LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Man 'with serious stab wounds' dies in Offaly; Charles Manson dies aged 83

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IRELAND: Gardaí are investigating the death of a man in his 50s in County Offaly last night.

IRELAND: A RTÉ television sports producer has appeared in court accused of grooming a child for sexual activity in the UK.

IRELAND: Mary Lou McDonald looks set to become the next Sinn Féin President after a number of other contenders ruled themselves out of the race.

IRELAND: Gardaí are trying to find a 20-year-old woman who has been missing for a week.

WORLD: Cult leader Charles Manson, whose followers killed actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969, has died. He was 83.

BUSINESS: Over half of businesses in the Republic and the North are pessimistic about the effect Brexit will have on their business in the next five years, the survey found.

SPORT: Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died aged 49.

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FEATURES: Yesterday was World Toilet Day, a battleground for everyone from the Suffragettes to the freedom riders, who have fought for access to the bathroom for people of all persuasions, races and genders. Caomhan Keane reports.

ARTS: David Creedon has been nominated for the Hennessy Portrait Prize for his picture of Billy Ramsell. It’s the latest addition to his hugely impressive body of work, writes Marjorie Brennan.

SHOWBIZ: Niall Horan has just announced a gig in Killarney's INEC.



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