Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has received the most votes in the Dáil to become the next Taoiseach - but not enough to be elected to the role.
Four names were put forward for the role in the chamber today: Fine Gael's Leo Varadkar, Fianna Fáil's Micheál Martin, Deputy McDonald and the Green Party's Eamon Ryan.
Mr Varadkar saw 36 votes in favour of his candidacy, 107 against and 16 abstentions - while Mr Martin got 41 votes in favour, 97 against and 19 abstentions.
The coronavirus - Covid-19 - has been made a 'notifiable disease', meaning medical professionals who come across a case must pass on the patient's identity to the HSE.
Health Minister Simon Harris signed the necessary regulations earlier today.
The HSE's Sarah Doyle said the designation allows them to control the spread of infection.
The ISPCA says it is "shocked and appalled" by the footage of a sulky race on a public road.
An investigation is underway by gardai after a race was held on the N7 near Citywest in Dublin last weekend.
Video of the incident was shared on social media, showing cars and other vehicles chasing the horses involved in the race.
A parenting expert has proposed changing the academic year, to reduce the number of holidays school children receive.
Laura Erskin says children in Ireland currently get 69 days holidays in primary school and 89 in secondary school.
These figures do not include weekend or public holidays.
Tourism Ireland has launched its 'Global Greening' campaign for 2020.
This continues the promotional drive to grow overseas tourism to Ireland.
The initiative has grown from strength to strength, with new attractions and sites around the world - like Madison Square Garden in New York and the Dubai Frame - joining some old favourites to turn green on March 17th.