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Evening briefing: Gardaí make arrest in Eddie Hutch murder investigation. Catch up on the headlines

IRELAND

Gardaí investigating the murder of Eddie Hutch have arrested a man.

Up to 20 firearms, including an assault rifle and a submachine gun, have been seized in west Dublin.

Two Aer Lingus workers and a Chinese national have been remanded in custody after being charged in connection with organised human trafficking at Dublin Airport.

The Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan is being urged to pick up the phone and speak personally to a series of Garda whistleblowers.

The EU's economics commissioner has said Brussels will "do everything to preserve" the North's peace agreement and its "special" position once Brexit negotiations begin with Britain.

The Government has given the go-ahead to include a definition of sexual consent in our laws.

A 20 year old man died after he collided with his brother and lost control of his scrambler bike on waste ground in Dublin city centre.

Girl Guides Ireland is getting ready to welcome transgender girls.

The Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, has announced the road projects that will be included in the €324m investment programme for 2017.

WORLD 

Legislation will be introduced "within days" to ensure the British Government can stick to its timetable of triggering the process of leaving the European Union by the end of March, Brexit Secretary David Davis has told British MPs.

Gaza’s Hamas rulers have warned the US not to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, saying such a step could unleash new violence.

Hopes of finding more survivors after an avalanche buried a mountain resort in central Italy under tonnes of snow and rubble are fading as the death toll rose to 15. Rescue crews at the Hotel Rigopiano in Abruzzo have also had to deal with fresh tragedy after a helicopter crashed in the same region.

A wealthy British businessman who was run over in the Ukraine was "murdered" by his internet bride while they celebrated their first wedding anniversary, his best friend has told an inquest into his death.

SPORT

GAA director general Páraic Duffy has described the Club Players Association’s (CPA) statement calling on him to “park” football championship proposals as “strange” and “a little bit surprising”, writes John Fogarty.

Kilkenny topped group two of the Bord na Móna Walsh Cup swiping to one side DCU, Antrim and Westmeath.

Munster have confirmed that JJ Hanrahan will rejoin the province from the start of next season. The Kerry fly-half left the province for Northampton in 2015.

Hull midfielder Ryan Mason is making "excellent progress" after fracturing his skull but will continue to be closely monitored in hospital, the Premier League club have announced.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists the return of Joel Matip will not single-handedly be the quick-fix solution to all their defensive problems.

OPINION

Three air corps whistleblowers complained at safety in Baldonnel. Why is the Government dragging its feet on the issue, asks Joe Leogue.

The one thing you can be certain of is that the rich will get richer on President Trump's watch, writes Fergus Finlay.

BUSINESS

The EU is considering testing banks’ defences against cyber attacks, EU officials said, as concerns grow about the industry’s vulnerability to hacking.

Banking giant HSBC has announced plans to close 62 branches across the UK this year.

President Donald Trump has made another big appointment: He’s picked Ajit Pai to head up the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This could have a big impact on net neutrality and hints at where Trump stands on key internet issues, so here’s everything you need to know.

SHOWBIZ

Meryl Streep has smashed her own record to earn her 20th Oscar nomination, just weeks after US president Donald Trump called her one of the most “over-rated actresses in Hollywood”.

It has been a great day for the Irish at the Oscar nominations with Loving star Ruth Negga, costume designer Consolata Boyle and Irish-made surreal comedy The Lobster among the nominees.

EXAMVIRAL

Watch a blonde Labrador saves black Labrador from raging river in the doggiest way ever.

From Cork to Texas here's eight 'Trump' songs you should listen to.

VIDEO - OUR CHOICE

Foil, Arms and Hog make a holy show of themselves getting their kid into Catholic school.

TECHNOW

GAMES: Pokemon Go developer Niantic is currently prepping the game's next major update which is said to feature Shiny Pokemon, customer choices and more.

FILM & TV: Lucasfilm yesterday announced that the eight instalment of the Star Wars saga will be titled STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI.

TECH: CThe Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to feature an almost bezel-less 'infinity' display covering the majority of the front of the device.

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Two Aer Lingus workers and a Chinese national have been remanded in custody after being charged in connection with organised human trafficking at Dublin Airport.

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