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Catch-up with what you've missed with our morning briefing

ELECTION 2016 

LATEST... Counts and re-counts will continue in three constituencies the morning to elect the final TD's to the 32nd Dáil.

LATEST... Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin has called for an all-party agreement on key reforms to the way the Dáil runs before new government negotiations begin, amid an ongoing stalemate between his party and Fine Gael. A new poll has found that more people prefer to see Mr Martin become Taoiseach rather than the the present Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

LATEST... Fine Gael’s senior party figures intend to discuss government options and the election fallout at Cabinet today as well as with the party’s newly elected TDs next week.

ANALYSIS... A record number of women will form part of the new Dáil as gender quotas put more females on the ballot papers.

ANALYSIS... Gerry Adams has conceded Sinn Féin have not won enough seats to go into government and the party will return to the opposition benches.

ANALYSIS... A row between a Sinn Féin TD and an outgoing Labour deputy has resurfaced following Friday’s election.

SOCIAL... There may have been a famous Tallaght Accord, but a Donegal election candidate is hopeful of a different kind of coalition.

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IRELAND

There are fears of a further outbreak of gangland violence in Dublin following yesterday's murder of a prominent dissident republican in the city.

Thirteen members of an organised crime gang are facing jail after plotting to steal rhino horn and Chinese artefacts worth up to £57m (€73m) in a series of museum raids.

Senior management from Cork Airport and the DAA are set to mount an all-out diplomatic offensive on Washington and Boston ahead of the St Patrick’s Day festivities in a bid to secure Cork’s first transatlantic flights.

Paddy’s Day came early for Irish entrants in the Academy Awards with Brie Larson taking Best Actress for the home-grown movie Room, while Dubliner Ben Cleary was celebrating as his film Stutterer won Best Live Action Short.

Paddy’s Day came early for Irish entrants in the Academy Awards with Brie Larson taking Best Actress for the home-grown movie Room, while Dubliner Ben Cleary was celebrating as his film Stutterer won Best Live Action Short.

WORLD 

The US justice department cannot use a 227-year-old law to force Apple to provide the FBI with access to locked iPhone data, a judge ruled.

On the eve of Tuesday's crucial multi-state primaries, a sharp new divide erupted between Republicans over the party's frontrunner, billionaire tycoon Donald Trump.

SPORT

Former Cork football captain Derek Kavanagh says GAA Congress have shown no consideration for club players and predicts it will spark an uprising at grassroots level.

Ultan Dillane could have been speaking for his fellow Ireland debutants by expressing hope his Twickenham entrance into Test rugby was impressive enough to keep him in the match-day squad for the rest of the RBS 6 Nations campaign.

BUSINESS

The country’s only indigenous insurer FBD has warned of further premium rises across its business this year after an “exceptionally difficult” 2015 saw it record an €85m pre-tax loss.

PCH chief executive Liam Casey has ruled out any further job losses after announcing up to 250 redundancies at its Chinese operations.

VIEWPOINTS

Enda Kenny, Micheál Martin, and Gerry Adams are all likely to be nominated as Taoiseach when the 32nd Dáil convenes on March 10. It seems like none will succeed. What then, asks Political Editor Daniel McConnell

LIFESTYLE

Ooh, but the Oscars gúnas left us distinctly underwhelmed. If it wasn’t for our Saoirse we may never have chosen a favouritedress of the night. The hardest task was cutting back the worst dressed list writes Paula Burns

VIRAL

A link has been found between Zika virus infection and Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), a rare disorder that affects the nervous system and can result in disability and death.

Users of WhatsApp with older mobile phones may soon find that the messaging service no longer works on their device.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Uncharted 4 is set to have a major multiplayer component and you can sample it this coming weekend with a free open beta.

MOVIES: The Dublin Film Critics Circle has announced the winners their awards at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival, with a host of local and international cinema celebrated at the event.

TECH: The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge was recently unvieled at Mobile World Congress and is set to be one of the biggest phones of 2016, so naturally there was also an ad at the Oscars with some huge star names.

SHOWBIZ

George Kennedy has died. The 91-year-old actor - who won an Oscar for the 1967 movie 'Cool Hand Luke' before going on to star in 'The Guns of the Magnificent Seven' and the 'Naked Gun' series - passed away on Sunday (28.02.16) in Boise, Idaho.

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A row between a Sinn Féin TD and an outgoing Labour deputy has resurfaced following Friday’s election.

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