LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: HSE accused of fraud by Labour Party

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IRELANDThe Labour Party is accused the HSE of committing a form of fraud on the Irish people over waiting lists.

IRELAND: A 40-year-old man has appeared in court charged in connection with an investigation into an alleged €5m investment fraud.

IRELAND: Prisoners are acting as untrained carers for elderly inmatesin the North as the pensioner population behind bars swells. 

WORLD: France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy is to face trial in an inquiry into alleged campaign finance fraud during his 2012 presidential campaign, the Paris prosecutor's office said.

WORLD: The alleged killer of author Helen Bailey flooded her phone with late-night messages and told her "you promised me more", a court has heard.

BUSINESS: The Central Bank has berated the boards and senior managers at credit unions after a review revealed some lenders had failed to comply with regulatory controls.

SPORT: Police have charged a security consultant with public mischief after an investigation into allegations a listening device was planted in the New Zealand rugby union team's meeting room in a Sydney hotel before a Test match.

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SHOWBIZ: Ruth Negga and Sing Street are up for Empire Awards.

VIRAL: The tightly-corseted Playboy Bunnies, complete with rabbit tails and ears, will soon be back in business in New York City.

FEATURE: Alarm bells should always ring if you are contacted out of the blue, writes Gráinne McGuinness.



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