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Catch-up with what you've missed today with our evening briefing


Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams is to be nominated for the position of Taoiseach on Thursday. The move now effectively ensures that no candidate will have a majority to be elected Taoiseach when the 32nd Dáil meets. Meanwhile the Finance Minister Michael Noonan has opened the door to a potential coalition between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

Four candidates are now confirmed for the role of Ceann Comhairle in the new Dáil. Independent TD Maureen O'Sullivan and Fine Gael's Andrew Doyle are both set to seek appointment on Thursday.

Hundreds of people have gathered for the funeral of murdered Vinnie Ryan. Mr Ryan was shot dead in Finglas last week, in the latest gangland murder in Dublin.

A film actor who starred in the Love/Hate TV series has been jailed for four and a half years after he admitted carrying out a €50,000 armed robbery.

It has emerged that the pedestrian killed in a Portlaoise road accident last night was Tipperary County Councillor Willie Kennedy. Councillor Kennedy, from Glastrigan, Borrisoleigh was struck on the N80 in around 8.30pm last night.


Donald Trump is defending a gesture he makes at his rallies at the request of supporters in which he raises his right hand that has been compared by some to the Nazi salute.

The UN refugee agency is expressing concern about a possible deal between the European Union and Turkey including the prospect of "blanket returns" of refugees from the bloc to Turkey.


Sunderland chief executive Margaret Byrne has resigned in the wake of the Adam Johnson child sex abuse case admitting "a serious error of judgement".

Chelsea captain John Terry was absent from training on the eve of Wednesday's Champions League last-16 second leg with Paris St Germain.

Nike has suspended its contract with Maria Sharapova after the five-time grand slam winner announced she had failed a drug test.


Luxury fashion label Burberry saw shares surge higher amid speculation that a mystery investor could be planning a hostile takeover attempt.

Amazon has reversed its decision to remove encryption from its Fire OS operating system following criticism.


On the water charges, we should acknowledge the failure and suspend payment for five years, writes Fergus Finlay.


THE rise of internet banking has made parts of our lives a lot easier. Bills can be paid, deposits put down for holidays, transfers made between accounts — all with a swipe on your smartphone screen, writes Grainne McGuinness.


Misty Knight from Illinois wanted to do something special for the man who raised her - and what’s more memorable than asking him to be her dad. Although Ryan Farrell is not Misty’s biological father, she says that he was the one who was there for her since she was little and it’s time to make it official.

Were you paying attention in school? You can find out just how attentive you were back in your school days with our quick quiz. Here are 15 questions you were probably taught the answer to when you were learning your ABCs.


GAMING: Fallout 4 has only just landed, with the first DLC pack on the way this month and plenty more support on the way throughout the rest of 2016. But that doesn't mean we should just be waiting around for more tales from the post apocalypse.

MOVIES: Marvel's Daredevil kicked off the superhero revolution on Netflix, and the second season is almost ready for its big debut.

TECH: Google is enhancing the abilities of Google Now on Tap to make it possible to search photos for text and numbers


Pat Kenny has landed in hot water for comments he made on Maria Sharapova. The tennis superstar announced in a statement today that she has been suspended after using the drug meldonium, a substance recently banned that she has been taking for health reasons since 2006.


If you’ve ever wondered how to get JK Rowling along to a discussion about The Cuckcoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (her pseudonym) we might well have the answer…

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