LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Clean up begins after protests in Belfast; Complaints of public sex acts at Dublin's Forty Foot

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IRELAND: Clean-up begins after cars torched and officers attacked at Belfast bonfire site

IRELAND: Complaints of public sex acts and drinking at Dublin's Forty Foot

IRELAND: Transport Infrastructure Ireland have 'no official policy' on fairies

ANALYSIS: Local fears overshadow Bantry Bay kelp harvesting project

WORLD: 'Kidnap ordeal' model 'thought best idea was to go along with it'

WORLD: Hunt for jogger who barged pedestrian into path of bus

BUSINESS: One fifth of Irish firms ‘would pay €50,000 ransom’ to online criminals

SPORT: Jamie Carragher may have got Liverpool fans’ Virgil Van Dijk hopes up with this tweet


EXAMVIRAL: Europe's biggest Ukulele jam is coming to Dun Laoghaire

EXAMVIRAL: 12-year-old Cork girl shocks shoppers by singing karaoke in London toy store


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John Spillane tells Ellie O’Byrne how he’s hoping to fund his next album by taking the bardic route of writing unique compositions for people on whatever they’d like‘I’ll write you a song for €1,000' - John Spillane's unique way to fund new album

From starring in a Cork-set film, to securing a role in Ridley Scott’s major new HBO series, it has been quite a year for Niamh Algar, writes Esther McCarthyIreland’s next big thing: Niamh Algar on her incredible year

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