LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Irish vet fails Australia’s English fluency exam; Donald Trump threatens North Korea

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IRELAND: Louise Kennedy, 34, from Co Wicklow, has a degree in history and politics as well as veterinary science and underwent a mandatory English proficiency test in Australia in order to seek permanent residency there.

IRELAND: The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) was forced to close nine food businesses during the month of July.

IRELAND: A man who embarked on a risky Cork Harbour swimming stunt in his underwear for a bet ignored requests to stop, wasted emergency service time, and delayed the passage of two ships.

ANALYSIS: The incursions of the People’s Republic into neighbouring states has backfired in an embarrassing standoff with India in the Himalayas, says Brahma Chellaney.  

WORLD: Donald Trump has threatened North Korea with "fire and fury like the world has never seen" after suggestions the reclusive communist state has cleared a final hurdle to being able to strike the United States with a nuclear missile.

WORLD: Six people have been injured after a vehicle slammed into soldiers guarding a Paris suburb, French police said.

BUSINESS: Residents in north Dublin have raised fire safety concerns regarding the height of a 16-storey building that Gerry Gannon wants to build at Clongriffin.

SPORT:  Galway hurling captain David Burke has identified Cork as slight favourites to join the Tribesmen in the All-Ireland hurling final, a comment that will inevitably be stored for motivation in Waterford.


LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Irish vet fails Australia’s English fluency exam; Donald Trump threatens North Korea

FEATURE: As shamanism grows in popularity, Rita de Brún tries a session with Irish practioners of the ancient practice

ARTS: A performance of Messiah, 275 years after the famous oratorio made its debut in this country, will be one of the highlights of Kilkenny Arts Festival, writes Cathy Desmond.

EXAMVIRAL: A Cork nightclub hilariously helped a girl who suffered a major wardrobe malfunction on the dancefloor


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