The Top Five: Martin gives up the ghost; refunds for motorists; and Aussies warn about Ireland

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Fianna Fail ends bid to elect Micheál Martin Taoiseach

Fianna Fáil has confirmed it is ending its bid to lead a government - after Micheal Martin failed to gain any more support in the Dáil.

Earlier today, Mr Martin and acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny both failed to be elected Taoiseach in the Dáil on their third attempt each.

Fianna Fáil now says it will not be putting Mr Martin forward for a fourth time.

 

Are you one of the 8,000 Irish motorists due an insurance refund?


Thousands of Irish drivers are due refunds from 123.ie after it mistakenly overcharged customers.

Some 8,000 people were charged more than they owed following a technical error related to vehicle history information.

This was confirmed to the Irish Examiner, the paper says that the average refund will be €80 plus compensation of 5%.

 

What do Brian Kerr and Ian Harte make of Ireland's Euro 2016 chances?

Former Ireland manager Brian Kerr feels the opposition we face at Euro 2016 isn't as daunting as it looks on paper.

He said that as long as preparation is up to speed, improve defensively at set pieces and have a "good tactical shape", Ireland can get a win and a draw can to take us through to the knockout stages.

The ex-Ireland manager and former left-back Ian Harte joined Off The Ball on stage at tonight's Coppers Roadshow special.

 

Australia issues warning to its citizens traveling to Ireland

In a post on its website, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs says Ireland has "a moderate incidence of serious, violent crime".

The post, dated April 11th, also says: "Tensions between dissident republicans and unionists have increased in the lead up to the centenary of the Easter Rising."

 

Trump's campaign manager escapes conviction

A Florida prosecutor has decided not to pursue criminal charges against the campaign manager of Republican nominee seeker - after he was accused of tussling with a reporter.

Corey Lewandowski had been charged with battery after the female journalist said he forcibly grabbed her arm last month.