Evening briefing: Manhunt underway for Berlin truck attack suspect. Catch up on all the headlines

Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com today
Evening briefing: Manhunt underway for Berlin truck attack suspect. Catch up on all the headlines


A homeless woman has told the High Court that the occupants of Apollo House will have no choice but to sleep on the streets if it is vacated.

Legislation to create the new rent cap system has been sent to the President for signature.

A man who admitted making pornographic videos of his six-year-old disabled nephew being raped and sexually assaulted by his nephew’s father has been jailed for eight years.

Complaints that RTE’s The Ray D’arcy Show and a segment on Cork’s 96FM contravened Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) guidelines have been upheld.

Met Éireann has issued two weather warnings for several parts of the country, with Storm Barbara set to pass over Ireland this weekend.


The man wanted in connection with the deadly truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin should be considered armed and dangerous, authorities said. German authorities have offered a reward of up to €100,000 for information leading to the arrest of the Tunisian man.

The seven-year-old girl who tweeted messages from Aleppo has met with Turkish president Recep Tuayip Erdogan after escaping war-torn Aleppo earlier this week.

Mexico’s best-known fireworks market has been destroyed by an explosion, leaving at least 29 dead and many more injured.

A photographer has captured stunning images of the first snow in the sahara desert for 37 years.


Jose Aldo claims that Conor McGregor has dodged giving him a re-match.

Northampton were wrong to return George North to the field of play following a head injury against Leicester but have escaped any sanction, the Concussion Management Review Group (CMRG) has found.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admits he has "bad feelings" about failing to give some members of his squad a fair chance to prove themselves to him.

The government announced today that €30m is being made available under the Sports Capital Programme to develop sports infrastructure around the country.


It’s been 20 years since Sophie Toscan du Plantier was battered to death at her holiday home in Schull in West Cork and there are still more questions than answers. Michael Clifford reports

More than 200 beds will be made available for rough sleepers in the capital this week and this morning there is a hearing in the High Court to halt the illegal occupation of Apollo House on fire safety grounds.


Pre-tax profits at the four-star Radisson Blu hotel in Galway built by Bernard McNamara rose six-fold to €4.2m last year.

The body responsible for spent €500m repaying the Central Bank for money that technically never existed.


There’s no harm in wishing for a better year than the procession of misery served up by 2016, writes Jonathan deBurca Butler


Sherlock star Amanda Abbington has told how the canine cast of the hit drama sparked trouble on set.


A woman spoke anonymously to Brian O’Connell at the repossession courts for RTÉ Radio 1 on Monday. Following Monday’s report there was a huge response from listeners offering to help.


BallTalk TV looks at the top six teams and discuss how they've performed so far and if the Premier League table will have a similar shape come May.


GAMING: It was at E3 2009 when we heard the first official word on The Last Guardian.

MOVIES/TV: Edward Norton stars in a new film called Collateral Beauty, where Will Smith's character is having a bit of a hard time.

TECH: The Sony Xperia X compact is a neat phone and it's available sim free right now.


You may remember around 10 days ago that Gardaí warned about a telephone scam where a caller rings to say they are from the Revenue and they are looking for an immediate payment of a tax bill over the phone. Well, a local radio station was getting a lot of callers highlighting the scam - so they decided to give the scammers a call.

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