Evening briefing: Weather warnings withdrawn by Met Eireann. Catch up on all the headlines

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Evening briefing: Weather warnings withdrawn by Met Eireann. Catch up on all the headlines

IRELAND

The jury in Sean Fitzpatrick’s trial has been hearing about multi-million euro loans approved by Anglo Irish Bank to him in 2006 and 2007.

Met Eireann has withdrawn its weather warnings for snow and ice, despite some lingering snow showers.

T.K. Whitaker has been remembered as a joyful man and a patriot. The funeral mass of the 100 year old former civil servant, took place this morning at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook in Dublin.

Progress has been made on the development of the Rochestown Educate Together National School in Rochestown, Co Cork.

WORLD 

Donald Trump has hit out at what he calls his "sleazebag" opponents in a series of new tweets.

The Vatican is letting homeless people sleep in a Rome church during a spell of unusually cold weather for the Italian capital.

The US and five other world powers have approved Iran importing as much as 130 tons of uranium, Iran's English language Press TV reported.

A 12-year-old New York City boy has been accused of pulling a gun on a classmate and demanding that she give him her chicken nugget.

SPORT

West Brom star Darren Fletcher says former Manchester United teammate Roy Keane is the player who has had the most profound effect on his career.

Sale are being investigated over a possible breach of concussion management protocol, the Rugby Football Union has announced.

Arsene Wenger has branded one of Arsenal’s biggest rumours of the January transfer window as “fake news” in what appeared to be a very topical reference to Donald Trump.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson and defender Joel Matip are back in training and could feature against Manchester United.

OPINION

Rent control alone is not enough. We need a multi-faceted approach unhindered by the chronic short-termism of clientilism, says Eddie Hobbs.

Parents have harsh words for health minister at unit opening in Mallow, reports Catherine Shanahan

BUSINESS

French magistrates are investigating possible fraud by carmaker Renault involving its diesel emissions controls, in the wake of the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal.

Ulster Bank says emergency cash is available for customers whose payments have been delayed. The bank has been having problems processing transactions today - including the transfer of some wages.

LIFESTYLE

Natalie Portman tells Helen Barlow about her Oscar-tipped role as Jackie Kennedy in the days after JFK was killed.

SHOWBIZ

One weekend of dry January down, only three more to go, but who’s counting? Don’t worry stay strong … we’re here to tell you what's on the telly tonight.

EXAMVIRAL

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The constantly runny nose, the annoying cough, a winter cold is an inevitable part of going back to work in January, but here’s how to sort it, and quickly.

Korean Billy’s guide to English dialects is by now legendary, but he’s surprised us with his latest upload.

VIDEO

The BallTalk team are divided on whether the expansion of the FIFA World Cup to 48 teams is a good or a bad thing.

TECHNOW

GAMES: Nintendo finally revealed how much the new Switch console will cost when it is released on March 3rd during yesterday’s Nintendo Switch event.

FILM & TV: Peter Dinklage, who plays everyone’s favourite Lannister in Game of Thrones, is reportedly being considering for a role in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War.

TECH: YouTube has announced a new function, Super Chat, that allows viewers to pay to pin a comment to the top of a live video stream

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Four powerful cardinals have already gone public with their doubts about the current pope, while some have virtually accused him of heresy, writes TP O’Mahony.

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