Rory O'Carroll leaves Dublin, Ryanair's new planes and skywriters take aim at Donald Trump
After a busy weekend of news and sport, here's what you need to know this Monday morning.
As part of an ongoing revamp of the company's image, Ryanair have unveiled a change to the interior design of their new fleet of planes.
The company made the announcement on Twitter, where they shared an image of the interiors of the new Boeing 737-800 aircraft, the first of which are due to arrive in January.
The Labour Party has reportedly drafted an election ad that shows Gerry Adams and Micheál Martin as a gay couple.
According to the Sunday Independent, the photo of the pair on their wedding day carries the tag line - 'This is one marriage we should vote NO to this year'.
Civil rights campaign of our generation sacrificed for puerile playground politics. Tax payers resources squandered. pic.twitter.com/TrFGfcJCYP— Colm Keaveney T.D. (@Colm_Keaveney) January 3, 2016
Two bouncers have been dismissed after an alleged assault outside a pub in Kilkenny.
A video of the incident, taken outside Matt The Millers's pub early on New Year's morning, appears to show a man being pinned down by one bouncer while another steps on his head.
A number of messages aimed at Donald Trump were seen in the skies above California on New Year's Day, ahead of the big Rose Bowl football game.
The messages were written in the sky above the famous Rose Parade, which takes place every New Year's Day in Pasadena ahead of the game.
The three time All-Ireland winning defender Rory O'Carroll will leave the panel in 2016, it was confirmed on Sunday.
Speaking to the Irish Times, Jim Gavin confirmed the news that O'Carroll would be headed to New Zealand for the year, citing work reasons as the cause.