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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

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams was reportedly refused entry to the White House for the St Patrick's Day reception hosted by President Barack Obama.

Tomorrow's Luas strike has been called off after agreement was reached with three grades of workers at Transdev.

The headstones of 13 people, including W.T. Cosgrave, have been vandalised at Goldenbridge Cemetery in Dublin.

A man armed with a sawn-off shotgun roamed Limerick on a pedal bike in broad daylight, seeking to shoot people. He wounded one man on a busy street while the victim was chatting to a group including young girls, one with special needs.

The Royal College of Physicians is calling for the introduction of a sugar tax on sweetened drinks. It comes after the British Government announced plans for a €660m levy on sugary drinks.

Due to health concerns, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland is advising consumers to avoid over-fried and dark-roasted foods.

An array of St Patrick’s Day parades are set to amaze the masses tomorrow across the country. For those of you thinking of lining the streets and showing your support the the groups, bands and committees that will make up the colourful and musical display, here are the main parade times to ensure you are in the right place at the right time.

WORLD

Anders Behring Breivik has told a court that the Norwegian government is trying to kill him by holding him in isolation.

Germany is urging Israel to reverse the seizure of land in the West Bank. A spokeswoman for Germany's Foreign Ministry says Berlin fears the expropriated land will be used to expand Israeli settlements and make it harder to forge a peace deal with the Palestinians.

SPORT

Veteran performer Any Currency stuck on gamely to strike for trainer Martin Keighley and jockey Aidan Coleman in the Glenfarclas Chase at Cheltenham. Meanwhile, Sprinter Sacre raised the roof by regaining his crown in the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase as Yorkhill gave Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh their fourth winner of the Cheltenham Festival when comfortably outpointing Yanworth in the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle.

Conor McGregor has released a comeback video, and it’s sure to get fans fired up. The Crumlin native was beaten in a shock defeat against Nate Diaz at UFC 196 just two weeks ago, but he’s already back in action and ready to make his comeback and be bigger and badder than ever.

BUSINESS

Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, today launched the first flight on its new route from Shannon to Edinburgh.

Tough-talking British Chancellor George Osborne has promised further cuts to corporation tax after he announced in today's Budget a cut in the UK's corporation tax from its current 20% rate to 17% from April 2020.

VIEWPOINTS

Ryle Dwyer looks at the legacy of destruction and chaos left behind by former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger and the lessons it has for us today

LIFESTYLE

Saddle up to get a view of our magnificent landscape. There is simply no better way to appreciate our country says Dan MacCarthy

VIDEO

Irish Examiner BallTalk TV presenter Peter McNamara gets the thoughts of racing journalists Darren Norris and Tommy Lyons ahead of Day Three at the Cheltenham Festival.

EXAM VIRAL

Pornhub Insights has researched how St. Patrick’s Day affects porn searches, "in honor of everyone’s favourite day to get lucky".

A new ad produced by Our Principles PAC, a conservative anti-Trump group, shows women reading quotes said by Donald Trump about women.

TECHNOW

GAMING: The 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising has a lot of people feeling patriotic. And no videogame does patriotism quite like Broforce.

MOVIES: Sing Street's Ferdia Walsh-Peelo had never acted in a film before when he got the lead role in the new film and had to learn on the job

TECH: MainTool has been working on a gadget and connected app that turns your regular watch into a smartwatch with a variety of new functions.

SHOWBIZ

Cecelia Ahern has admitted that her failed record deal spurred on her career as an author.

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Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams was reportedly refused entry to the White House for the St Patrick's Day reception hosted by President Barack Obama.

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