Catch-up with what you've missed today with our evening briefing

Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com today.
Catch-up with what you've missed today with our evening briefing

IRELAND - STORM FRANK

The National Emergency Co-ordination group met in Dublin earlier to discuss the reoccurring flooding. Chief Executive of Galway City Council Brendan McGrath, represented the Local Authorities' response to the flooding situation. He has said teams have been deployed where needed: “The areas worst affected have been Cork, Waterford, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, and the counties along the Shannon catchment."

Two Government ministers responsible for solving Ireland's floods crisis have denied Taoiseach Enda Kenny  has shown a lack of leadership throughout the crisis by failing to visit areas devastated by the winter storms.

The Irish Coast Guard has airlifted an injured crewman from a Spanish trawler  following a long range rescue mission some 160 miles off the Cork coast.

As the wind and rain eases off and we all prepare for Storm Gertrude, here is a look at some of the images captured across the country  of the damage done by Storm Frank.

IRELAND

Thousands of fathers could be forced to forgo the new paid paternity leave  entitlements being introduced next year after employers warned they will not pay them their wages while off work.

The man the Irish authorities believe to be the “main recruiter”  in Ireland for Islamic extremists was “indisposed” to the extent he was unable to attend his a Court of Appeal challenge to his deportation.

WORLD

US actor Bill Cosby will be charged in an investigation into an alleged sexual assault  more than a decade ago, prosecutors are set to announce.

A couple who plotted a deadly terror attack on London to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the July 7 bombings  have each been given life sentences.

SPORT

Leinster prop Cian Healy will have his citing complaint for an incident against Toulon  reheard in London on Thursday.

Arsene Wenger admits he expects to be busy throughout the January transfer window  as he looks to recruit players who can help keep his Arsenal side top of the table.

BUSINESS

Ireland's tourism industry is headed for another strong year 2016.

Incomes improved considerably on cattle farms in Ireland in 2015, but those of dairy farmers’ declined dramatically. That sums up the annual performance review of the agriculture sector conducted by a team of Teagasc economists.

ANALYSIS

An infrastructure of people, ideas, and places built up in better times has been ground down,  writes Gerard Howlin

LIFESTYLE

An exciting mix of new names and established figures made 2015 a great year for comic books  and graphic novels, writes Don O’Mahony

VIDEO

Four weather alerts came into force yesterday as Storm Frank struck off the west coast — the sixth to hit Ireland since the start of the winter.

VIRAL

Although Storm Frank has abated, the after effects are still being felt around the country.  Hopefully, most of you were tucked up in bed for the worst of the storm but some went outside late last night and early this morning to capture some dramatic footage from the coast as Frank battered on our door.

A message from space will welcome in the New Year for revellers at Edinburgh’s famous Hogmanay street  party.

SHOWBIZ

Leonardo DiCaprio has admitted he could have played Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars prequels.  During an interview with Shortlist, the Oscar-nominated star revealed George Lucas had wanted him for Attack Of The Clones.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Revised standards for the use of agricultural vehicles on public roads take effect from New Year’s Day.  It follows a review by the Road Safety Authority and the introduction of legislation by Transport Minister Paschal Donohue.

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