LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Irish man dies while on holiday in Spain

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IRELAND: An Irish man has died while on holiday in Spain.

IRELAND: There are 461 patients waiting for beds in hospitals around the country today.

IRELAND: Publicans are calling for the ban on serving alcohol on Good Friday to be lifted.

WORLD: The number of suspects detained in Turkey in a major police operation against the Islamic State terror group over the weekend has increased to nearly 750, authorities said on Monday.

WORLD: A teenager has admitted killing an American tourist and injuring five other people during a knife rampage in London's Russell Square, the scene of one of the 7/7 bombings.

BUSINESS: Weak sterling is sending Irish consumers online and to the North.

SPORT: The New England Patriots overturned a record 25-point deficit against the Atlanta Falcons to win a thrilling Super Bowl LI in the showpiece’s first ever overtime as Tom Brady and Bill Belichick won their fifth rings with the franchise.

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SHOWBIZ: Melissa McCarthy’s searing parody of Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live this weekend was an instant viral hit.

VIRAL: Boris Johnson getting hit in the face with a microphone is what you need to brighten your day.

FEATURE: You don’t have to spend Valentine’s in a restaurant paying a fortune for food when you could be having real fun with another activity, writes Paula Burns.


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