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IRELAND

The motion to nominate Enda Kenny as Taoiseach has been rejected in the Dáil. It was defeated by 80 votes to 51. Micheál Martin's bid for Taoiseach has also been rejected by a Dáil vote. He lost out by 95 votes to 43.

The Independent Alliance abstained from the vote for a Taoiseach as the group believes neither of the main parties have put forward radical enough measures.

Fianna Fáil have put Irish Water front and centre in a negotiation document given to Independent TDs today.

The Government has launched a tender for millions of polling cards, as talk of a second General Election has heightened.

The DUP has pledged to stop "squandering money" on Irish language schools and bring grading systems into line with the rest of the UK.

WORLD

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The president of Ukraine has become the latest prominent politician to deny wrongdoing after his name was linked to secretive offshore accounts arranged by a Panama law firm.

Republican Donald Trump has emerged from the Wisconsin primaries as a damaged front-runner following a crushing primary loss to rival Ted Cruz, deepening questions about the billionaire businessman's presidential qualifications and pushing the Republican Party toward a rare contested convention nomination fight.

SPORT

Catch-up with what you've missed today with our evening briefing

Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke insists he will shed no tears at the end of what could be his final appearance in the Masters this week. Elsewhere, Rory McIlroy summed it up perfectly when he said he felt less "exposed" at this year's Masters than he did in 2015, when his quest for the career grand slam and the return of Tiger Woods dominated the build-up.

Police raided UEFA headquarters today after its former secretary general and now FIFA president Gianni Infantino became embroiled in the Panama Papers affair.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp heads back to former club Borussia Dortmund on Thursday for the first time since leaving in May. These are some of the issues surrounding Liverpool’s Europa League quarter-final in Germany.

BUSINESS

Uncertainty surrounding the next Government may be contributing to a decline in consumer sentiment. It has seen the largest drop in seventeen months, according to the latest index published today by the ESRI and KBC Bank.

Almost €4.5bn was spent on debit cards here last December. Figures released by the Central Bank show that nearly 2.8 billion was Point of Sale activity.

LIFESTYLE

Catch-up with what you've missed today with our evening briefing

You may have heard people in the fashion know commenting on your ‘cold shoulder’ this season. Fear not, it doesn’t mean your resting ‘bitch face’ is at play again. No, instead you are obviously embracing the season’s must-have trend, the off-the-shoulder top.

VIEWPOINTS

Some say we should forget about wars. However, rather than glorify or celebrate them, we should remember every gory detail to try to prevent further conflicts, writes Ryle Dwyer

VIDEO

When this Irish dad came across his young son making an absolute hames of turning on the Hoover (a bad sign), he recognised the opportunity to impart a valuable life lesson.

VIRAL

Colaiste Muire in Cobh has been celebrating Wellbeing Week in the hope of creating more positive attitudes to physical and mental health, both in school and their local area. One of the things they’ve done is perform an incredible flash mob to promote positivity in the school.

We have some good news to brighten up your Wednesday - the antique clock taken from Dingle pub Dick Mack’s has been found.

TECHNOW

GAMING:Tracer's celebration in Overwatch came under some real scrutiny and has been replaced with one that has less bum on show

MOVIES: The Huntman: Winter’s War is the story of what happened to the character played by Chris Hemsworth before 2012’s Snow White. And also some stuff that happens afterwards for some reason.

TECH: If you've ever wanted to capture your gaming footage and edit it together, this latest Elgato box will make it easier than ever before

SHOWBIZ

Paris Jackson is all grown up and almost unrecognisable from that shy, brown haired 11-year-old we were introduced to at Michael Jackson's memorial ceremony in 2009.Since her late father’s death the 17-year-old aspiring singer has refused to celebrate her birthday as she couldn’t face the heartbreaking memories that came with it, but as this year she turns 18 she decided to mark the day by getting a tattoo in tribute to her dad.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

When you’re a working jockey it’s hard to find time to fit mundane things in to your schedule like, for example, going to Buckingham Palace to collect an MBE. In fact Tony McCoy was so busy when he was made an MBE, he never actually made it to the palace at all. It was something the Queen didn’t forget several years later when he was made an OBE


Lifestyle

Paul McLauchlan meets Nicholas HoultThe kid from About A Boy is now the face of Armani

Living in a world of sensory overload, it comes as no surprise that purity is a welcome breath of fresh air when it comes to our wardrobes.Men's fashion with Paul McLaughlan: The return to minimalism

Suzie Monaghan works with her inspiring father in the clothing business he founded 60 years ago, writes Rowena WalshBusiness merger: Daughter joins forces with her father, Ireland’s oldest retailer

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