Tuesday lunchtime briefing: First win of US election goes to Clinton. Catch up on the headlines

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Tuesday lunchtime briefing: First win of US election goes to Clinton. Catch up on the headlines

IRELAND

The ASTI say they would be willing to enter third party negotiations aimed at ending the teachers strike.

Gardai investigating the discovery of a woman's body in Limerick city, do not believe she died violently.

Parent's Council president Paul Mooney has warned that students are missing out because of the recent strike action by ASTI teachers.

Two men have been arrested after a pair of garda vehicles were rammed in Co Louth last night.

Rents are rising in double digits and are now higher than at the height of the Celtic Tiger, with “disastrous” consequences for renters, communities, and the country’s competitiveness.

Gardaí have taken the unusual step of visiting homes in the Irishtown area of South Mayo to reassure shocked locals that no third party was involved in the horrific deaths of an elderly couple and the serious assault on their son last week.

US ELECTION

Hillary Clinton is off to a very early lead in the 2016 presidential election, winning over the voters of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, by a 4-2 margin over Donald Trump.

A viral letter posted to Twitter has compared Donald Trump to Hitler with the hashtag #beentheredonethat.

Winning won’t be enough tonight, because the thing that has become clear is how broken America is, writes Fergus Finlay

WORLD 

Scotland's top law officer is to apply to the Supreme Court to intervene against the UK Government as it seeks to overturn a court ruling on the triggering of Brexit, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

Hungary's prime minister has failed in his attempt to push through constitutional amendments opposing any future plan by the European Union to resettle asylum seekers among members of the bloc.

A British banker facing life in jail after being convicted of torturing and murdering two Indonesian women in Hong Kong has said he is sorry and accepted the verdicts as “just and appropriate punishment”.

German authorities have arrested five men on allegations they aided the Islamic State group in Germany by recruiting members and providing financial and logistical help.

SPORT

Curtailing the spend on inter-county teams represents a “huge challenge” within the GAA, according to Kerry manager Éamonn Fitzmaurice.

For all the superlatives rightly thrown in the direction of Joe Schmidt’s team the past couple of days, one aspect of Soldier Field has probably still not been fully appreciated. Ireland didn’t just pull off a great and historic win — they won a great game.

The UFC’s long road to New York culminates with UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. Conor McGregor hopes to make history by becoming the first UFC fighter to hold two belts simultaneously.

Steph Curry led the Golden State Warriors to a comfortable 116-106 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans and in doing improved his own record for three-pointers in a single NBA game.

OPINION

Plans are still up in the air on immigration controls, access to the single market, as well as passporting rights for financial services, writes Daniel Gros

Jude Law stars as the first US pope in a series with the tagline ‘His religion is revolution’. It recalls many real-life figures who tried to revolutionise the Church, says TP O’Mahony

BUSINESS

Consumer confidence has fallen to its lowest level since February last year.

Cork-based company Nova Broadband says it is aiming to create up to 20 new jobs in the next 24 months following a €250,000 investment in expansion.

LIFESTYLE

Are large families of the same gender a statistical fluke? Mother of four sons, Gwen Loughman goes behind the myths.

SHOWBIZ

Glen Hansard is set to receive DIT’s inaugural Brendan Behan Award. The award has been established by the students of DIT Societies in memory of the author to acknowledge those who have demonstrated excellence in the area of the arts, culture and the media.

VIRAL

The Fupin Eejits have succinctly summed up the two types of people we see every day at ATMs around the country.

VIDEO - OUR CHOICE

In the morning sun near Cork city centre, staff of St Aloysius’ College lined the footpath along the school wall as the gates were closed throughout yesterday.

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.

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The thought of living in an America in which Donald Trump is president is a rather daunting one, so it’s no wonder many citizens have threatened to flee their homeland should he get into office.

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