Morning top 5: 61,000 students to receive Junior Cert results; quarter of homes in Florida Keys 'destroyed' after Irma

The top stories this Wednesday morning...

More than 61,000 Junior Cert students get their results today.

The overall number of students sitting the exams rose by 2.3% this year.

Results from the reformed English course combine exams with continual assessment for the first time.


US officials say a quarter of all homes in the Florida Keys have been destroyed as a result of Hurricane Irma.

Ten million people in the state are still without power after the storm.

Irma also swept through the Caribbean last week, with the death toll there having risen to at least 43 people. 


Nursing home residents say they'd like to be more involved in decision making in their own lives.

They have been detailing their experiences of living in the facilities in a new report being published today.

The survey commissioned by Nursing Homes Ireland has found the residents interviewed had a positive view of their treatment.


Solidarity-People Before Profit is the latest political group to hold a party think-in today, ahead of the return of the Dáil.

The left-wing grouping says it will be discussing Ireland's corporate tax regime, the housing crisis, and policies on making Ireland a fairer society.


Apple has finally officially unveiled its iPhoneX.

It will feature an edge-to-edge display & no home button, and it will map your face to unlock it.

It's the most expensive ever - starting at €1,179 - and was announced alongside a more traditional iPhone 8.