Evening briefing: Government agrees to new evidence review on Stardust. Catch up on the headlines

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Evening briefing: Government agrees to new evidence review on Stardust. Catch up on the headlines

IRELAND

Update 4.17pm: The Government is to order a new review of the evidence around the Stardust nightclub fire in which 48 people died.

A group calling itself the new IRA has claimed responsibility for a shooting attack on a Northern Ireland police officer, according to reports.

51 people have been arrested in the Kilkenny area over the past three days as part of Operation Thor.

The Department of Justice says it has been forced to close a Direct Provision centre in Limerick over health and safety concerns.

Update 3pm: National Lottery says the winner of 88 million euro in last nights euromillions has made contact with them.

37 Syrian refugees have arrived in county Clare.

Tributes have continued to flow in for developer Owen O’Callaghan who was laid to rest today, writes Kevin O'Neill and David Linnane.

WORLD 

A draft executive order shows President Donald Trump asking for a review of America’s methods for interrogating terror suspects and whether the US should reopen CIA-run "black site" prisons outside the United States.

Protesters have climbed a 270ft construction site crane just streets from the White House and unfurled a banner calling for resistance to President Donald Trump.

The leader of Britain's Labour party has apologised - after wrongly claiming a police officer shot in Belfast this week had died.

Somalia, South Sudan and Syria are the most corrupt countries in the world, according to newly released figures.

SPORT

Conor McGregor doesn’t tire of telling the UFC how important he is to their business, and the pay-per-view (PPV) numbers from 2016 back up his point completely.

Dylan Hartley has been confirmed as England captain for the RBS 6 Nations - and was accompanied at Wednesday's official tournament launch by a bruised Eddie Jones.

Anti-Semitic songs chanted by passengers on a tram ahead of Manchester City's Premier League meeting with Tottenham on Saturday have been widely condemned by the Jewish community.

Usain Bolt has lost his 4×100 metres relay gold medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympics as a result of Jamaica team-mate Nesta Carter being disqualified for a doping violation.

OPINION

A country’s right to autonomy can no longer define international relations, because what happens there affects everyone else, says Richard N Haass.

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

BUSINESS

Ireland now has full knowledge on how the UK intends to exit the EU and that provides a level of insight that helps shape how to respond, writes Joe Gill.

Pierre Moscovici, head of tax at the European Commission, was in Dublin yesterday and said he was open to compromises that would help encourage Ireland to buy into Brussels’ new tax proposal that aims to share out Europe’s corporate tax spoils.

The Dow Jones industrial average has traded above 20,000 points for the first time.

SHOWBIZ

How-to website Wikihow has apologised after an illustration in an article called How to be a Congressman depicted Barack Obama, Beyonce and Jay Z as white.

Pop star Madonna has filed for the adoption of two more children from Malawi.

EXAMVIRAL

Someone found a bin that looks like Donald Trump and the internet's having a field day with it.

As magazine chief Alexandra Shulman announces she’s stepping down from fashion bible Vogue, feast your eyes on some of her most memorable covers.

VIDEO - OUR CHOICE

The 2017 Lidl National League was launched today at the Lidl Headquarters in Tallaght with players and managers attending, but the main topic of conversation concerned arguably one of the greatest ever Ladies Footballers, Cora Staunton.

TECHNOW

GAMES: Great news for sidekicks everywhere; Robin has been added to the Injustice 2 roster.

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: Blackberry has confirmed that it will launch its latest smartphone, 'Mercury', right before this year's Mobile World Conference on Feb 25.

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