LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: DUP rule out suggestion for post Brexit sea border; Motorcyclist dies after Cork collision

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IRELAND: Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has said it would not be possible to place the border in the Irish SeaTheresa May's Democratic Unionist Party allies have ruled out accepting a suggestion from Dublin which would see the Irish Sea effectively become the border with the UK after Brexit.

IRELAND: Two paramedics have told the Jason Corbett murder trial, that the Limerick man's body felt cool as they tried to revive him.

IRELAND: A man has died after his motorcycle collided with a van in Cork. The man who is said to be in his 40s was pronounced dead at the scene.

IRELAND: The Central Bank has revised its outlook upwards by 1% with gains in employment and incomes are expected to remain the main driver of growth.

WORLD: Charlie Gard's parents are preparing to say a final goodbye to their baby son after a High Court judge said his life support treatment should be withdrawn soon after he is moved to a hospice.

WORLD: Donald Trump's new communications director has exploded smouldering tensions at the White House into a wildfire, angrily daring the US president's chief of staff to deny he was a "leaker" and exposing West Wing backstabbing in language more suited to a gangster movie.

BUSINESS: German authorities have found what they consider an illegal "defeat device" in a Porsche diesel model that manipulates emissions levels, leading to the recall of some 22,000 cars.

SPORT: Britain’s two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams doesn’t think much of Conor McGregor’s boxing chances. The UFC fighter’s taking on Floyd Mayweather in a so-called "super-fight" in Las Vegas next month.

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SHOWBIZ: This morning marked the final broadcast for RTÉ's Cathal MacCoille as presenter of Morning Ireland on RTÉ Radio 1 as he retires.

TV: After ten years, Vincent Browne took his last bow as host of TV3’s tonight show last night.

ARTS: The Manic Street Preachers are looking forward to headlining Indiependence in Co Cork next weekend, writes Ed Power



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