Evening briefing: Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States. Catch up on the headlines

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Evening briefing: Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States. Catch up on the headlines

IRELAND

The crimes of predatory priest Brendan Smyth were ignored to protect the good name of the Catholic church, a public inquiry found.

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams says there are no plans for any announcement about his own future as party leader "for now".

Victims of historic child abuse in the North should receive state-backed compensation payments of up to £100,000, an inquiry has recommended.

A man has been arrested in connection with an on-going investigation into the murder of Irene White.

The HSE has denied claims that it has run €6m over budget on the renovation of a hospital in County Tipperary.

WORLD 

Donald Trump has made his first address as President of the United States.

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SPORT

Burnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick has admitted he would love to entice childhood friend and fellow Republic of Ireland international Robbie Brady to Turf Moor.

Pep Guardiola has denied he and Sergio Aguero have been discussing the player's future at Manchester City.

For anyone who thinks golf is boring, this video should change your mind.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is looking forward to being able to give Philippe Coutinho a first Premier League start since November against Swansea on Saturday.

OPINION

Martin McGuinness turned to republicanism after witnessing the oppression of nationalists but went on to forge warm bonds with former enemies, writes Daniel McConnell.

A year since a commission of investigation was promised into the ‘Grace’ foster home abuse scandal there has been no inquiry, and there’s no justice for the victims, writes Political Editor Daniel McConnell.

BUSINESS

Germany will do "whatever we can" to ensure a successful outcome to Brexit negotiations within the two-year deadline set down in the EU treaties, the country's finance minister has said.

A high-tech message in a bottle used to teach children how far litter thrown into the sea can travel has washed up in Scotland, more than 8,000 miles (12,875km) from its starting point in Iceland.

Testing and researching autonomous car technology is the on-trend thing to do in the motoring industry right now, so naturally General Motors has followed the likes of Google, Ford and Uber by showing off their own public testing.

SHOWBIZ

Here's what you can watch instead of Donald Trump's inauguration.

Look who’s on Graham Norton tonight.

EXAMVIRAL

What might happen in Donald Trump's first 1,000 days as president?

Wexford man nails what it’s like to have man flu in one epic song.

VIDEO - OUR CHOICE

There are massive traffic delays on the South link road, Cork, following an accident near the Rochestown interchange.

TECHNOW

GAMES: Nintendo is considering adding video apps like Netflix to the Nintendo Switch following the console's launch in March.

FILM & TV: Mixed martial arts master Anderson Silva has signed up to star in the upcoming Chinese action movie, Made in Kowloon.

TECH: A meeting of the Unicode Technical Committee next week will include a discussion about the possibility of adding redhead emojis in a future update.

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