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


The Taoiseach has told the Cabinet he will dissolve the Dáil tomorrow. He has not yet given a date for the General Election.

Enda Kenny has told the Dáil that parts of reports on the shocking South East abuse case could be published, but that some parts might not be made public due to ongoing Garda inquiries.

The HSE's Director General Tony O'Brien has said that his organisation 'mishandled' the apology to a victim of abuse in a foster home in the South East.

Authorities have been urged to fine General Election hopefuls who flout the law by putting up campaign posters before the poll is called.

The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision not to exempt Gardaí from reductions in paid sick leave.

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Bill Cosby LunchBriefing&utm_mediumhas arrived at court where his lawyers will ask a judge to throw out the only criminal case lodged against him from the dozens of accusations that he molested women.

UK prime minister David Cameron has said the package of proposed reforms to Britain’s membership of the EU will allow the UK to be “better off, more secure, more prosperous” as a member of the 28-nation bloc, as he set the scene for an in/out referendum within a matter of months.


Luke Fitzgerald’s status as the unluckiest player in Irish rugby was reiterated today when the Leinster back was ruled out of the entire Six Nations just four days before Ireland’s tournament opener at home to Wales.

Liam Williams looks on course to be involved in Wales’ RBS 6 Nations opener against Ireland on Sunday – despite playing barely an hour of rugby since the World Cup.


Tesco has agreed a pay increase of up to 3.1% for its UK store staff. The deal will affect 230,000 of the supermarket giant’s 320,000 UK employees, taking the hourly rate of its shop workers to £7.62.

TV celebrity chef Martin Shanahan landed a large haul of profits in 2014, as accumulated profits at his Kinsale Fishy Fishy restaurant jumped to over €1.22m.


Sheila Pratschke says we need to restore confidence in our cultural community to realise art is important in creating a society first and not economy first


When it comes to getting around while on holiday abroad, renting a car is a popular option, writes Gráinne McGuinness


The Deadline Day window shut without any major drama last night, with Pep Guardiola dominating the headlines. BallTalk's Steve Neville and Peter McNamara reflect on Pep, Aiden McGeady the deadline day deals.


The General Election has yet to be called but the campaigning is already under way. First out of the traps is Kerry South TD Michael Healy-Rae who, this morning, released a music video to promote his campaign to be returned to the Dáil.

A vlogger got hit in the face by a fish as she reported from the waterfront during a recent storm.


GAMING: LEGO Star Wars is already a thing, The Force Awakens is already a big thing - put them together and you get LEGO STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS!

MOVIES: Point Break is in cinemas this week and this insane crew caught most of the stunts in the film live, find out how.

TECH: Drones are here, and they're going to be everywhere very soon, so we need to get ready for when they decide to fight back.


Broadcaster Vincent Browne is reported to miss TV3’s coverage of the upcoming General Election. The TV3 stalwart announced on the current affairs show that he will miss the coverage due to having to receive medical treatment.


With Peter Capaldi rumoured to be leaving Doctor Who at the end of the next series, it’s time for the big question: Who will play the Time Lord when he regenerates?

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