Your Tuesday evening catch-up

Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on today.
Your Tuesday evening catch-up


French authorities are seeking a second fugitive directly involved in the Paris terror attacks which killed 132 people as the brother of fugitive Salah Abdeslam, who is being hunted in connection with the Paris terror attacks, has made a TV appeal for him to turn himself in.

Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian missile cruiser Moskva, currently in the Mediterranean, to start co-operating with the French military on operations in Syria. Elsewhere RAF Tornado fighter bombers have successfully attacked a large group of so-called ’Islamic State’ terrorists targeting Kurdish forces in northern Iraq, the British Ministry of Defence said.

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has unveiled its defiant response to the Paris attacks which left 129 people dead.

This conversation between a French man and his young son in the wake of the Paris attacks just might, to borrow an over-used phrase, restore your faith in humanity.

In Ireland the girlfriend of an Corkman shot in the horror that unfolded in Paris last Friday night has said they were “beyond lucky” to have survived the scene of the massacre in the Bataclan concert venue. Meanwhile Enda Kenny reassured the public that the threat of a terror attack in Ireland is very low.

Find all the latest news and in-depth analysis on the Paris attacks HERE.


A deal has been reached between the major parties in Northern Ireland to bring an end to the political crisis at Stormont. It is understood the deal will see MLAs pass an emergency motion giving Westminster the power to implement cuts to the welfare system.

The ESB says around 45,000 properties are currently without power as Storm Barney lashes the country with winds of up to 130 kilometres an hour. ESB crews are working to restore power with parts of the South West and Mid-West the worst affected.

A gay couple’s wedding day has ended in heartbreak over a last-minute legal hitch. Dolores Murphy and her partner, Mabel Stoop-Murphy, were told that a 24-hour notice period required under the Civil Registration Act had not elapsed, and their wedding could not go ahead today as planned.

A spokesman for Enda Kenny says the Government remains fully committed to Universal Health Insurance. The spokesman said the measure would be fundamental to a well-funded health system which would deliver health for all in a timely way.


A 24-year-old woman in the UK has been arrested on suspicion of murder after two young children were stabbed to death. Police found the two children with stab wounds after they were called to an address in Undercliffe, Bradford, West Yorkshire, at 11.28am.

Former pop star Gary Glitter - who was found guilty of sexually abusing three schoolgirls - has today lost a British Court of Appeal challenge against his conviction.

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