Evening briefing: McGuinness quits as North's Deputy First Minister. Catch up on all the headlines

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

Evening briefing: McGuinness quits as North's Deputy First Minister. Catch up on all the headlines


Martin McGuinness has tendered his resignation Deputy First Minister in the North. The Government in Dublin has appealed for calm in Stormont in the wake of Martin McGuinness’ resignation.

Attempts to build millions of euro worth of business deals between Ireland and Egypt could be blocked unless the Ibrahim Halawa case is "satisfactorily" resolved.

At least 730 US military flights came through Shannon Airport last year, anti-war campaigners have claimed.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has revealed that 106 Enforcement Orders were served on food businesses for breaches of food safety legislation in 2016.


The co-pilot in the crash of a Germanwings plane in the French Alps in 2015 in which 150 people died acted alone, prosecutors have concluded.

Scotland's First Minister has ruled out holding a second referendum on independence this year.

We shouldn’t care what our politicians look like, but scientists have revealed that we do – and it means those on the right have the advantage.

One of the tallest waterfalls in Europe is starting to ice over and it's all kinds of beautiful.


History was made this morning with the launch of the first Club Players Association at the home of All Ireland champions Ballyboden in Dublin. Leading GAA figures from all over Ireland gathered to send a clear one-ticket message - Fix the Fixtures.

Chris Robshaw will miss the entire RBS Six Nations with a shoulder problem that further deepens England's injury troubles.

Leinster will have to overcome Montpellier in the Champions Cup at the weekend without the assistance of Sean Cronin.

Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United will not be distracted by this weekend's clash with Liverpool and their top-four quest as he bids to maintain his impressive EFL Cup record by reaching Wembley.


The CSO provides data on everything from baby names to shopping habits and economic growth, writes Joe Leogue.

Today marks the 10th birthday of the iPhone, the device that redefined the mobile phone and helped make Apple the most valuable company in the world, writes Martyn Landi.


Brexit is the number one challenge for companies working with Enterprise Ireland.

Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor said the Government will keep close ties with the UK, but said they are preparing for a worst case Brexit scenario.


Though legal changes are afoot, children’s safety on social media is a matter of education, reports Andrea Mara.


US President-elect Donald Trump has described Meryl Streep as “one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood” after she took aim at him during the Golden Globes.


Pranksters all around the world tipped their hats to whoever managed to change the iconic Hollywood sign to “Hollyweed” on New Year’s Day. Now, the artist who claims he was responsible has come forward.

We know we shouldn’t laugh at other people’s misfortune. But, according to Twitter user Chris Mandle, a friend of his had a bit of a date fail at the weekend. And it’s just really hard not to laugh at, OK?


GAMING: Mass Effect Andromeda is coming out on March 23, a release date that was only recently confirmed.

FILM & TV: Behold the latest TV spot for the Lego Batman Movie!

TECH: When Apple released the iPhone 7 Plus last year they promised that more features would be coming down the line.


Kirsty Donohue’s eldest child told her he was a boy trapped in a girl’s body. She tells Claire O’Sullivan about the journey her family has been on since that day.

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