LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Garda Commissioner says 'I am innocent'

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IRELAND: Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan has released a statement in which she strongly protested her innocence and reiterated her intention to remain in her position.

IRELAND: The Central Bank has published the name of an unauthorised company which is not authorised by it as an investment firm or to provide investment advice.

IRELAND: Several units of the Cork County Fire Service attended a major blaze at an old mill in the early hours of the morning.

WORLDEvacuation orders affecting 188,000 people are in place until there is more information on the condition of the US's tallest dam's emergency overflow channel.

WORLD: Huge wildfires roaring across Australia's most populous state have destroyed homes, authorities say.

BUSINESS: Household spending in Ireland increased by 4% year-on-year last January, according to data from Visa's Irish Consumer Spending Index.

SPORT: Aengus Meldon was denied victory in his heat of the 800m at the Irish Indoor Intervarsities in the strangest of circumstances.

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SHOWBIZ: Lady Gaga turned heads at the Grammys as she arrived in a revealing outfit, just days after hitting back at online trolls who criticised her body.

VIRAL: A man has been detained at Hyderabad’s airport for attempting to smuggle 12 gold bars past customs in the most delicate place.

FEATURE: Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day fast approaches and Dr Naomi Lavelle is here to tell us all about the science behind kissing.



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