Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com today.
The Independent Alliance is seeking a joint meeting with acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and themselves "in the next 24 hours" in a bid to force a breakthrough to the political stalemate. Earlier today Fianna Fáil’s Jack Chambers has claimed a coalition with Fine Gael “will not happen”.
A teenage girl has died after collapsing at a Gaelic football match in Co Wexford.
The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network said that it is disappointed by the Pope's document on love and the family, calling it a missed opportunity to tackle homophobia.
A judge has refused to grant a stay on his orders preventing work on buildings in Dublin's Moore Street area.
People living under flight paths at Dublin Airport have revealed their daily nightmare as negotiations are planned on limiting the noise impact of a second runway.
Irish actor Devon Murray, who played Seamus Finnigan in the Harry Potter movies, has denied that he spent all this earnings on “women, cars and drink”.
The largest container ship to ever visit Ireland docked in the Port of Cork this morning to deliver its cargo of over five million bananas - at least one for everyone in the country.
The decomposed remains of missing British police officer were discovered after a neighbour alerted Scotland Yard to a "smell of death" coming from a housing estate flat.
Officials at a US high school are investigating a photo on social media showing students playing a "Jews V Nazis" drinking game.
Connacht captain John Muldoon reckons the time is ripe for the province to win silverware, writes Linley Mackenzie.
Wexford Youths should bounce into Turner’s Cross this evening with a newfound spring in their step, on the back of two successive wins. In the English Premier League, Wayne Rooney has returned to training, but will not be risked in Manchester United's crucial trip to Tottenham.
Shane Lowry put himself in a position to dream big thanks to a first-round four-under-par 68 at Augusta National on Thursday night to leave him just two shots off the lead. However he did have a rather awkward interview after his excellent round.
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Ryanair have cancelled 108 flights that were scheduled for tomorrow because of an air traffic control strike in Italy.
More than 20,000 new cars were licensed in March, and new car sales in the first three months of the year were up in total by 30%.
We now accept when girls dress up as an astronauts or pirates. But a boy princess? Arlene Harris talks to three Irish mums who think it’s time to put gender stereotypes behind us.
Does Micheál Martin not see the irony in all this big talk of Dáil reform, all the while shirking what would be the biggest reform of all — a coalition with Fine Gael, writes Alison O’Connor
Which manager has got the most out of his team this season? Balltalk's Steve Neville (@SteveNeville_), Robert McNamara (@whatrobdidnext) and Neville O'Donoghue (@bewarmers) discuss.
A funeral director who is in the process of a moving a Boeing 767 by sea to Sligo captivated the nation this morning.
Jeremy Clarkson’s new Amazon Prime motoring show does not have a title yet, but it can now boast a trailer in which the former Top Gear star brainstorms possible names alongside co-hosts James May and Richard Hammond.[/url]
GAMING:Nintendo's upcoming NX console will be capable of outputting 4K video, according to a new rumour.
MOVIES: Guillermo del Toro is working on a Netflix show by the name of Trollhunters. This image gives us our first indication as to what it'll look like.
TECH: We've seen videos of drones causing issues for random people trying to enjoy their day out and animals in the wild, but now they're invading homes!
A host of A-listers will be descending on Dublin this weekend for the 2016 IFTA Awards. Hosted by Moone Boy star Deirdre O’Kane, this year’s ceremony will honour film veteran Liam Neeson and Touched By An Angel’s Roma Downey who will both receive accolades for their work in the industry.
Conor Murray was asked by Nicole Fitz on Twitter if would he go to the Debs with her if she got 150 retweets - and the sports star may have just made it happen, completely by accident.
But he has since dashed the hopes of the young girl.
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