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

Independent TD Shane Ross is standing by his claim that the Taoiseach may be a "political corpse". The Dublin-Rathdown TD made the comment about Enda Kenny in his newspaper column yesterday.

Another Irish naval vessel is to be sent to the Mediterranean to help in the refugee crisis. Taoiseach Enda Kenny confirmed the move on the fringes of an EU leaders summit in Brussels.

A 12-year-old Cork student has been crowned this year's Doodle 4 Google winner.

A pensioner and a teenager have been in remanded in custody charged with stealing a fire engine and embarking on a drive of destruction which ended when it ploughed into several homes and cars.

A man raped his girlfriend before raping her mother days later after breaking into her house and holding a knife to her throat, a court has heard.

Supreme Court judge Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman has passed away. Mr Hardiman was involved in a number of high-profile cases and was well known for his broadcasts and writings on legal and political matters.

WORLD

The head of the European Parliament says Turkey has asked for an additional €3bn from the European Union to help it deal with the refugee crisis.

German government officials have expressed concern about the state of press freedom in Turkey.

SPORT

Jared Payne's return to full fitness after hamstring trouble will hand Ireland boss Joe Schmidt a selection conundrum for Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash with Italy.

Striker Christian Benteke has vowed to "fight till the end" to save his Liverpool career.

Dee Devlin has taken to social media to post a heartfelt tribute to her boyfriend Conor McGregor after his defeat to Nate Diaz.

BUSINESS

Ireland is an ‘outlier’ in terms of its weak employment protection and modest social security spending after significant social policy change during the financial crash, research suggests.

The developers of the site where U2 recorded some of their albums have failed in their battle with Dublin City Council over a disputed Luas Red Line payment of almost €500,000.

ANALYSIS

Brahma Chellaney looks to China to demonstrate that Cuba’s economic opening does not necessarily indicate a move towards democracy.

LIFESTYLE

Fifty years ago, an IRA bomb belatedly decapitated one of the most iconic monuments to British rule in Ireland, writes Billy O’Riordan.

EXAM VIRAL

A mother whose Facebook post ’shaming’ her son for bullying was shared thousands if times has defended herself against critics saying she wanted to show her son that his "actions had consequences".

Leonardo DiCaprio got his hands on an Oscar in 2016 after decades in the business and a plethora of nominations for the coveted Academy Award. But were you paying attention to his career? Try our quiz to match the names of his on-screen characters to the film in which they appeared.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Blizzard is set to release Overwatch sooner than expected if the latest leak can be believed, and it probably should be

MOVIES: Joseph Gordon-Levitt is off Sandman. This pretty bitter news came straight from the actor/director/creative whirlwind himself on Facebook.

TECH: HTC hasn't yet confirmed anything official about their upcoming smartphone but the latest leak suggests a new name

SHOWBIZ

Stephen Byrne had a very unfortunate incident with a bollard – and it was all caught on camera.

Jada Pinkett Smith has responded to the controversial jokes made about her by host Chris Rock at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony saying, “it comes with the territory”.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

European Union leaders have pressed Turkey to take back thousands of migrants and prevent others from setting off for Europe. But will that really offer a solution, asks Ann Cahill, Europe Correspondent

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