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 today.

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


Any Garda could potentially be able to put any person's phone records - including those of a TD - under surveillance.

Gardaí are investigating after a man's body was found in a garden in Castletroy in Limerick this morning.

Sheriffs in America have released over 100 pages of documentation relating to the alleged murder of Limerick man Jason Corbett at his home in North Carolina last August.

The case of former Tyrone footballer and BBC television pundit Owen Mulligan has been adjourned again — this time to allow Mr Mulligan’s legal team to study submissions handed in to Listowel District Court yesterday on behalf of the State.

It will be cold after dark this evening, Met Éireann forecasts, with some further wintry showers at times, with a little snow in mountainous areas. Sharp ground frost will develop in places at various times also, leading to icy patches on untreated surfaces.


Cologne’s police chief has been removed amid criticism of his force’s handling of a string of New Year’s Eve assaults and robberies.

An online petition has collected hundreds of thousands of signatures seeking a pardon for a pair of convicted killers, after a Netflix documentary series cast doubt on the legal process.


JJ Hanrahan insists he traded Munster for Northampton to boost his chances of a test call-up with Ireland.

Cork hurling manager Kieran Kingston has made 10 changes to his starting team for this Sunday’s Munster Senior Hurling League fixture away to Kerry.


A failure by the next government to properly address pension policy would drag the percentage of adults who are financially prepared for retirement from over 70% to under 50%, Irish Life has said.

Marks & Spencer chief executive Marc Bolland will step down after failing to revive clothing sales in almost six years at the British retailing bellwether.


Andrew St Ledger of The Woodland League looks at the benefits that planting native trees can bring in the battle to control waterways prone to flooding


Yes, it’s that time of the year when we tell ourselves that with hard work, we will emerge as the new Gigi Hadid. But first get shopping, says Paula Burns, as sportswear has never been so fashionable.


Many companies have brought an impressive showing to the Consumer Electronics Show in Nevada this week. But Netflix's announcement was quite a showstopper.


Saoirse Ronan has divided opinion among Irish people in her attempt to clarify the pronounciation of her name. Let us know how you pronounce the divisive name in our poll here.

Check out this guy in the Netherlands who faced an epic struggle across an extremely slippery path just to get his rubbish into his bin.


GAMING: Everybody's Gone to the Rapture was included in a list of leaked Steam games a while back, but there's new evidence that it will indeed be coming to PC.

MOVIES: Irish director Lenny Abrahamson's latest film Room has been earning incredible reviews, enthusiastic audience reactions and awards glory over the last few months, and he's finally bringing the film home.

TECH: YouTube was out at CES 2016 with some annoucements, including a new partnership with GoPro.


A Sky News report has claimed that Saoirse Ronan is British. As the presenter was reading out the list of the 2016 BAFTA nominees, he seemed to confuse being Irish and British as he read out the Brooklyn star’s name.


A woman has been hit with a hefty bill following a flight with airline on New Year’s Day. Costs of £6,800 have been billed to the 42-year-old passenger after the airline was forced to divert a flight due to her aggressive and abusive behaviour onboard.

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