LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Gardaí who falsified breath tests did not benefit through financial or career gains - AGS President

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IRELAND: The President of the Association of Garda Superintendents has said no garda who falsified breath tests "benefited any way financially or fed into any promotion prospects for them".

IRELAND: The Central Statistics Office has released a new profile on the results of Census 2016. The report shows that 87.0% of the population considered themselves to be in “very good” (59.4%) or “good” (27.6%) health.

IRELAND: The Old Ferry Terminal in Dun Laoghaire is to transform into Ireland's largest innovation campus.

WORLD: Theresa May is set to appoint a new defence secretary after Sir Michael Fallon became the first ministerial head to roll in the Westminster sleaze scandal.

WORLD: Spanish prosecutors have asked the National Court to jail eight ex-members of the sacked Catalan government.

WORLD: US president Donald Trump has said the suspect in the New York City truck attack that killed eight people should be given the death penalty.

SPORT: The Irish Rugby team will kick off their 2019 World Cup campaign against Scotland. Meanwhile, Joe Schmidt has warned Simon Zebo he may be risking a shorter playing career by turning his back on Ireland and has cited Johnny Sexton's time in France as evidence.

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VIRAL: A Louth shop has praised a young man who went out of his way to clean up after vandals.

SHOWBIZ: Kevin Spacey is seeking “treatment” in the wake of an historical harassment allegation against him by actor Anthony Rapp.

PROPERTY: Demand for Cork city cafe units remains at hot-cake sales levels, so a keen appetite can be expected in the sale of a former restaurant at 29 Prince’s Street.



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