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


Newly-elected Taoiseach Enda Kenny has left Áras an Uachtaráin after receiving his seal of office from the President. President Michael D Higgins signed the 'Warrant of Appointment' shortly after 3pm and Enda Kenny was officially re-appointed as Taoiseach for a second term

The body of man found in a second car which was located during a search of the River Lee in Cork is understood to be that of missing man Douglas Twomey.

There were chaotic scenes at Limerick Circuit Civil Court today as anti-eviction protestors took over the court and forced it to abandon hearing 170 home repossession orders.

The trial of a taxi driver accused of careless driving after food critic Tom Doorley was knocked down in Dublin city-centre has been thrown a “curve ball” after a new witness came forward.

David Mahon has been found guilty of killing his stepson Dean Fitzpatrick outside his apartment at Northern Cross, Dublin 17 in May 2013.


A convoy of evacuees have begun the long drive out of work camps north of the fire-ravaged Fort McMurray area. Meanwhile, a mass airlift of evacuees was expected to resume, a day after 8,000 people were flown out.

Donald Trump seems to be struggling to unify the Republican Party behind his presidential campaign. The difficulty was underscored on Thursday by a startling exchange of negative comments from GOP House speaker Paul Ryan who said he was not ready to support him.

An Algerian man who was accused of being part of a group that groped a woman in Cologne on New Year's Eve has been cleared of attempted sexual assault, though he was convicted of handling stolen goods.


Munster Head Coach Anthony Foley has named an unchanged side for tomorrow's meeting with Scarlets at Thomond Park. Kieran Marmion returns at scrum-half for Connacht's Guinness Pro12 clash with the Glasgow Warriors at the Sportground.

Conor McGregor may be switching from the octagon to the ring - if a report out today is to be believed. It is being reported that the Dublin MMA star will fight Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas this summer.

Manchester City are still waiting to learn the full extent of captain Vincent Kompany's latest injury.


Budget airline easyJet is expected to lay bare the cost of recent terror attacks this week, with William Hill also set to update the market on its progress while the annual meeting at Lloyds Banking Group caps off a busy week in the City.

Nearly a quarter of a million people have visited Dublin through Airbnb in the past year.


We have little control over the fact that we are going to die, but we can control how we live, writes Tony O’Brien


As David Attenborough turns 90, a number of Irish wildlife broadcasters tell Marjorie Brennan why he’s still king of the genre


We know how it is, you’re always in a rush to get out the door and you end up missing breakfast, and grabbing something expensive and unhealthy on the way to work. Well, Jamie and Ben from You Tube’s SORTEDfood, have devised a way you eat your morning milk and cereal on the go without spilling cornflakes all over car/self.

Here’s what we learned today: Boaty McBoatface will continue to live on – but not as a £200 million research ship. Instead, our dear old Boaty will explore the polar seas as a yellow submarine while the research ship sails into the ocean as Sir David Attenborough.


GAMING: Claycat takes on Doom is this absolutely incredible video made by the extremely talented Lee Hardcastle.

MOVIES: We think the Star Wars Rogue One trailer is pretty cool, and it definitely sets up the excitement for the first Star Wars spin off movie. But do you know what would make it cooler? Lego!

TECH: It may surprise you to see just how insecure your password is. BetterBuys launched a tool that estimates how long it would take to crack your password.


Comedian Arsenio Hall is set to take Sinead O’Connor to court for defamation. The claims come after the Irish singer posted on Facebook accusing the American comic of supplying Prince with drugs.


In his first column for the Irish Examiner, Derek Kavanagh raises serious doubts about whether the redeveloped Páirc Uí Chaoimh is what Cork GAA needs to create a competitive culture for its teams. Surely a centre of excellence is preferable to a new stadium — with one training pitch?

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From florist to fraudster, leaving a trail of destruction from North Cork, to Waterford, to Clare, to Wexford and through the midlands ... learn how mistress of re-invention, Catherine O'Brien, scammed her way around rural Ireland.

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