Wednesday morning briefing: Donald Trump elected US President. Catch up on all the headlines

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


Donald Trump has been elected America's 45th president in a remarkable victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalised on voters' economic anxieties to win the race for the White House.

Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump to concede the presidency of the US.

President-elect Trump may have been full of bluster on the campaign trail, but where does he actually stand on the key issues? We’ve taken a closer look at his policies to see what America might have in store.

Republicans have retained their lock on the House of Representatives for two more years as candidates triumphed in a variety of districts Democrats had hoped to take in Florida, Virginia and elsewhere.

Get all the latest on the US Election HERE.


More than 400 second-level schools are re-opening to students for the first time in nearly a fortnight as the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) and the Department of Education enter conciliation talks.

The Government's appeal of the Apple tax ruling will be lodged in the European Courts today.

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.

Two unpublished HSE reports into the Grace foster abuse scandal must be published without delay, the Labour leader Brendan Howlin says.


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

Two teenage girls have died after being struck down by a car while out jogging.


Wednesday morning briefing: Donald Trump elected US President. Catch up on all the headlines

Former captain Michael Shields, goalkeeper Ken O’Halloran, and Donal Óg Hodnett are set to rejoin the Cork senior football panel.

Roy Keane has said that the most recent updates on James McCarthy’s hamstring injury meant there was simply no point in his being called to Dublin for assessment by the Irish medical staff.

Nobody in the ilk of Damien Duff has graced the Ireland squad since the magician retired after Euro 2012, but Daryl Horgan hopes the similarities in appearance noticed by his new teammates yesterday can in some way be replicated in a football sense.

Sean O’Brien and Peter O’Mahony may not have agreed with it, but Ireland assistant coach Simon Easterby believes the decision to leave the pair behind when the squad flew out to Chicago early last week was wholly justified.


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.


Markets have reacted feverishly as the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency grows, sending the dollar sliding and investors fleeing for safe havens.

British retail giant Marks and Spencer has stressed its commitment to Ireland by saying its operations here will not be affected by its strategic review which will result in around 80 store closures in its UK and international divisions.


Wednesday morning briefing: Donald Trump elected US President. Catch up on all the headlines

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


Never mind breaking down voters by age, gender or race. There was one group more staunchly supportive of Hillary Clinton than anyone else: celebrities.


As we settle into November, it’s time to wonder whether Ireland will have a white Christmas this year. BoyleSports has priced it up and it doesn’t look good for fans of snow with no snow on Christmas day at 1/12.


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


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.


Hillary Clinton has called Donald Trump to concede the presidency of the US, CNN is reporting.


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