LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Deasy ‘out for blood’; Garda given suspended sentence for assault

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IRELAND: Fine Gael TDs are attempting to appease Waterford’s John Deasy after the experienced Fine Gael TD was overlooked for promotion by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

IRELAND: International research, published today by the Reuters Institute, has found that Ireland has a higher trust in news media than the international average.

IRELAND: A garda convicted of assaulting two women in a row over a lift in a car has been given a six-month suspended sentence.

WORLD: Makeover apps and online plastic surgery games aimed at children as young as nine have been condemned as “shocking” by experts who want to see them removed from the internet.

WORLD: President Donald Trump has said his planned wall on the Mexican bordercould feature solar panels.

BUSINESS: The DUP is expected to prop up a government set to make key decisions affecting the future of Europe. What can we anticipate from the Northern party?

SPORT: This Limerick U21 team carries shades of last year’s Waterford class. Fair enough, this crop of Limerick youngsters didn’t manage an All-Ireland minor title when they reached the decider three years ago, but their progression is in keeping with the Déise group that romped to All-Ireland U21 glory last September.

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LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Deasy ‘out for blood’; Garda given suspended sentence for assault

SHOWBIZ: Coronation Street viewers have complained about the authenticity of police procedure as the Bethany Platt grooming story reached the next level.

VIRAL: A choir has faced down hate with song by giving an impromptu performance to homophobic protesters.

FEATURE: Joseph Mount brings Metronomy to the Body&Soul festival this weekend.


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