The top five: Exit poll shows coalition well short of majority; Syria ceasefire begins

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The coalition will be well short of a majority in the 32nd Dáil according to the first exit poll of the election.

The poll for the Irish Times has Fine Gael and Labour on less than 34%.

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Staff at one of Dublin’s busiest hospitals have voted in favour of industrial action - over plans to charge for staff car parking.

Workers at St James' Hospital in Dublin are expected to begin charging 500 euro per year for the facilities in the near future.

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A cessation of hostilities in Syria - that was negotiated by the United States and Russia - came into effect last night 

The United Nations special envoy says peace talks could resume in just over a week if the truce holds.

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The funeral of a young boy who died in a tragic drowning incident in Kildare during the week is taking place this morning.

On Monday, 13-year-old Oisin Quigley entered the Lyreen River beside the Kilcock Road in Maynooth to attempt to rescue one of his friends before getting into difficulty himself.

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The French authorities are conducting tent-to-tent visits to urge residents at the controversial "Jungle" camp in Calais to leave.

It follows a court decision on Thursday which approved a government plan to clear the camp.