Morning briefing: Homeowners and renters face system of water charges after free allowance used up. Catch up on all the headlines

Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com today.
Morning briefing: Homeowners and renters face system of water charges after free allowance used up. Catch up on all the headlines

IRELAND

Homeowners and renters face a system of water charges but only after a free allowance is used up, the Irish Examiner understands.

Seán O’Kelly was stranded in a Dublin train station last March because the lift was out of use.

Potentially dangerous organisms have been found in the supply of drinking water to the North Cork town of Millstreet on five occasions over the past two months.

Cystic Fibrosis Ireland is calling on the Minister for Health Simon Harris to make the drug, Orkambi, available as soon as possible.

WORLD

Francois Fillon has won France's first-ever conservative presidential primary after promising drastic free-market reforms and a crackdown on immigration and Islamic extremism.

Donald Trump has claimed without evidence that "millions" voted illegally in the presidential election and said it was rigged even as he prepares to enter the White House.

Tourists who went to Havana for salsa music and mojitos ended up wandering through a city turned silent by nine days of national mourning for Fidel Castro.

Nearly 10,000 civilians have fled eastern Aleppo, with Government forces determined to retake the entire city.

SPORT

After this momentous win, who knows what this Irish squad is capable of achieving.

Brendan O’Brien picks out the major turning points from Ireland’s battling win.

As many as seven professional football clubs are now embroiled in the growing child sex abuse scandal, with more than 20 ex-players alleging they were victims, the head of the players' union has said.

Promoter Eddie Hearn talked the talk after former Olympic boxing champion, Katie Taylor, walked the walk in her professional debut win in London on Saturday night.

OPINION

If you’re looking for its Achilles heel, you won’t find it in the labour wards or the neonatal unit. But are colossal gynaecology waiting lists threatening the reputation of Ireland’s newest maternity hospital? Health Correspondent Catherine Shanahan says consultants are at breaking point and women’s lives are being put at risk

BUSINESS

The online equivalent of Black Friday takes place today. One in three brands will be offering discounts for Cyber Monday, with bargain hunters expected to spend an extra €53m online.

LIFESTYLE

Before he succumbs to terminal cancer, Colin Butts wants to find the Irishwoman who gave him up for adoption, writes Arlene Harris

SHOWBIZ

Honey G has finally been eliminated from The X Factor.

VIDEO - OUR CHOICE

A quality display by Kerry champions Kenmare meant this Munster club intermediate football final was as good as over at half-time in Mallow, Co Cork, yesterday.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Steam is taking the yearly awards to another level by letting its millions of users decide on the nominees and the winners for all the best games of the year.

MOVIES/TV: Your Name is a new anime from director Makoto Shinkai which has just kicked off a limited run at cinemas across Ireland and the UK. And it's managed to break box office records at the same time!

TECH: The iPhone 7 has only just been released, but already the work has begun on the iPhone 8.

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