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

TOP STORY

Salah Abdeslam, the main fugitive from Islamic extremist attacks in Paris in November, has been arrested in Belgium's capital after four months at large, according to police.

IRELAND

The acting Minister for Education says she is willing to engage with the ASTI to clarify any issues regarding Junior Cycle reform.

Gardaí investigating the murder of Vincent Ryan have made a third arrest. He was shot dead on Monday, February 29 in Finglas.

The High Court has ruled that restoration and building work on Moore Street must stop, pending a review of the buildings as a national monument.

Gardaí are investigating at an aggravated burglary at the home of a man in his 80s in county Wicklow earlier this week.

A 12-member Lotto syndicate from the Bausch & Lomb plant in Waterford has collected a cheque for more than €2.5m at National Lottery headquarters this afternoon.

WORLD

Greece looks set to start sending migrants back to Turkey from the beginning of next week after a proposed "one in, one out" scheme apparently won the approval of EU leaders in Brussels.

The Islamic State (IS) militant group has committed genocide against minority Christians and Yazidis as well as Shi’ite Muslims, US secretary of state John Kerry said, a finding that is unlikely to greatly change US policy toward the group.

SPORT

Don Cossack led home an Irish clean sweep with an authoritative success in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup. Meanwhile, Irish jockey Nina Carberry claimed victory in the St James's Place Foxhunter Chase, while Victoria Pendleton exceeded all expectations by finishing fifth on Pacha Du Polder.

Ronan O’Gara writes that the new Director of Rugby at Munster position is a big, big role. People outside the bubble realise Munster needs help. If it’s not quite a salvage operation, there has to be a recognition they are a long way off where Munster needs to be — and where they have stated in policy they want to be. When you’re in reverse, you need to halt the slide, then get a bit of neutral ground before you look up again.

BUSINESS

Boosting renewable energy generation to meet global climate goals could save as much as $4.2trn (€3.75trn) a year by 2030, according to a report asking lawmakers to strengthen clean energy policies.

Spotify has set aside $30 million (£20.7 million) to pay unpaid royalties.

VIEWPOINTS

Eddie Hobbs looks at Ireland’s powerful, unelected forces who control decision-making, upholding the status quo, and protecting their own interests at the expense of the general public, social progress, and the effective functioning of democracy.

LIFESTYLE

It was an out-of-the-blue phone call from an American that led to a space observatory being built in Cork City. Nine years on, and the project is being applauded worldwide for its work with children, writes John Tynan

VIDEO

Ireland take on Scotland at the Aviva on Saturday in their last Six Nations game this year. Robert McNamara (@whatrobdidnext) and Steve Neville (@SteveNeville_) discuss the team and their chances of winning.

EXAM VIRAL

The internet can’t bear the thought of a grandfather inviting his six grandchildren for dinner and making burgers for them – only for just ONE of them to show up for the meal.

Apple will step into the spotlight again on Monday as its latest live product launch takes place in California. It should be a busy day of announcements, so here are the key things to look out for.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Trackmania Turbo is out on consoles on the 24th of March and it looks like zany racing fun but if you're still on the fence a massive open beta is running right now from the 18th to th 21st of the month.

MOVIES: Ben Wheatley is the hyper talented British director behind films like Kill List, Sightseers and A Field in England, and his latest is the maddest thing he's made yet.

TECH: Nokia's 3210 and 3310 are the stuff of legends. Some say they could be thrown from a building and would break the pavement below, while others maintain that they could find one tucked away for years and it would still have a full charge.

SHOWBIZ

The Irish duo whose medley of Adele songs went viral, leading to a remarkable on-stage appearance with the singer during her Dublin concert, appeared on Ellen DeGeneres' show on St Patrick’s Day - to be sure, to be sure.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Ronan O’Gara writes that the new Director of Rugby at Munster position is a big, big role. People outside the bubble realise Munster needs help. If it’s not quite a salvage operation, there has to be a recognition they are a long way off where Munster needs to be — and where they have stated in policy they want to be. When you’re in reverse, you need to halt the slide, then get a bit of neutral ground before you look up again.

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