Monday evening briefing: Tánaiste deflects questions about strike back up plan. Catch up on all the headlines

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Monday evening briefing: Tánaiste deflects questions about strike back up plan. Catch up on all the headlines


The Tánaiste says the state will always make sure its citizens are protected. But Frances Fitzgerald has again stopped short of saying there is a contingency plan in case Gardai go on strike next month.

A man who had to be dragged by gardaí from a burning car after he crashed into another vehicle during a high speed pursuit has avoided a jail term.

Cancer nurses in Cork are holding a work-to-rule this week. Members of the INMO on the Oncology/Radiotherapy Ward at Cork University Hospital will hold the industrial action from 8pm on Wednesday morning.

The "slaughter of the innocents" needs to be stopped, according to a group who are picketing Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Mick Barry's Cork office this morning due to his pro-choice stance


Donald Trump repeatedly demeaned women with sexist language on his reality TV hit The Apprentice, according to show insiders who said he rated female contestants by the size of their breasts and talked about which ones he would like to have sex with.

Hundreds of far-right protesters shouted abuse at Chancellor Angela Merkel as German leaders gathered in the eastern city of Dresden to celebrate the anniversary of the country's reunification 26 years ago.

Colombians have rejected a peace deal with leftist rebels which sought to bring an end to half a century of hostilities.

Polish women boycotted their jobs and classes, donned black and waved placards as they took to the streets for a nationwide strike organised as part of protests against a proposed complete ban on abortion.


Heartbroken Mayo goalkeeper Rob Hennelly has vowed to persevere with his inter-county career after the All-Ireland final blunder that cost his county dear against Dublin.

A long-standing supporter of the sin bin, Jim Gavin has called on the GAA to consider making the black card a temporary punishment for cynical play.

Tyson Fury has reversed his decision to retire from boxing, insisting he is "here to stay". His erratic behaviour, however, has concerned those close to him, and led to his friend Billy Joe Saunders fearing he will be dead by 30 if he "doesn't get the help he needs".

For the first 10 holes of Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy’s epic singles match, crowds, armchair fans, writers and commentators watched with their jaws collectively dropped - Sports writer Max McLean reflects on Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy’s thrilling Ryder Cup encounter.


Michael Clifford examines the case of a Tipperary family who claim both the health service and the gardaí failed their sister when she needed their help — a failure which, they say, ultimately led to the loss of her life

Postmasters are proposing that they handle everything from drivers’ licences to court fines and college payments, and thus become the ‘State on Your Doorstep’, says Ned O’Hara.


The Education Minister says 'bad politics' can't be allowed to creep in to the Brexit negotiations.

1,750 new jobs are to be created in the Midlands region in one of the largest private tourism investments in the history of the State.


Author Bob Jackson tells Eoghan O’Sullivan how he was blown away by the amazing survival story of West Cork doctor Aidan MacCarthy in the Second World War


Kim Kardashian West has left Paris on a private jet after she was robbed at gunpoint of £8million worth of jewellery.


The slow loris of Indonesia is in serious danger of extinction, their greatest threat being the illegal pet trade. It’s gorgeous, huge eyes and soft fur make the endangered primate a prized pet and a victim of an online craze spurred on by YouTube videos. Viral videos of slow lorises being kept as pets encourage the illegal trade of this animal.


Cork people will tell you there are few places better than west Cork and after watching this video, we're sure you'll agree.


GAMING: FIFA 17 just came out, and it's already top of the heap. It goes without saying that the sports title would be the top selling game of the week, but it has also managed to hit the high water mark of the best launch week sales of the entire series so far.

MOVIES/TV: Back in 1998, Terry Gilliam started work on a film called The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. He even got on set with a cast including Johnny Depp in 2000 before events like a flash flood and an injured star caused the project to falter and die.

TECH: The Google Pixel phones are due to be unveiled officially tomorrow but before all that pretty much every bean has been spilled online.


As the Catholic Church reaffirms its teaching that contraception is immoral, and preparations begin for the Citizens Assembly to review of the legal ban on abortion, Caroline O’Doherty meets the couple who won a landmark legal case for women’s sexual and reproductive rights in the Irish Supreme Court and who now wonder how much has really changed in the 40 years since.

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