LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Limerick biker sentenced to life for murder; Electricity bills set to rise as companies announce price hike

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IRELAND: Limerick biker, Alan McNamara, sentenced to life for murder of rival biker gang member.

IRELAND: Electricity bills set to rise as four energy companies announce price hikes.

IRELAND: Katie Ascough: 'I fought the good fight. I have respected the law', SU President to be impeached.

BUSINESS: A “no deal” outcome in Brexit negotiations would not come as a shock to anyone, but would represent the worst possible outcome for Ireland.

WORLD: Two women and their dogs rescued by US Navy after five months adrift at sea.

SPORT: In his weekly column, Ronan O’Gara throws some light on Simon Zebo's much talked about move to France and reflects on an emotional clash with Munster.


VIRAL: This Cork family have a hearse at their spooktacular Halloween house.

SHOWBIZ: Sam Smith unveils poignant and ‘most personal’ track Burning.

FEATURES: 'Jazz doesn’t exist': New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton happy to mix it up.


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