

SPORT

Morning briefing: Gardaí probe Kinahan link to gun murder. Catch up on all the headlines

Conor Murray has spoken of the profound impact the sudden death of Anthony Foley has had on him and the entire Munster squad.

Bríd McNamara, who stepped down as public relations officer of Clare camogie at the board AGM on December 5, has revealed that she was the subject of abusive and explicit text messages during her time in the post.

With the restructuring of the League of Ireland, it has suddenly become easier to fall out of the Premier Division and harder to get into it.

John Buckingham, who steered 100-1 shot Foinavon to a sensational victory in the 1967 Grand National, has died at the age of 76.

OPINION

The murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier proves the rights of a victim and their family are secondary in our justice system, writes Michael Sheridan. 

BUSINESS

Eir says it will invest €200m in the next two years to equip 300,000 rural homes with broadband, irrespective of whether it wins the contract to be the Government-subsidised National Broadband Plan provider next year.

Congestion is the biggest reason why LaGuardia Airport in New York is regularly rated the worst in America: Neither planes nor people move in an efficient manner through a facility designed for far, far less traffic.

LIFESTYLE

Morning briefing: Gardaí probe Kinahan link to gun murder. Catch up on all the headlines

It’s hard being away from home at Christmas, yet Marjorie Brennan finds international students here are far from homesick

SHOWBIZ

A court in Argentina has indicted pop star Justin Bieber for allegedly sending his bodyguards to beat up a photographer in Buenos Aires three years ago.

EXAMVIRAL

Cooking a Christmas dinner is one of the toughest tasks any budding chef will ever face – so it’s a good idea to approach the kitchen well prepared.

When this class pitched in to buy their psychology teacher a pair of Vans for Christmas, he was so touched by their gesture, it left him near tears.

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In the first of our most-read series of 2016, Breda Graham highlights the most read stories in our showbiz and entertainments section.

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TECH: Snapchat is growing and growing, with a huge 2016 that's set to run into the company going public in the near future.

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The murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier proves the rights of a victim and their family are secondary in our justice system, writes Michael Sheridan. 


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