Evening briefing: Here are Theresa May's 12 objectives for Brexit. Catch up on all the headlines

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

Evening briefing: Here are Theresa May's 12 objectives for Brexit. Catch up on all the headlines

IRELAND

The Irish Government has welcomed the fact that British Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech provides greater clarity on the proposed approach of the British Government to the Brexit negotiation process.

Sinn Féin has been accused by the deputy leader of the DUP of triggering a snap election in Northern Ireland to secure concessions from the UK Government.

The Government is refusing to spell out how it is going to fund a pay rise for public servants. Cabinet has approved a €20 a week pay rise for tens of thousands of workers from April, five months sooner than expected.

The trial of Irish man Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt has been postponed for the 18th time. Halawa, who last month celebrated his 21st birthday, has spent almost three and a half years in prison.

WORLD 

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Theresa May delivered her most important Brexit speech this morning. In the address, she outlined 12 key objectives to make the divorce as clean, and as red-white-and-blue, as possible.

Russian president Vladimir Putin has accused the outgoing US administration of trying to undermine President-elect Donald Trump by spreading fake allegations.

Europe's human rights court has ruled that Russia must pay damages and legal costs to Americans who were barred from adopting Russian children.

The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman has been charged with helping her husband in the months leading up to the massacre that left 49 people dead.

SPORT

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As bright as Conor McGregor’s star shines in UFC the Dubliner cannot yet lay undisputed claim to being the sport’s greatest – that’s a title many feel lays with Anderson Silva.

Sale wing Tom Arscott has been suspended by his club over an alleged leak of information to Bristol that is being investigated by the Rugby Football Union.

Diego Costa ook a full part in training with the Chelsea first team on Tuesday as the likelihood of a move to China dwindled.

Normally, we’re extremely dubious when footballers make excuses for their social media posts (looking at you Joleon Lescott), but we’re willing to give Jamie Carragher the benefit of the doubt.

OPINION

In bringing up the ravages of inner city crime, Donald Trump is highlighting an area where the US has been pretty successful in the past 20 years, writes Timothy L O’Brien

The former Exxon Mobil oil giant boss has more influence than most presidents and knows how to cut a deal. He would be an able secretary of state, says Amir Handjani

BUSINESS

Brexit is the biggest threat to the farming sector in half a century, according to the Irish Farmers Association.

More than half of Northern Ireland's exports went to the EU last year, economic data said. The trade was worth £3 billion, according to Revenue and Customs.

LIFESTYLE

Men as young as 20 have erectile dysfunction, desensitised by their use of porn, which can easily become an addiction, says Gwen Loughman

SHOWBIZ

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President-elect Donald Trump should be stopped from issuing personal attacks on Twitter, The Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington has said.

EXAMVIRAL

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A Staffordshire Bull Terrier who swallowed a kitchen knife has been saved after undergoing emergency surgery.

A breast cancer charity has come up with a simple but eye-opening way of visualising what breast cancer can look and feel like, with the aim of helping to save someone’s life.

VIDEO - OUR CHOICE

Tickets for U2’s Joshua Tree 30th anniversary concert in Croke Park next July are appearing on resale websites at prices of more than €1,000 each, prompting fresh calls for anti-touting legislation.

TECHNOW

GAMES: Biohazard fans beware! A major spoiler from the ending of the soon to be released Resident Evil 7 has hit the web, as noted in an article from Eurogamer.

FILM & TV: The upcoming Wonder Woman movie, one of the DC Extended Universes’ flagship films, could be a complete disaster if Schmoes Know host Sasha Perl-Raver to be believed.

TECH: Today (17 Jan) is the last day you will be able to download and save your Vines from the popular Twitter-owned app before it becomes Vine Camera.

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RTÉ's Dancing with the Stars make-up artist has hit back at Hughie Maughan after he blamed her for that look on Sunday night’s live show.

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