Evening briefing: Garda Commissioner says information systems are well protected. Catch up on all the headlines

Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com today

Evening briefing: Garda Commissioner says information systems are well protected. Catch up on all the headlines


The Garda Commissioner, Noirin O'Sullivan, says there is no evidence any information has been compromised after the use of Gmail for Garda business.

Scrapping the Lansdowne Road pay deal could cost the State between €300m and €360m next year, according to the Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe.

Drivers are being urged to exercise caution tonight as temperatures are set to plummet.

Staff at RTÉ have demanded that the national broadcaster reverse its decision to stop producing its own young people’s programmes.

Car owners hit with up to 300% insurance hikes have been “thrown to the wolves” of the insurance sector by State institutions who are charged with protecting them, a damning report has found.

The Government is under pressure to make mental health and suicide prevention a national emergency after the Dáil heard concerns about 16 people taking their own lives in two weeks in Cork.


A woman car passenger encouraged a male driver to mow down a group of pedestrians, a court heard.

Bodycam footage has been released of a traffic warden being mown down by an irate motorist in England as he prepared a parking ticket.

Israel has ordered the evacuation of thousands of people and called up hundreds of military reservists to battle a spreading fire in the northern city of Haifa.

A former bank employee has been jailed in England for two years after stealing more than £50,000 from the accounts of elderly and vulnerable people.


Garry Ringrose will make his first senior start at inside centre to solve injury-hit Ireland’s midfield dilemma against Australia in The Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

Connacht Rugby trio Denis Buckley, Tom McCartney and John Cooney have all returned from injury to take their place in the starting XV against Cardiff Blues.

Katie Taylor feels like she has finally arrived as she prepares for her professional debut on Saturday.

Denise O’Sullivan holds no regrets in moving to America as she aims to send Ireland women’s manager Sue Ronan off on a high note.


Fiachra Ó Cionnaith looks at changes the Central Bank has made to mortgage rules and answers the questions that arise.

Once gossip takes the place of factual news you are marking time until your democracy collapses, writesVictoria White.


One of Ireland's biggest independent turkey farmers has insisted he will not be getting in a flap over Brexit.

Almost 8.3 million people visited Ireland in the first 10 months of this year, according to figures from the Central Statistics Office.


The financial hardship cancer patients endure is seldom talked about and seldom seen, suggests George F Winter.


JK Rowling has sent Harry Potter books to a young fan in Syria after her mother messaged the author to ask how her daughter could get hold of the novels.


Harvey Norman has been pulled into controversy regarding their Black Friday promotions.


There were high spirits in Cork as Cllr Ken O'Flynn opened the Crafts and Design Fair at the City Hall.


GAMING: The end of the year is pretty much upon us, which means you're also going to be seeing a lot of 'Best Of' lists.

MOVIES/TV: Passengers is coming, and it could be quite the event.

TECH: The Huawei Snapys Awards 2016 went off in fine form last week, and here's a video of all the action.


As the sale of the year approaches, we have sat down and done our homework on who is offering the best deals for Black Friday.

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