LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: GAA player who died in US laid to rest beside his father; Austin Gleeson to escape All-Ireland ban

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IRELAND: Tears flowed for a young GAA player, laid to rest next to his father, as a small community gathered in grief to comfort a family rocked by a tragedy. Philip Leahy, 22, died on August 6 after suffering a cardiac arrest following a swimming accident in the US a few days earlier.

IRELAND: A homeless woman and her six-year-old son had “no idea” yesterday where they would sleep last night after their demand for the immediate provision of emergency accommodation by Carlow County Council was thrown out by the High Court.

IRELAND: Work on woodland that gardaí believe is connected to the disappearance of Trevor Deely continues for a fourth day as his family await news.

WORLD: Actor Ryan Reynolds has said he is "heartbroken, shocked and devastated" after a female stunt driver was killed on the set of his film Deadpool 2. The stuntwoman who died has been identified as Joi Harris.

WORLD: Around 3,000 firefighters are struggling to put out more than 150 raging wildfires in Portugal, as persistent hot and dry weather stokes the flames.

SPORT: There were strong indications last night that Austin Gleeson has escaped sanction and will be free to play in next month’s All-Ireland final.

SPORT: From facing the possibility of Cork's longest barren spell in Munster to coming within 13 minutes of an All-Ireland final, when Kieran Kingston sits down to analyse 2017, the positives will far outweigh the black marks.


VIRAL: Anthony Scaramucci made a rare public appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, and the talk show host took him to task on white supremacists, Steve Bannon and Donald Trump.

ARTS: Ronan Jennings selects the 10 most important Irish people in the world of video games.

VIRAL: An Irish J1 student in Chicago was left red faced after she served the Taoiseach at a restaurant, but failed to recognise him!


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