Morning briefing: 2,500 children will be homeless on Christmas day. Catch up on all the headlines

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

Morning briefing: 2,500 children will be homeless on Christmas day. Catch up on all the headlines

IRELAND

More than 2,500 children will be homeless in Ireland on Christmas day.

The Government is under pressure to make mental health and suicide prevention a national emergency after the Dáil heard concerns about 16 people taking their own lives in two weeks in Cork.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been accused of acting in “bad faith” by Independent Alliance ministers over a blazing row at Cabinet involving Minister for Transport Shane Ross.

Junior health minister Marcella Corcoran Kennedy was left redfaced last night as Fine Gael senators and TDs initially shunned a meeting with some of the country’s top doctors over new alcohol sale restriction measures.

WORLD

Donald Trump issued a unifying Thanksgiving message as he worked to include some of his former critics in his White House team.

Jo Cox’s grieving husband has said their two children were “enveloped in her love, excited by her energy and inspired by her example”.

A Florida college student accused of randomly killing a couple and chewing on the dead man's face had no detectable hallucinogenic drugs in his system, the FBI has said.

Tokyo residents woke up to the first November snowfall in more than 50 years this morning.

SPORT

In a shock development, Peter O’Mahony was yesterday released from the Irish camp preparing for Saturday’s clash with Australia and will now lead Munster against Treviso in the Guinness PRO12 at Thomond Park on the same day.

Australia’s back-row strength sets up an epic battle, writes Brendan O’Brien.

Gearoid Ryan has become the third Tipperary hurler to announce his retirement in the past month.

Stephen Kenny believes Dundalk qualifying for the knockout stages of the Europa League would eclipse Leicester’s shock Premier League title win.

OPINION

Once gossip takes the place of factual news you are marking time until your democracy collapses, writes Victoria White.

Fiachra Ó Cionnaith looks at changes the Central Bank has made to mortgage rules and answers the questions that arise.

BUSINESS

The Central Bank had by accident dropped into a political fight which it was never going to lose, but has nonetheless avoided a much messier outcome by sanctioning only minor changes to its inflexible mortgage lending rules.

The box office success of Element Pictures for the multi-award winning Room resulted in a bumper year for the company last year.

LIFESTYLE

The financial hardship cancer patients endure is seldom seen, says George F Winter

SHOWBIZ

The motorcycle that Bruce Springsteen was riding when a group of veterans found him broken down on the side of road was built by none other than singer Billy Joel.

VIDEO - OUR CHOICE

On a bright November day, what could be better than a trip to Inchydoney Island, West Cork?

TECHNOW

GAMING: Watch Dogs 2 is a lot of fun to play.

MOVIES/TV: Michelle Yeoh has been cast in Star Trek Discovery.

TECH: OK Go is back, and their latest video masterpiece took less than 5 seconds to film but it was shot in super slow motion and unfolds over four minutes!

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aoiseach Enda Kenny has been accused of acting in “bad faith” by Independent Alliance ministers over a blazing row at Cabinet involving Minister for Transport Shane Ross.

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