Monday evening briefing: Cork GP who groped teenage girl has jail sentence halved. Catch up on all the headlines

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Monday evening briefing: Cork GP who groped teenage girl has jail sentence halved. Catch up on all the headlines


The Court of Appeal has halved the two-year sentence handed down to a Cork GP who groped a teenage girl 25 years ago.

Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar has said that Enda Kenny is doing a "phenomenal" job as Taoiseach.

A man who killed his partner’s ex-husband, who died from a knife wound to a varicose vein after a row on Christmas Eve, was jailed today.

A judge has refused to throw out a phone theft case brought against gang target Ross Hutch, nephew of Gerard 'The Monk' Hutch.

A transatlantic flight has landed safely at Shannon Airport having burned off fuel for almost two hours after the crew reported a problem shortly after taking off from Belfast.



Refugees and migrants have started leaving the Calais “Jungle” ahead of its demolition.

Polish women have gathered across the country to protest over a proposal for a new abortion law which would ban the procedure in cases where foetuses are badly damaged or have no chance of survival after birth.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested over a chemical incident that led to the evacuation of London City Airport.

An artificially intelligent “judge” has correctly predicted verdicts of the European Court of Human Rights with 79% accuracy.

A small plane which crashed in a fireball at Malta International Airport soon after take-off, killing all five crew members aboard, had been heading to Libya to monitor migrant trafficking routes for the French government.


The 11-year-old son of Munster rugby icon Anthony Foley, who died the weekend before last in Paris, has launched a Facebook appeal in his father’s memory.

The IRFU have announced that Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt will continue in his role up to the end of the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.

Padraig Harrington's win at the Portugal Masters has lifted him back inside the top 100 in the world.

Few could have predicted that the Chelsea team that capitulated so easily to Arsenal were even capable of a performance like the one against Man United.


Our passwords and credit card numbers are now easily available to cybercriminals, writesCaroline O’Doherty

The Department of Justice asked GSOC to investigate matters before the Higgins Inquiry but then failed to release requested documentation. Cormac O’Keeffe reports


The Belgian government has said it cannot give the necessary backing to the European Union's free trade deal with Canada at this stage - endangering the trans-Atlantic pact.

SuperValu is still the most popular supermarket in Ireland. An extra 38,000 shoppers entered its stores over the past three months.


As a leading criminal psychologist, Dr Ian Gargan has worked with some of Ireland’s most violent offenders, writes Áilín Quinlan


Aisling O’Loughlin has announced she is taking her career in a new direction.


Brazil’s Miss Bumbum competition has sparked controversy after contestants posed for a NSFW version of the Last Supper painting.


Founded in November 1945, Kiskeam are a relatively young club, but that didn’t mean that the joy of reaching senior football for the first time was any less sweet.


GAMING: The Dark Souls 3 DLC pack Ashes of Ariandel is here, and this is how the first 15 minutes could go.

MOVIES/TV: Deadpool was a massive hit and a serious amount of fun when it debuted in February 2016 and everyone involved seemed to be rushing ahead with the sequel as quickly as possible.

TECH: Drones are great fun and they're becoming a big part of our technological world- expect to see even more of them at Christmas.


You may have seen her draw crowds on Dublin’s Grafton Street earlier this year but Allie Sherlock was back wowing onlookers in her hometown of Cork this weekend.

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