Wednesday lunchtime briefing: Donald Trump elected US President; Kenny offers congratulations. Catch up on the headlines

Good afternoon. Here’s all the news you need to know this lunchtime.

US ELECTION

Donald Trump has been elected America's 45th president in a remarkable victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice.

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has congratulated Donald Trump on his election as President of the United States.

Nations worldwide have been reacting to Donald Trump's march to the White House with a mixture of praise and dread.

Former Taoiseach John Bruton has said Donald Trump's election victory has effectively killed the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), with knock-on effects in Ireland.

Donald Trump's presidential victory has set off protests by hundreds of people on California college campuses and in Oregon.

The election of a president who has called global warming a "hoax" has raised questions about US involvement in the Paris Agreement on climate change - and the future of the deal itself.

IRELAND

The General Secretary of the INMO, Liam Doran, has said he expects nurses and midwives to vote in favour of industrial actionHealth Minister Simon Harris has appealed for nurses to "work with the Department".

Two men arrested as part of a four-year-old murder investigation in County Laois have been released without charge.

One of the rarest pieces of Irish silver ever to come to market will be auctioned in England later this month.

Gardaí investigating a vicious street assault which was captured on video have renewed their appeal for witnesses or for anyone with footage of the incident, to come forward.

WORLD 

Wednesday lunchtime briefing: Donald Trump elected US President; Kenny offers congratulations. Catch up on the headlines

There has been "some loss of life" and dozens of people have been injured after a tram derailed in south London.

A mother has shared a distressing photo of her daughter lying in a hospital bed after being struck by a stray firework.

SPORT

Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a deal tying him to Nike “for life”.

The Ireland women’s rugby team has been drawn in Pool C for next year’s World Cup, which is being held here. Tom Tierney’s side have been drawn against Australia and France and one undecided qualifier.

Carl Hoeft, a key member of the Maori All Black management team preparing for Friday’s sold-out clash with Munster at Thomond Park, is under no illusions about the challenge awaiting his side.

Highly-rated strength and conditioning coach Ross Corbett, who worked with Limerick’s 2015 All-Ireland U21 winning hurlers, has accepted a dream job with AFL outfit Sydney Swans.

OPINION

If you are over 50, on a pre-1996 pension, a lower rate of PRSI, a full pension entitlement at 60, and sitting pretty on your increments, then the shafting of new entrants was done for you, by you and you know it, writes Gerard Howlin

On the 50th anniversary of Jack Lynch’s election as Taoiseach , Ryle Dwyer looks back on the occasion, when the Corkman had to be persuaded to let his name go forward.

BUSINESS

Donald Trump has been urged to commit to strengthening relations with the European Union, including on Russia's actions in the Ukraine and the future of the troubled US-EU trade deal.

Finance Minister Michael Noonan was forced to defend Ireland’s corporate tax regime at a hearing in Brussels yesterday.

LIFESTYLE

Wednesday lunchtime briefing: Donald Trump elected US President; Kenny offers congratulations. Catch up on the headlines
 

Social media training for youngsters is as vital as putting stabilisers on a bike, writes Caroline Delaney 

SHOWBIZ

Yes, it might have seemed impossible but Honey G and Amal Clooney have one thing in common.

VIRAL

While Donald Trump gave his victory speech following his election as President of the United States, his young son Barron struggled to stay awake on the podium.

VIDEO - OUR CHOICE

One of Ireland's best-known singers has teamed up with Focus Ireland to highlight the country's homeless crisis.

TECHNOW

GAMING: The Mass Effect series isn't done yet, with a new setting and characters and some familiar action.

MOVIES/TV: Stranger Things was a pretty surprising hit for Netflix earlier in 2016, and the streaming service is going right ahead with a second season to capitalize on that popularity.

TECH: There's no denying it, the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was an absolute disaster.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Nations worldwide have been reacting to Donald Trump's march to the White House with a mixture of praise and dread.


Lifestyle

One iron-clad prediction for the future is that virtual reality will only get bigger and better. For now, however, virtual reality is content with taking baby steps forward, by allowing gamers to become iron-clad instead.GameTech review: Solid offering from Iron Man VR shows virtual reality getting bigger

Often dismissed as the unruly fashion child thanks to the denim cut-off, shorts are a major player this season. As seen on the runways of The Row to Saint Laurent, designers are re-discovering the charm of shorts. Versatility is their style power. From knee-length to the biker there is one to suit all, writes Paula BurnsHow to find the perfect pair of shorts this summer

The skincare tips to help with mask acne and irritationThe Skin Nerd: How to counteract the effects of 'Mask Face' on your skin

As the junior TV talent show returns for a new series, Georgia Humphreys chats to Will.i.am and the other mentorsWill.i.am and other mentors back for new series of The Voice Kids

More From The Irish Examiner