LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Agreement between FG and FF was'stretched to breaking point'; Bosses at Áras Attracta 'spent disabled residents' savings

Here are all the latest headlines this lunchtime.


IRELAND: The agreement between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil was 'stretched to breaking point' by the whistleblower crisis, according to a Junior Minister.

IRELAND: The Health Service Executive (HSE) used €9,000 of savings belonging to intellectually disabled people in a scandal-hit care home to buy them tablet computers.

IRELAND: Emergency services have staged a major critical incident response training exercise in Cork city this morning.

WORLD: Donald Trump has shared videos tweeted by the deputy leader of far-right group Britain First purporting to show Muslims committing crimes.

BUSINESS: Facebook Ireland has posted soaring revenues of €12.6bn but the company paid only €30.4m in tax.

SPORT: CJ Stander is the latest high profile player being linked with a move away from Munster, writes Steve Neville.


Louise O'Neill
Louise O'Neill

VIRAL: One thing Brexit has taught us is that many British people do not understand Irish politics and geography, writes Denise O'Donoghue.

SHOWBIZ: The world premiere production of 'Asking for It' by Louise O’Neill will be performed on the stages of Cork's Everyman and Dublin's Abbey next year.

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