Thursday morning briefing: Taoiseach confirms Patrick's Day visit to US after phonecall with Donald Trump. Catch up on all the headlines

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

US ELECTION

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has spoken with US President Elect Donald Trump. The Taoiseach held a ten-minute phone call with Mr Trump last night, with both men committing to working for the mutual benefit of the two countries.

Donald Trump offered something different to the disgruntled and disillusioned, beating a centuries old, two-party system. He has also made dangerous pledges and has the same access to the nuclear button as he has to his Twitter account, writes Michael Clifford.

West Clare Village celebrates close links to ‘number one and two’ in the White House, writes Gordon Deegan.

Thousands of protesters flooded city streets across America to condemn Donald Trump’s election in demonstrations that showed the raw divisions exposed by the presidential race.

Since the public consciousness became aware of Hillary Clinton, she has never hidden her ambitions. Despite a wealth of political experience, she has always divided and polarised opinion, writes Will Dunham

Get all the latest on the US Election HERE.

IRELAND

The Government has left the door open to the future privatisation of Irish Water, the Dáil heard last night.

A Cork student pleaded guilty yesterday to a charge of dangerous driving causing the death of a mother and daughter last Christmas.

SIPTU says pay needs to be restored to public sector workers faster.

The exact issues being discussed in talks to resolve the secondary school teachers’ dispute remained unclear last night.

WORLD

Thursday morning briefing: Taoiseach confirms Patrick's Day visit to US after phonecall with Donald Trump. Catch up on all the headlines

Two bodies found on the rural property of a South Carolina man linked to five other deaths were a couple who had a history of begging and had been buried there for nearly a year.

A gunman's opened fire in Seattle wounding five people, one critically.

A hand grenade attack on the French embassy in Athens has injured a policeman.

SPORT

Thursday morning briefing: Taoiseach confirms Patrick's Day visit to US after phonecall with Donald Trump. Catch up on all the headlines

Six questions in, all of them a variation on the theme that was his absence from the Ireland squad for last weekend’s historic defeat of the All Blacks in Chicago, and Peter O’Mahony’s calm exterior cracks just a tad.

Austria have the talent to overcome Ireland and their “machine” Jon Walters on Saturday, according to Arnautovic.

Galway hurling PRO Jarlath Cloonan has raised the possibility of the county negotiating a return to the Munster senior hurling championship if the Leinster Council continue to refuse them home games and entry to their underage competitions.

Henrik Stenson can seal a second Race to Dubai title with victory in the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City this week as an off-form Danny Willett tries to “find some game” at Sun City.

OPINION

America voted for Trump, they must now live with him, writes Eleanor Tiernan

His narcissism seems to know no bounds, he is full of bluff and bluster, but Donald Trump also has a vulnerable side, writes Jill Colvin

BUSINESS

The double whammy from Brexit and now a new US president who has pledged to slash US corporate taxes poses the biggest risk to Ireland’s economic business model since it was first devised in the late 1980s, analysts have warned.

Data protection and the development of a Digital Single Market are just two items up for discussion during a two-day visit by EU Commissioner Vera Jourová.

LIFESTYLE

Thursday morning briefing: Taoiseach confirms Patrick's Day visit to US after phonecall with Donald Trump. Catch up on all the headlines
 

Paula Burns sees some similarities with Nicole Scherzinger. Mostly it’s their cougar status. Is age really just a number in the dating game?

SHOWBIZ

An investigation into whether Brad Pitt was abusive towards his son on a private flight has been closed with no finding of wrongdoing by the actor.

VIRAL

Tributes have poured in for Barack Obama a day after Donald Trump won the American election to become the next US president.

VIDEO - OUR CHOICE

The students in Sundays Well Boys school have created a new video explains the workings of a telescope ... using lego.

TECHNOW

GAMINGDishonored 2 is about to take you back to the stealthy stabbing world created by Arkane Studios back in 2012, and it's arriving with one of the best launch trailers in ages.

MOVIES/TVDisney pretty much owns everything these days, and that means plenty of fodder for its theme parks around the world.

TECHWhen Prisma first launched the technology it used to create masterpieces from your pictures was hugely impressive, [url=http://www.irishexaminer.com/technow/tech/prisma-now-works-with-facebook-live-videos-429765.html?utm_source=news&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=newsbriefingbut the actual experience of rendering them was often slow and tedious[/url].

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