Morning briefing: Bid to identify men killed in Waterford crash. Catch up on all the headlines

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

IRELAND

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will not oversee another budget and will have to be gone by next summer, senior Fine Gael ministers have said.

Gardaí were last night working to identify three men who died when their car burst into flames following a two-vehicle collision in Waterford yesterday.

More than 600 hospital staff are assaulted each year, with nurses bearing the brunt of workplace violence.

House building is set to fall even further behind demand based on new forecasts that put the number of extra homes needed at a higher level than previously thought.

Irish households will spend an average of more than €2,500 for Christmas 2016.

WORLD

Morning briefing: Bid to identify men killed in Waterford crash. Catch up on all the headlines

Italy's populist opposition 5-Star Movement says it is ready to run the country after voters triggered the demise of prime minister Matteo Renzi with a stinging defeat on his reforms referendum.

Donald Trump has been criticising China on Twitter. The US president-elect says the country didn't consult America on monetary policy or on building a military complex in the South China Sea.

Police in North Dakota - where thousands of people are protesting a controversial pipeline project - have defended their use of rubber bullets and water canon.

The death toll from a fire that tore through a California warehouse which housed an artist collective has risen to 30.

SPORT

Morning briefing: Bid to identify men killed in Waterford crash. Catch up on all the headlines

Cuala (Dublin) 3-19 O’Loughlin Gaels (Kilkenny) 1-16: History made but most importantly the record set straight for Cuala who made amends in style for falling at this hurdle 12 months ago.

Former League of Ireland striker Eoin Doyle faces a whopping internal fine and three-match ban after being branded a disgrace by his Preston manager following his punch-up with his team-mate Jermaine Beckford on Saturday.

Eddie Jones insists England must bristle with ambition when they seek to build on a perfect first year under his guidance by successfully defending their RBS 6 Nations title.

Tiger Woods admitted there had been “some pretty dire times” during his 15-month injury absence after a closing 76 saw him finish 15th at the Hero World Challenge, 14 shots behind winner Hideki Matsuyama.

OPINION

Building the National Children’s Hospital in Dublin’s inner city is nonsensical. Connolly is a much better fit and the Government must admit it was wrong, writes Fin Breatnach.

Eddie Cassidy, who was then West Cork correspondent for the ‘Cork Examiner’, recalls the fate of the Kowloon Bridge, which ran aground 30 years ago this week.

BUSINESS

The value of the euro has dropped to a 20-month low against the dollar after the resignation of Italy's prime minister.

Kyran Fitzgerald says that rather than drain the swamp as he promised in his election campaign, Donald Trump will actually bring more alligators with him next month.

LIFESTYLE

Morning briefing: Bid to identify men killed in Waterford crash. Catch up on all the headlines
 

It’s a busy time for Panto director Simon Delaney. He tells Andrea Mara about his plans for the festive season.

SHOWBIZ

Strictly Come Dancing professional Janette Manrara has dismissed the show’s “curse” as she plans her wedding to fellow pro dancer Aljaz Skorjanec.

EXAMVIRAL

An act of sportsmanship between two young Irish brothers in a 'Kidathlon' has moved many people.

VIDEO - OUR CHOICE

The annual Santa Splash for The Hope Foundation took place Sunday afternoon at 1pm on Garretstown Beach

TECHNOW

GAMINGThe creator of Metal Gear Solid is back at it again. Hideo Kojima is working away hard at his next title Death Stranding.

MOVIES/TVWe said it might happen yesterday, but now we have confirmation, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air will be coming to Netflix.

TECHApple maps release was a bit of the disaster for the tech giant from Cupertino. However they will be looking to improve their maps app with the use of drones to map out their own data.

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Gardaí were last night working to identify three men who died when their car burst into flames following a two-vehicle collision in Waterford yesterday.


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