Wednesday evening briefing: Donald Trump elected US President; Clinton delivers concession speech. Catch up on all the headlines

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

Wednesday evening briefing: Donald Trump elected US President; Clinton delivers concession speech. Catch up on all the headlines

US ELECTIONS

Hillary Clinton has said she is sorry she did not win the presidential election, adding "this is painful, and it will be for a long time".

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said "racist and dangerous" remarks made by US president-elect Donald Trump were made in the "heat of battle".

Opposition parties have split on Donald Trump's election as US president elect. Some are describing the result as a "waking nightmare" and others offering carefully worded congratulations which pointedly failed to warmly welcoming the news.

Why did things go so wrong for Hillary Clinton? Here are eight key considerations.

Political pundits are shocked and alarmed by Trump’s victory and have suggested it spells the beginning of the end of Western democracy. Dr Laurence Davis, College Lecturer in Government, UCC believes, instead, that it marks the opening of a new chapter characterised by both enormous risk and possibility.

IRELAND

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been urged to immediately address spiraling residential rental market prices in response to revelations the cost of finding a home has now reached its highest ever recorded rate.

The Special Criminal Court has been accused of disregarding the defence's pieces of the jigsaw in Thomas 'Slab' Murphy's tax evasion trial.

The Emergency Department at University Hospital Galway is in crisis today, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

The General Secretary of the INMO, Liam Doran, has said he expects nurses and midwives to vote in favour of industrial action.

WORLD 

A tram which derailed killing at least five people was travelling at a "significantly higher speed than is permitted", accident investigators said.

Cuba has announced the launch of five days of nationwide military exercises to prepare troops to confront what the government calls "a range of enemy actions".

A man smoked a "legal high" on a fishing trip then went berserk and drowned his friend, a court in England heard.

SPORT

A former New Zealand player has criticised the All Black team for their choice of Haka when facing Ireland in Soldier Field on Saturday.

Graeme McDowell admits he is disappointed to find himself in a near-identical position as he looks to defend his title in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Anyone who has attempted to play any of EA Sports’ Fifa video game titles will know that goalkeepers aren’t equipped to play outfield most of the time.

Kerry defender Killian Young has revealed his deep frustration with the ongoing targeting of the county’s best young players by Australian Rules clubs.

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

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: GTA Online is going from strength to strength, so much so that we're pretty sure it's stopping Rockstar from making new games at this point.

MOVIES/TV: Disney pretty much owns everything these days, and that means plenty of fodder for its theme parks around the world.

TECH: The latest adventure for Prisma involves somehow managing to apply their impressive artistic filters to videos that are streaming live on Facebook.

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A former New Zealand player has criticised the All Black team for their choice of Haka when facing Ireland in Soldier Field on Saturday.

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