Morning briefing: Leonard Cohen dies aged 82. Catch up on all the headlines

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


Former justice minister Alan Shatter has launched a blistering attack on his former party and government colleague Taoiseach Enda Kenny, for “ignoring concerns” over the report which forced his resignation from Cabinet.

One of Donald Trump’s top advisers has warned a “flood of companies” will leave Ireland under the president-elect’s planned new tax regime. Donald Trump's senior economic advisor Stephen Moore has warned they will drop their corporate tax rate to compete with us.

The prospect of gardaí accepting the Labour Court deal was dealt a blow yesterday after the executive body of the Garda Representative Association was unable to recommend it.

Plans to launch Ireland’s first doctor-led helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) by next spring have been unveiled.

RTÉ has received more than 640 complaints over controversial columnist Katie Hopkins’s planned appearance on The Late Late Show tonight.


Renowned singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen, who penned the haunting classic Hallelujah, has died aged 82.

Morning briefing: Leonard Cohen dies aged 82. Catch up on all the headlines

Demonstrations against Donald Trump continued in cities across the US as the president-elect accused those taking part of being "professional protesters".

Get all the latest on the US Election HERE.

A British ship has intercepted €46m worth of cocaine after a dramatic chase in the Caribbean.


Morning briefing: Leonard Cohen dies aged 82. Catch up on all the headlines

New location, same old Conor McGregor. The self-anointed king of combat sports hit New York City last night with all of the trademark ferocity and farce we have come to expect, turning the final pre-fight press conference for UFC 205 into an off-Broadway pantomime.

In Ireland’s hour of need, Kevin Doyle is willing and able to help solve their striker crisis tomorrow night when a goal in Vienna might be badly needed.

Almost a year on and Anthony Cunningham admits he is in a good placeBusiness Development Manager at Athlone IT’s Software Research Institute, Cunningham is also in partnership with Kilkenny hurler Michael Fennelly.

Billy Holland chuckles when it’s put to him his first senior Ireland cap, against Canada tomorrow, is a reward for patience.


The Guerin report essentially led to the downfall of Alan Shatter. He has never accepted the report and was yesterday backed by the Court of Appeal, writes Michael Clifford.

In the space of a short few months we have had the double blow of Trump and Brexit, writes Alison O’Connor.


Sterling gained ground against the dollar and the euro, as markets continued to sift through the potential implications of Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the US presidential election.

Publicly-quoted investment fund Hibernia REIT said it is well-positioned to benefit from any Brexit upside — in the form of UK-based companies looking to relocate to Dublin — and is adequately funded to take advantage of property acquisition opportunities.


Morning briefing: Leonard Cohen dies aged 82. Catch up on all the headlines

Hollywood has been obsessed with something being out there for decades. ‘Arrival’ is the latest example, writes Declan Burke.


Jeremy Clarkson has said his new motoring show The Grand Tour will be like an “adolescent” version of Top Gear.


Now that Donald Trump is America’s next President, he won’t be needing his plane since he’ll have Air Force One to play with. Anyway, that’s what one wily Dub was thinking when they posted Trump’s plane up on Done Deal for sale at the princely sum of €100.


This new video from Foil, Arms and Hog will be familiar to anybody who’s new to cooking.


GAMINGWatch Dogs 2 is out next week, and the launch trailer is going big on action and the threat of the information world.

MOVIES/TVLuc Besson has had plenty of hits including Leon and The Fifth Element but the 21st century had marked a pretty dry spell for the filmmaker, apart from those naff Arthur and the Invisibles animated flicks.

TECHChinese company OnePlus has managed to create a range of handsets with high performance and pretty low price tags, and all under the noses of the biggest smartphone manufacturers on the planet


A gut feeling may have validity. A new study suggests that a particular strain of a probiotic or good bacteria — which could be taken like a vitamin pill — eases stress.


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