LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Inquest open into death of O'Riordan; 8th Amendment decision 'difficult call' says Martin

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IRELAND: A coroner investigating the death of The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan is awaiting for the results of "various tests".

IRELAND: Micheál Martin has said there has been no backlash within his party over his stance on abortion.

IRELAND: A Wicklow woman has bagged herself €40,000 from a scratch card she got as a present to celebrate her new job.

IRELAND: Up to 240 homeowners and investors in a Co Clare estate have been told to find €2.25m to pay for fire safety and other defects in their homes or face evacuation.

WORLD: New Zealand’s prime minister has announced she is expecting her first child in June.

SPORTS: In a week when the ethos of Munster Rugby has been thrust under the spotlight, perhaps it is fitting the man who was the embodiment of such ideals and beliefs will be honoured forever in Limerick.

BUSINESS: Banking giant HSBC will pay $101.5m to US authorities to settle a criminal investigation into currency rigging.

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LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Inquest open into death of O'Riordan; 8th Amendment decision 'difficult call' says Martin

VIRAL: An "incensed" 11-year old schoolgirl has admonished the Government for the gender pay gap in Ireland and has told them to "make the next generation better".

LIFESTYLE: As the Sultans of Ping re-release Casual Sex in the Cineplex, Ed Power looks back on the rollercoaster ride of the Cork band’s rise and fall.

SHOWBIZ: Our very own Saoirse Ronan was a guest on the Ellen Show yesterday promoting her new film, Ladybird, and got some help with her dating life.


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