Morning briefing: Fears of ‘spectacular’ attack in gangland feud. Catch up on all the headlines

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

Morning briefing: Fears of ‘spectacular’ attack in gangland feud. Catch up on all the headlines

IRELAND

Gardaí are fearing “some form of spectacular” from both sides of the Kinahan-Hutch feud as the anniversary of the Regency Hotel attack approaches next week.

The Dáil will vote today on plans for a scoping inquiry into the Stardust fire. The families of the 48 victims of the 1981 Stardust tragedy have welcomed a decision by the Government to appoint a judge to assess whether a new inquiry into the blaze is needed.

Weather warnings are in place for several coastal counties today.

Focus Ireland has said new Government figures reporting that, for the first time, over 7,000 people are homeless shows the crisis is deepening.

Ireland’s 10th ever EuroMillions jackpot winners have made contact with National Lottery HQ after scooping €88.5m in Tuesday’s draw, and can look forward to collecting the money from next week.

WORLD

Donald Trump is expected to move as early as Thursday to stem the flow of all refugees to the US and bar those fleeing war-torn Syria indefinitely, as Mexico's president was said to be considering calling off his visit to Washington.

President Donald Trump has declared that he believes torture works as his administration prepared a sweeping review of how America conducts the war on terror.

The final death toll from the devastating avalanche in Italy stands at 29 after the final bodies were pulled out of the rubble of a hotel crushed by tons of snow.

SPORT

Serena Williams will have to beat her sister Venus to win an Open era record 23rd grand slam title after she overcame Mirjana Lucic-Baroni at the Australian Open.

Anfield has a long-held reputation for great cup nights. Yet all the noise the Kop could muster was not enough to carry Liverpool to Wembley. Instead, the glory was all Southampton’s.

Joe Schmidt’s confidence that out-half Johnny Sexton will be fit for next month’s RBS 6 Nations Championship coincides with an upgrade to his expectations about Ireland’s prospects in this season’s Championship.

Cork’s fourth win of the Co-Op Superstores.ie Munster SHL denied Clare a place in this Sunday’s decider.

OPINION

We cannot continue to think of the internet as a separate domain of our social lives. What happens online is part of the real world now, says Derek Chambers.

The contentious relationship between the new US president and the media over who is telling the truth will not benefit either and will not serve democracy, says Peter Apps.

BUSINESS

Just 130 applicants for the Immigrant Investor Programme have been approved since 2012.

The chief executive of London City Airport (LCY) is targeting further in-bound passenger growth from Dublin. He wants renewed services between the airport and regional Irish bases, including Cork.

LIFESTYLE

Alissa MacMillan discovers what the new creativity movement is all about – and why you should try it.

SHOWBIZ

Graham Norton has joked his National Television Awards prize will “turn to hell” after he forgot to thank his mother while on stage.

EXAMVIRAL

IrishExaminer.com and UCC are joining together to help advise Leaving Cert students on their CAO options.

With the Euromillions winner dominating the news, we looked at a few options how to spend €88million.

VIDEO - OUR CHOICE

Ireland captain Rory Best has warned his side they will have to play better than they did to beat the All Blacks if they want to get their 2017 RBS 6 Nations campaign off to a winning start in Scotland next week.

TECHNOW

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

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

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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Donald Trump has signed directives which will not only see a wall built along the US border with Mexico, but also crack down on cities that shield illegal immigrants, such as the undocumented Irish.

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