LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: 18 killed after German bus crashes; Ireland should consider 'Irexit' says UK think tank

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IRELAND: Ireland should give "serious consideration" to following Britain out of the EU, a right-leaning UK think tank said.

IRELAND: A man has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison for sexually assaulting his 66-year-old neighbour in Cork.

IRELANDThe Health Minister says St John of God’s must pay back millions paid to staff in top-ups.

IRELAND: There is speculation that Donald Trump may look to visit Ireland in the next fortnight. It follows reports in the UK that the US President could visit his Scottish golf course during one of his European trips. However, Downing Street has said it is not aware of any plans for President Trump to visit the UK in the next few weeks.

WORLD: German police believe 18 people have died after a bus carrying a pensioners' tour group crashed into a truck and burst into flames.

WORLDPolice in the North are leading a bid to improve how terrorist content on the internet is detected.

BUSINESS: The UK’s withdrawal from an arrangement allowing other countries to fish in British waters is an aggressive step, but not totally surprising, according to one of the country’s largest fish producers’ group.

SPORT: The draw for the next round of hurling and football All-Ireland qualifiers was announced this morning and has thrown up some mouth-watering ties.

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SHOWBIZ: Darren Kennedy is to co-host Xposé this week as part of the show's summer series of guest presenters.

VIRAL: A teenager made quite the entrance to her school prom after she was knocked to her knees by car while posing for photos.

FEATURE: John Cuffe recalls the day he woke up and saw Cork harbour ablaze. His new memoir of being a prison officer includes a look at the riot on Spike Island. 



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