LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Calls for landlords to be up front about rent prices; Woman in rape trial on the stand for eighth day

Here are all the latest headlines this lunchtime.

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IRELAND: The prosecuting barrister in Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding’s trial has spent the morning re-examining the woman who claims they raped her.

IRELAND: There are calls for landlords to be up front about the rent they are charging. Housing agency Threshold wants an independent registry to keep track of rental prices for individual properties.

IRELAND: The Regency Hotel murder trial has been adjourned until next week amidst tributes to one of the lead investigators in the case who died suddenly over the weekend at a Dublin garda station.

WORLD: Donald Trump’s administration has outlined plans to stop funding the International Space Station by 2025, and instead open it up to private investors.

BUSINESS: Stobart Air, the franchise flying partner to leading airlines including Aer Lingus and Flybe, has invested in its fleet as the airline’s contract to operate the Dublin-Donegal and Dublin-Kerry Public Service Obligation (PSO) routes, under the Aer Lingus Regional brand was recently renewed.

SPORT: Tadhg Furlong is expecting to be fit to face Wales in Ireland's next Six Nations game.

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VIRAL: These people on Twitter prove that you don’t need Valentine’s Day date when you have face masks, pizza, and extra cash from not having to splash out on another person.

CULTURE: For 20 years, Brian O’Doherty’s murals have been hidden away at Sirius in Cobh. A new project is now underway to restore them in time for the artist’s 90th birthday.

SHOWBIZ: Beyonce’s father Mathew Knowles said it is hard to “let go” as a parent as he was asked over a fight between the pop superstar’s husband Jay-Z and her sister.



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