Morning briefing: Trump begins immigration crackdown with Mexico border wall move. Catch up on all the headlines

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Morning briefing: Trump begins immigration crackdown with Mexico border wall move. Catch up on all the headlines

IRELAND

Banks should be punished for their “disgraceful” treatment of tracker mortgage customers, says Finance Minister Michael Noonan.

Gardaí have been set targets this year to cut crime, increase victim satisfaction, and improve public ratings, in the first such policing demands on the organisation.

Ireland has a new multi-millionaire, after an Irish ticket scooped last night's €88,587,275 jackpot. Whoever on this island scooped the jackpot last night is today thanking their lucky stars that the third biggest win in our Euromillions history is, literally, theirs for the taking.

A nationwide security review of all airports is set to be launched amid concerns the alleged people smuggling at Dublin Airport means Ireland is “wide open to a terrorist attack”.

Met Éireann has issued a yellow wind warning for coastal counties.

WORLD

Donald Trump is beginning tough action on immigration, starting with steps to build his proposed wall along the US-Mexico border, administration officials have said.

Aides and associates of President Trump say he is dogged by insecurity over his loss of the popular vote in the US election and a persistent frustration that the legitimacy of his presidency is being challenged by Democrats and the media.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s blistering first press conference stunned the media world. We asked experts how the press should report on obviously false claims coming from the most powerful administration in the world.

SPORT

Munster director of rugby, Rassie Erasmus, enjoying a week off from active duty, has made little of reports linking him with the top job back home in South Africa.

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

Jerome Stack has stepped down as Tipperary senior football team coach, less than four months after being appointed to the role.

The Munster Council’s decision to introduce an U25 hurling championship has been given the thumbs-down by GAA director general Páraic Duffy.

OPINION

Departing UCC president, Michael Murphy, welcomes funding from industry but worries it dictates research decisions, he tells Education Correspondent Niall Murray.

Revitalising small towns takes many things: A bus or rail service is one of them, writes Gerard Howlin.

BUSINESS

The slump in the vale of sterling following the Brexit vote will likely hit the number of visitors from Britain, new research conducted in Britain revealed.

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has said the airline is “relatively close” to signing a feeder flight/connectivity deal with a transatlantic carrier and should have one in place by the summer.

LIFESTYLE

When dark days hit, Eva Lawes heads straight for the kitchen, she tells Rita de Brún.

Ruth Negga’s family in Limerick were quite simply bursting with pride at her Oscar nomination for best actress for her role in Loving.

SHOWBIZ

Sir Ian McKellen has said he is “too selfish” to have considered fatherhood, as he lifts the lid on his family history for a BBC documentary.

EXAMVIRAL

The Donald Trump Presidency is underway and musicians from Cork to California have not been shy in setting their thoughts to music so here's 8 pro and anti-Trump songs that have caught our attention in recent weeks.

Ronan Jennings reviews the latest in gaming, including Dragon Quest VIII, Tales of Berseria and Xenoblade Chronicles.

VIDEO - OUR CHOICE

Joe O'Connor struck an unbelievable point right at the end of a famous 1-14 to 0-10 victory for DCU against Waterford IT

TECHNOW

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

TECH: The 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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Ireland has a new multi-millionaire, after an Irish ticket scooped last night's €88,587,275 jackpot. Whoever on this island scooped the jackpot last night is today thanking their lucky stars that the third biggest win in our Euromillions history is, literally, theirs for the taking.

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