Your Tuesday evening catch-up

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

Your Tuesday evening catch-up


Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams will not be prosecuted in connection with the IRA murder of Belfast mother-of-10 Jean McConville. Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service (PPS) said Mr Adams and six others, among them Sinn Fein’s northern chairman Bobby Storey, will not face charges.

New claims have emerged about how one Nama developer was approached about the possibility of buying his loans back from an investment fund, months before they were sold by Nama. The claims were made by independent TD Mick Wallace in the Dáil this afternoon.

The Cabinet has signed off on a plan for so-called "posh prefabs" to ease the housing crisis. One hundred and fifty of the "modular" housing units will be ordered immediately to ease the problems over Christmas.

Jim Carrey’s Irish ex-girlfriend Cathriona White has been found dead. Law enforcement officials in Los Angeles are reported to have responded to a residence call late on Monday night, where they found the Tipperary native’s body.


Nepal is considering placing age and fitness restrictions on people who want to climb Mount Everest. Mohan Sapkota, a spokesman for the Himalayan country’s ministry of tourism, said the government is considering barring very young and very old climbers, as well as people with disabilities.

Jeremy Corbyn used his first conference speech as Britain’s Labour leader to send a message to voters: “You don’t have to take what you are given.” Mr Corbyn rejected Conservative claims that there is “no alternative” to cuts in jobs, public services and the NHS, rising university fees and growing poverty, telling the party’s conference in Brighton: “Our Labour Party says No.”

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