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


Talks between Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin took place earlier today. Mr Kenny met with Micheál Martin this afternoon for less than 15 minutes, during which the Fianna Fáil leader said his party would not be accepting an offer of partnership government. A spokesman for Enda Kenny has said Fianna Fáil's rejection of a partnership government deal is a “serious missed opportunity” and a “mistake”.

Tense and adrenalin-filled passengers moved children away from an American man accused of endangering an aircraft, witnesses told his trial in the North today.

A Cork artist has had a painting that includes a risqué image of former Taoiseach, Charlie Haughey, withdrawn from an exhibition opening tonight at the CIT Cork School of Music (CSM).

Alan Kelly has said dealing with water charges was “very, very difficult” and he still fears for his personal safety.

The Little Museum of Dublin has won a major European award. It picked up the EU prize for cultural heritage - the Europa Nostra Award - in the category of Education, Training and Awareness Raising.

A bride-to-be has won €120,000 on the National Lottery. The woman from Dublin, who wants to keep her win private, matched five numbers plus the bonus in last night's Lotto draw.

University College Cork has been instructed to re-interview one of the college’s lecturers for promotion after the Labour Court heard the original selection process was seriously flawed.


Belgian prosecutors have launched a public appeal seeking any information on the "man in hat" suspect in the Brussels Airport suicide bombings that killed 16 people.

Islamic State militants have kidnapped 300 cement workers and contractors in an area north-east of Damascus, Syrian state TV said.

Iceland's opposition parties have introduced a new no-confidence measure in parliament in a bid to force a new election. The proposal was introduced today after several tumultuous days caused by fallout from the Panama Papers scandal detailing how the world's elite conceal their assets in various offshore tax havens.


Sue Ronan’s Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team secured a crucial UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 qualifying win this afternoon as they beat Montenegro WNT 5-0 in Petrovac.

Annie Power reigned supreme as she followed up her Cheltenham exploits with a brilliant performance in the Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle at the Liverpool track.

The Masters has started at Augusta as one of the most coveted titles in world golf goes up for grabs. Here we take a look at the top five contenders to wear the green jacket come Sunday.

Find all the latest on the US Masters HERE


Dublin Airport chiefs want to challenge orders to limit flights when a second runway opens. Earlier it was announced that seven thousand new jobs are to be created at the airport when the new runway is completed in 2020.

Facebook has made the ability to live stream from within the app open to all users for the first time. It means that you’ll now be able to broadcast directly to friends or family through video, showing them where you are and giving them the chance to comment and react.


Heidi Scrimgeour reluctantly went against prevailing wisdom and shared her bed with her newborn, but she says new mums shouldn’t be judged for doing it.


Dropping members of cabinet into their new posts without any real induction process is like allowing the most popular passengers to fly the jumbo jet, says Enda O’Coineen


Irish Examiner sports editor Tony Leen poses the questions to sports journalist Denis Hurley and former European Tour golfer John McHenry as the panel discuss The Masters 2016.


If you are trying to rent a property in Ireland at the moment this video might just speak to you.

Less than four months after the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney and Lucasfilm have given us a sizeable tease for the first in a long line of spin-off stories - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.


GAMING:The Fallout 4 Survival Mode isn't even officially out yet, but a whole host of changes are on the way.

MOVIES: Dev Patel stars as Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan who came to England in the early 1900s to change the world of maths forever

TECH: Self driving technology is here, and a fleet of trucks have just completed a trip across a big chunk of Europe


A host of A-listers will be descending on Dublin this weekend for the 2016 IFTA Awards. Hosted by Moone Boy star Deirdre O’Kane, this year’s ceremony will honour film veteran Liam Neeson and Touched By An Angel’s Roma Downey who will both receive accolades for their work in the industry.


Hitler had many gay partners, but his attempts at relationships with women proved disastrous, writes Siobhan Pat Mulcahy.

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