LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Cabinet defends minister over water crisis; Holidaymakers flee wildfires in France

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IRELAND: Cabinet colleagues are defending Eoghan Murphy's handling of the water crisis in the North East.

IRELAND: The role of the health services watchdog, HIQA, should be expanded to include Direct Provision and emergency accommodation, according to Sinn Féin.

IRELAND: Ryanair has become a victim of its own “niceness” as bosses claim toddlers are “wheeling” luggage onto flights in order to beat the baggage allowance

IRELAND: A Tipperary woman who won €10,000 towards her dream wedding wants answers after she was told the website that ran the competition has left her around €7,000 short.

WORLD: Donald Trump has declared that he can be more presidential than any former president, barring Abraham Lincoln.

WORLD: Wildfires raging through the French Riviera have forced holidaymakers to flee as parts of the region including campsites were evacuated.

BUSINESS: Domino's Pizza have reported a 10% increase in sales in Ireland as more people order online.

SPORT: Cork GAA officials were unsuccessful last night in their last-gasp bid to have Darragh Fitzgibbon's suspension overturned ahead of this evening's Munster U21 hurling final.

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FEATURE: The late Danny la Rue would have been 90 today. Dan Buckley recalls a memorable encounter with the Cork-born entertainer.

SHOWBIZ: Usher cleaned his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as he joined James Corden for an instalment of Carpool Karaoke.

VIRAL: Job applications are stressful enough, without the added pressure of being judged on your appearance. Luckily, this is not something that many people have experienced as it’s illegal to discriminate on looks. However, one job application has gone viral for ignoring this completely.



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