The top stories this Wednesday morning...
Donald Trump has been confirmed as the Republican nominee to be US president.
The billionaire businessman secured the support of over half of the delegates at the party's national convention in Ohio.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence has been confirmed as his running mate.
Child homelessness has jumped by over two thirds in the last 12 months.
Figures released by the Department of the Environment last night indicate over 2,200 children were homeless last month.
That's 67% higher than the numbers for June last year.
In total, 1100 families were homeless around the country.
A state of national emergency in France has been extended by a further six months.
It was introduced after the mass shootings in Paris in November, and has now been prolonged due to the Bastille Day attack in Nice were 84 people were killed.
The country's national assembly has now agreed the greater security measures will stay in place until at least January.
Three people, including a police officer, were stabbed in London's Hyde Park yesterday.
It happened after an organised 'water fight' descended into violence.
Another officer was bottled - their condition is not life threatening - however it's less clear how badly injured the members of the public are.
The world famous Dublin Horse Show opens today.
Over 100,000 people are expected to flock to the five day event, which contributes around €45 million to the economy.
Highlights this year will include Ireland's defence of the Agha Khan showjumping title - alongside the annual fixtures like Ladies Day.