LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Funeral of Dolores O'Riordan takes place in Limerick; Police raid French rugby federation HQ

Your lunchtime news bulletin.


IRELAND: Dolores O’Riordan’s death has been described as a difficult day, not just for Limerick, but the entire world. Hundreds of people are attending the funeral of the 46-year-old Cranberries singer who died last week.

IRELAND: The former Garda Commissioner says she was used as a political football after the O’Higgins Commission report was published.

IRELAND: The body of a missing Irish man has been recovered in Ecuador.

WORLD: US vice president Mike Pence has reiterated to Israeli leaders that the Trump administration plans to pull out of the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal unless the pact is amended.

SPORTS: Police have carried out raids at the French rugby federation headquarters today amid an investigation into an alleged conflict of interest involving federation president Bernard Laporte.

BUSINESS: The proposed £11.7 billion takeover of Sky by 21st Century Fox is not in the public interest as the combined group would have too much control over UK news media, the British competition watchdog has provisionally found.


LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Funeral of Dolores O'Riordan takes place in Limerick; Police raid French rugby federation HQ

SHOWBIZ: Organisers of the Academy Awards have announced they will put new rules in place for the year’s ceremony to avoid a repeat of last year’s envelope mix-up.

VIRAL: Hundreds of people took to the streets of Limerick last night to pay their respects to Dolores O’Riordan.

LIFESTYLE: Almost half of all women now say they enjoy DIY, but with some hardware stores still bastions of old-fashioned sexism, has the DIY trade cottoned on to the changing times? Ellie O’Byrne meets the sisters who are DIYing for themselves.


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