LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Man found guilty of murdering Keith Walker outside Dublin pigeon club

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IRELAND: A man has been found guilty of murdering a man outside a pigeon club in Dublin. Christopher McDonald from East Wall in Dublin was disguised as a woman when he shot Keith Walker 18 times in June 2015.

IRELAND: Efforts are underway to raise funds for a young Cork woman who has temporarily lost her sight following a freak quad bike accident in Thailand.

IRELAND: Some 30% of Irish parents go into debt to cover secondary school costs, a new survey has found.

WORLD: Donald Trump's eldest son has said he met a Kremlin-linked lawyer shortly after his father clinched the Republican nomination, hoping to get information helpful to the campaign, according to a New York Times report. The article cited advisers to the White House briefed on the encounter saying that Donald Trump Jr agreed to the meeting after being promised information damaging to Hillary Clinton.

BUSINESS: Further strong growth in the construction industry has set the scene for Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe’s summer update of the Government’s economic and fiscal targets later this week, the last before his first budget in October, but a renewed focus on tax and multinationals by France could sour the upbeat outlook.

SPORT: The draw for the All-Ireland hurling quarter-finals, as well as Round 3B of the football qualifiers, was made this morning.

SPORT: A terrifying Tour de France crash for Irish cyclist Dan Martin has shown how important helmets can be.


SHOWBIZ: A leading concert promoter has cautioned Ed Sheeran fans looking for tickets to beware of “fraudulent and invalid tickets and websites”.

ARTS: Former ‘Fair City’ actress Lisa Harding has written a novel about human-trafficking in Ireland.

SHOWBIZ: Director Christopher Nolan has insisted acting novice Harry Styles is “perfect” for his role in Dunkirk, saying there were also “raised eyebrows” when he cast Heath Ledger as the Joker.

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