Evening briefing: Teenager stabbed to death in Dublin. Catch up on all the headlines

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Evening briefing: Teenager stabbed to death in Dublin. Catch up on all the headlines

IRELAND

A young man has been stabbed to death in Dublin. The attack happened at about 3pm in Kilclare Crescent, Jobstown in Tallaght.

A man in his early 70s has died in a house fire in Cork city. The fire broke out in a downstairs room in the house off Shandon Street just before 12 noon today.

The HSE has warned that the flu outbreak, which is adding to numbers on trolleys, has yet to peak.

Dublin Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male scimitar-horned oryx, a species classified as extinct in the wild. Born last December 8, the newest addition to the herd brings its total to four.

WORLD 

Top US intelligence officials say Russia poses a major and growing threat to US government, military, diplomatic and commercial operations - as well as America's critical infrastructure.

Two attackers exploded a car bomb at a police checkpoint near a Turkish courthouse in the western city of Izmir, before escaping and shooting at police, a senior official has said.

Global warming hasn’t slowed down despite previous reports suggesting otherwise, new research has found.

Wildfires raging in South Africa's wine region have destroyed part of one of the country's oldest estates, while some mountain slopes in Cape Town also burned, authorities said.

SPORT

UFC star Conor McGregor is currently on a break from MMA fighting but he’s still doing plenty to keep himself in the limelight.

Hull have confirmed the appointment of Marco Silva as the club's new head coach.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche is relaxed about the Football Association charge hanging over Joey Barton after the possibility of a ban was worked into contract negotiations with the player.

The PGA Tour has dipped its toes into live streaming with an announcement that Twitter will distribute over 70 hours of coverage from 31 tournaments across the 2016-17 season.

OPINION

The centre must regain its influence during a very dangerous political period, writes Tony Blair

The decision on donating a loved one’s organs is so much easier to make if those involved have already discussed the issue, writes Jessica Casey

BUSINESS

New figures show there were 10 million extra journeys on public transport in 2016 compared to the previous year.

The volume of retail sales (i.e. excluding price effects) increased by 0.9% in November compared to the previous month, CSO figures have revealed.

LIFESTYLE

It took the success of Whiplash to convince the studio to make La La Land. Now, the musical looks like being one of this year’s biggest hits.

SHOWBIZ

Amy Huberman and Neil Morrissey will join host Ryan Tubridy to chat about their hit new legal drama Striking Out when The Late Late Show returns tomorrow night.

EXAMVIRAL

Most of us have a travel goal of road trippin’ across the United States, right? Country music blaring, feasting on burgers as we go, with never-ending views of mountains and lakes and salt flats. But it turns out, the best way to see America might not be behind the wheel, after all. Admittedly, travelling by train may sound like something your nan is more likely to do than you, but don’t judge too quickly. Here’s why…

VIDEO - OUR CHOICE

2017 is here and it has brought with it some very clear weather patterns which has made the skyline of Cork city stand-out more than it normally does.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Overwatch has been appearing on plenty of end of year lists, mostly because it's an ever-fresh slice of multiplayer mayhem.

FILM & TV: McDonalds is pretty much the leading name in fast food today, but we're pretty sure you don't know how it all came about. It started with one man, Ray Kroc, and this is his story.

TECH: OnePlus has been doing some great work bringing high performance specs to the masses, and it's gone one further with its latest handsets.

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Cork City will see the most exciting developments since independence over the next two decades with huge growth and investment which will transform its landscape, Housing Minister Simon Coveney said.

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