LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Cork events centre developers want extra €18m; Le Pen and Macron preparing for TV debate

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IRELAND: The developers of Cork’s stalled events centre have asked for an extra €18m in state aid, with claims that costs were now “spiralling out of control”.

IRELAND: The unemployment rate fell slightly again last month - and now stands at its lowest for nearly nine years.

IRELAND: The partner of the young woman who was found dead at Sheares St, Cork City, on Sunday was in court yesterday charged with assault causing harm to a young man on Monday.

WORLD: Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen are preparing for their one-on-one televised French presidential election debate, with much at stake for both contenders.

BUSINESS: Incidents of terrorism have taken their toll on traditional Irish holidaymaker destinations such as Disneyland Paris and Kusadasi in Turkey, the boss of the Irish Travel Agents Association has said.

SPORT: Everton and the Professional Footballers' Association have pledged their support to Aaron Lennon after the winger was detained under the Mental Health Act amid concerns for his welfare.

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LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Cork events centre developers want extra €18m; Le Pen and Macron preparing for TV debate

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VIRAL: In a very Sean Spicer move, the White House press secretary left a press briefing without taking any questions from the media.


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