: The National Bus & Rail Union (NBRU) has formally served notice of all-out strike action at Bus Éireann, beginning on February 20. Meanwhile, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has today warned teachers affiliated to the ASTI not to expect any improved offer on pay.
: Enda Kenny has said that most EU leaders understand Ireland is a "special case" when it comes to Brexit and he has warned Britain that fresh borders in the North will have "very serious consequences", writes Juno McEnroe, Political Correspondent in Malta.
: The ISPCC has welcomed the repeal of exemptions for child marriage included in the Domestic Violence Bill published by Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald today.
: There was a serious incident outside the Louvre museum in Paris today when a man, who was wielding a machete and shouting “Allahu akhbar” attacked soldiers.
: Fewer than 60,000 people had their visas provisionally cancelled after an executive order blocked their travel to the US, the State Department has said.
: The city of Bowling Green in Kentucky has been at the centre of the news because of a non-existent massacre Kellyanne Conway claimed happened there.
: Rory Best has backed Conor Murray to thrive amid the pressure of facing Scotland with a target on his back.
... SOME DISTRACTION
: It can be difficult for mums on the go to find time to do their makeup. But all that’s needed is five minutes, writes Carolyn Moore.
: Bungling burglar Sean Crawshaw has been branded Britain's worst crook after getting stuck in the bathroom window of a house he was trying to raid.
: The seaside town of Tramore in Co Waterford was hit by enormous waves last night.