LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: John Gilligan fails in Supreme Court bid to hold onto properties

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IRELAND: John Gilligan has failed in his long-running attempt to hold onto three properties in Dublin and Kildare.

IRELAND: The Government has published its 2017 Action Plan for Jobs which contains 164 actions aimed at delivering 45,000 jobs this year.

IRELAND: More than two thirds of single parent families are at risk of poverty, according to new figures.

WORLD: In one of the most important decisions of his presidency, Donald Trump has nominated federal appeals judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Here’s what you need to know about Gorsuch and the role itself.

WORLD: An armed man is holding staff hostage at a hospital in Istanbul, according to Turkish media reports.

BUSINESS: More than 146,000 cars were sold in this country last year - contributing €1.5bn to the economy.

SPORT: Robbie Brady broke his childhood friend’s club transfer record at Burnley on a busy deadline day for Irish players, writes Stephen Barry.

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SHOWBIZ: That awkward moment when Neville Longbottom runs into Draco Malfoy and his father...

VIRAL: Check out the outlandish outfits from this ancient festival in Spain.

FEATURE: Glen Hansard leads a series of concerts in memory of Fergus O’Farrell, the late Interference vocalist, writes Ellie O’Byrne.



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