LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Ireland will bid to host London-based EU bodies; Irish woman dies after reported stabbing in Morocco

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IRELAND: Ireland is to bid to host two EU bodies located in London, Taoiseach Enda Kenny confirmed.

IRELAND: An Irish woman is reported to have been stabbed to death in Morocco. Local reports suggest the woman, who was living in Taghazout, had died after being stabbed.

IRELAND: The ‘Jobstown Seven’ trial has been shown YouTube footage of protesters sitting on the road behind a car with the former Tánaiste Joan Burton inside.

WORLD: A farewell letter from James Comey that has circulated among friends and colleagues says he does not plan to dwell on Donald Trump's decision to fire him or on "the way it was executed".

WORLD: North Korea will seek the extradition of anyone involved in what it says was a CIA-backed plot to kill leader Kim Jong Un last month with a biochemical poison, a top foreign ministry official said.

BUSINESS: Forestry company Coillte has announced record earnings of €98.3m for 2016.

SPORT: Conor Murray said he was delighted to win the Zurich Players’ Player of the Year award after a memorable and at times challenging year with Munster and Ireland.

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LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Ireland will bid to host London-based EU bodies; Irish woman dies after reported stabbing in Morocco

SHOWBIZ: Joe Duffy, Paul Costelloe and a Karaoke King or Queen Crowned on The Late Late Show this week.

VIRAL: A Limerick bus driver has received a massive bualadh bos from passengers after stopping his bus mid-route to rescue a hedgehog.

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