Protesters are preparing for the arrival of Donald Trump to Ireland.
The US president is due to arrive at Shannon Airport late this afternoon, where he will meet the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar before taking a helicopter to his hotel and golf course in Doonbeg.
Demonstrations organised by local groups will take place at Shannon Airport, while there will be a separate protest in Dublin tomorrow.
More than 124,000 students begin their Leaving and Junior Certificate exams today.
Over the next two to three weeks, more than 54,000 will sit the Leaving Cert and almost 63,000 will sit the Junior Cert.
English and CSPE are first up at junior cycle today, while Leaving Cert students will take English Paper 1 along with Home Economics.
Grace O'Sullivan says she is hopeful of being in contention for the fourth seat in the Ireland South constituency in the European elections.
The Green Party candidate is at least guaranteed the fifth and final 'cold storage' seat - which comes into play after Brexit.
It is after a decision by Sinn Féin to withdraw the request for a full recount for its candidate Liadh Ni Riada.
More than 2,000 cases of Ebola have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the last 10 months.
According to government figures and the World Health Organisation (WHO) two-thirds of them have been fatal.
The outbreak in the east of the country is the second biggest in history, with a significant spike in new cases noted in recent weeks.
An Australian court has begun hearing Cardinal George Pell's appeal against his conviction for child sexual abuse.
The 77-year-old was found guilty last year of abusing two boys inside a Melbourne cathedral in 1996.
The ex-Vatican treasurer is the most senior Catholic figure to be convicted of such crimes and was later jailed for six years.