LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Men who gave chase to Texas shooter hailed as heroes; Warning to Cork homeowners after string of burglaries

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WORLD: Men who gave chase to Texas shooter hailed as heroes

IRELAND: Paradise Papers link Bono to Malta firm for shopping centre

IRELAND: There is a warning to homeowners in Cork after a string of burglaries of empty homes by travelling crime gangs.

ANALYSIS: Cork Flood Defences special report: Morrison’s Island design competition - Revive, Reveal and Restore

BUSINESS: Most Irish firms still have no plan to deal with the fallout from Brexit

SPORT: Cork cup final hero Mark McNulty felt Stephen Kenny's reaction to his chanting about Dundalk was a sign the Lilywhite manager was feeling the pressure ahead of the League of Ireland showpiece.


FEATURES: Carina McNally visits Alex Skade’s sanctuary in West Cork where helping animals in need of care provides a form of spiritual escape

VIRAL: A hotel room in the sky? You need to see the new Singapore Airlines first class suites

SHOWBIZ: Cillian Murphy has said he would be up for a Peaky Blinders film – but not a musical


Last week, I wrote about 'small is beautiful' as a key to an improved environment for all living things after this Covid crisis is finally over. As I wrote, I saw, in the mind's eye, the village where I live in west Cork and from which my wife and I are temporarily exiled.Damien Enright: Community spirit can ensure we pull through - together

Fifty years ago, a fox was spotted in Dublin’s St. Stephen’s Green. The unfortunate animal was chased by local ‘gurriers’. It took refuge in a tree but was promptly stoned to death.Richard Collins: Wildlife taking back the streets of our cities

The north pier on Cape Clear has been eerily quiet these last few months as no visitors disembark. The ferry is not unloading boatloads of tourists from Baltimore, 45 minutes away, or from Schull, as it would normally.The Islands of Ireland: Cape Clear tells its side of the story

If the Donegal postman and amateur weather forecaster has it right, we could be in for water shortages in the coming months. Michael Gallagher, who predicted the scorching summer of 2018 and the 2010 freeze-up, says we’ll have a ‘lovely’ summer.Donal Hickey: Demand for water to soar

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