LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: DUP and Tories agree deal; 60 more UK tower blocks fail fire safety tests

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IRELAND: The DUP has backed a deal to support the minority Conservative government in the UK.

IRELAND: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned two of Ireland’s most senior judges that they must respect the independence of Government to perform its duties, insisting separation of powers between the groups works both ways.

IRELAND: A mother and her young sons were seconds from death after their car accidentally plunged into the river Lee.

BUSINESS: With the housing crisis in Ireland and elsewhere across western society set to remain one of the major social issues of the early 21st century, the time to redefine the meaning of ‘home’ is clearly at hand. 

WORLD: The British Prime Minister will be updated on the Grenfell Tower recovery effort later as the number of high rises feared to pose similar fire risks mounts.

WORLD: A rhino breeder in South Africa is planning an online auction of rhino horn, capitalising on a court ruling that opened the way to domestic trade despite an international ban imposed to curb widespread poaching.

SPORT:  An extremely controversial debate was stirred on last night's Sunday Game when Dessie Dolan and Joe Brolly strongly intimated Pat Spillane was to blame for Diarmuid Connolly's suspension


LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: DUP and Tories agree deal; 60 more UK tower blocks fail fire safety tests

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EXAMVIRAL: Meet Devon Browne, the 12-year-old Dublin lad with the sweetest voice you’ll ever hear.

ARTS: On June 26, 1977, Rory Gallagher played a legendary set in Macroom for Ireland’s first ever rock music festival, writes Roz Crowley


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