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

ELECTION 2016 

LATEST... AAA Councillor Cian Prendiville has called General Election 2016 a "huge political earthquake".

LATEST... Move over the Rose of Tralee, there’s new royalty in the Kingdom - The Healy-Raes.

ANALYSIS... A badly timed campaign and an ill-judged slogan saw Fine Gael throw the election away, writes Political Editor Daniel McConnell.

SOCIAL... It wasn’t until Alan Kelly was deemed elected that we saw the seven stages of emotion a candidate feels as they discover their fate.

Visit our #GE16 SECTION for the latest General Election news, views and social content.

IRELAND

A former Garda press officer has initiated High Court proceedings in an attempt to halt an investigation into alleged wrongdoing.

A man who died in a road accident this morning tragically lost a teenage son in another car crash involving a former Irish rugby star almost 10 years ago.

The Department of Social Protection has confirmed that 43 people have been disqualified from their social welfare payments for up to nine weeks for refusing to take part in its Gateway jobs initiative.

A man, thought to be a well-known republican, has been shot in Finglas today. The incident happened on McKee Road, Finglas, shortly before 3.15pm.

Tributes have been paid to actor Frank Kelly, best known for playing the hard- drinking and foul-mouthed priest Father Jack in the TV comedy Father Ted, who died at the age of 77.

WORLD

Police in Moscow have reportedly arrested a woman who was waving around the severed head of a small child outside a subway station in the Russian capital.

Police are to tighten security on an island in eastern Thailand after four French tourists were brutally assaulted.

SPORT

Football fan Martin Toomey was supposed to go on a Legend's Tour of the Emirates Stadium. But when Martin was too unwell to make the trip, a true legend went to him instead.

Our GAA writers kept their eyes on the skies during yesterday's action, to gauge what impact the new 'mark' rule might have when it is introduced.

BUSINESS

Beware politicians in the coming weeks who, in the name of the national interest, cite the spectre of financial markets to hurry on some deal or other to form a new Dáil majority.

Irish hoteliers want the next government — no matter which party is involved — to reduce local government levies that they say is crimping hard-won euro earnings from tourism.

ANALYSIS

The new Dáil, however it is composed, will have only a short window of time to engage with critically important climate change issues, says Cara Augustenborg

EXAM VIRAL

Spare a thought today for this car owner in Dublin whose Monday is going significantly worse than yours.

Naas Garda Station are aware of just how dangerous today is and have issued this warning to any men at risk of becoming fiancés.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Check out how gorgeous The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past looks in the Unreal 4 engine.

MOVIES: The Dublin Film Critics Circle has announced the winners of their awards at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival, with a host of local and international cinema celebrated at the event.

TECH: The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge was recently unveiled at Mobile World Congress and is set to be one of the biggest phones of 2016, so naturally there was also an ad at the Oscars with some huge star names.

SHOWBIZ

Nathan Carter has proved how much of a nice guy he is after he surprised his grandmother with a car for her birthday.

She may have been in the Best Actress category but Saoirse Ronan definitely won in the style stakes at the Oscars.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

OK, so we all know February 29 = a woman’s chance to ask a man to marry them. But we’ve discovered – thanks to some serious Googling – that in different places around the world there’s some other pretty random things that crop up when it’s a Leap Year.

More in this section

War of Independence Podcast

A special four-part series hosted by Mick Clifford

Available on
www.irishexaminer.com/podcasts

Commemorating 100 years since the War of Independence

Home Delivery
logo-ie

HOME DELIVERY SERVICE

Have the Irish Examiner delivered to your door. No delivery charge. Just pay the cover price.