Evening briefing: Flights cancelled as snow finally hits. Catch up on all the headlines

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

Evening briefing: Flights cancelled as snow finally hits. Catch up on all the headlines


Two Aer Lingus flights between Dublin and London Heathrow - scheduled for today and tomorrow - have been cancelled due to bad weather conditions in Ireland the UK.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said it now looks like an election in the North is inevitable. A Sinn Féin TD has added further fuel to the belief Martin McGuinness has effectively retired from front-line politics by naming five senior figures who could step in to replace him as the party's leader in Stormont.

The Health Minister has ordered a performance review of all top managers in the HSE.

One homeless person remains inside Apollo House despite an order for the building to be vacated, which came into effect yesterday afternoon.


US President-elect Donald Trump has said the director of national intelligence "denounced" a document alleging Russia has damaging information about him.

Rudy Giuliani finally has a job in the incoming Trump administration after the president-elect's transition team announced he will lend his expertise on cyber security issues facing the private sector.

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in a 2011 bomb-and-shooting rampage, has told a court that his isolation in prison has caused him to become even more radicalised.

A fight has broken out between Turkish politicians in parliament over planned expansions to President Erdogan’s powers.



Former England manager Graham Taylor has died. He was 72. Tributes poured in for Taylor. Elton John has described the “unbreakable bond” he had with him.

Leinster will become the first team through to this season's European Champions Cup quarter-finals if they beat Montpellier in Dublin on Friday.

Goalkeeper Loris Karius believes Liverpool will be lining up at Wembley next month despite Southampton winning the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final.


It was more of a sprint than a marathon for Kevin O’Malley, appointed US ambassador to Ireland in 2014. But he achieved much in those two years.

The under-paid and the unemployed in the US distrust the experts, but will the new president repair the system he claimed was rigged and redistribute wealth, or perpetuate inequality by cutting ‘deals’ for the powerful?


A new survey shows 52% of people believe they are in the wrong career.

More than 200 Pfizer workers in Cork have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action in a dispute over employee pensions.


Cork poet Bernard O’Donoghue is on the shortlist for next week’s TS Eliot prize. He tells Colette Sheridan why, though he moved to the UK many years ago, his home area still has such a presence in his poetry.


Ever catch yourself doing unusual things while waiting in traffic? Well, we don’t feel as bad when Irish band Picture This tweeted this video of themselves covering Ed Sheeran’s lastest song, Castle on the Hill, while waiting at a red light.



We’re all obsessed with the chic Scandi lifestyle, and this is why the Danish trend for hygge exploded in popularity in 2016. The current newest and hottest Swedish thing is lagom. But really, we aren’t sure we want to try it.

If you’re on a health kick this January, who better to take a bit of fitness inspiration from than British diving hero Tom Daley?


President Michael D Higgins has urged Ireland’s budding scientists to share their knowledge with those in other parts of the world who need it, writes Evelyn Ring.


GAMES: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the latest entry in the long-running series, could be launch alongside the Nintendo Switch this March in Europe

FILM & TV: The writer of the popular video game movie adaption has completed the script and says "now the real work begins".

TECH: A new report about Samsung's much-discussed foldable smartphone suggests that the device may be unveiled to the public this year.


A scam artist who forged a doctor’s medical report as part of a personal injury claim has been successful in two previous personal injury claims.

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