BULLETIN: James Brokenshire resigns as Northern Ireland Secretary; Disclosures Tribunal to look at contacts between Nóirín O’Sullivan and Government

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IRELAND: The Disclosures Tribunal will only hear from one witness today, after which it will be adjourned due to the volume of information received in recent weeks.

IRELAND: Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire is understood to have resigned from the UK Cabinet position due to ill-health.

IRELAND: Restaurant owners are defending a new policy to ask diners for deposits.

IRELAND: Sinn Féin has said a video of one of its MPs with a Kingsmill-branded loaf on his head on the anniversary of the Kingsmill massacre was "inexcusable and indefensible".

WORLD: Former football coach Barry Bennell has pleaded guilty to seven child sex offences.

VIEWS: A new book on Donald Trump's White House has brought matters to a head between the US president and his former chief strategist, Stephen Bannon. 

BUSINESS: Ireland West Airport, commonly known as Knock Airport,has recorded its highest ever passenger numbers in 2017.

SPORT: Philippe Coutinho presented with a thigh injury during a medical with his new club Barcelona, which the Spanish side says will keep him sidelined for around 20 days.

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VIRAL: Saoirse Ronan won her first Golden Globe last night, winning the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for her role in Lady Bird.

SHOWBIZ: Oprah Winfrey sparked calls to run for US president after delivering a rousing speech at the Golden Globes.

OUTDOORS: The underworld has always held a fascination for mankind. From the fabulous Cave of Swallows in Mexico featured on David Attenborough’s Planet Earth to the Lascaux Caves in France which has elaborate paintings of animals from 17,000 years ago.


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