LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Michael Noonan predicts a 'long time' before FG get a new leader

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IRELAND: The Finance Minister Michael Noonan is predicting it will be a "long time" before a new leader of Fine Gael is elected.

IRELAND: A Dublin man who killed a young mother after falling asleep at the wheel has won his appeal against the two-year sentence he received.

IRELAND: A man has died at work in a business park in Co. Kildare.

WORLD: President Donald Trump has told a news conference he "inherited a mess" from his predecessor, Barack Obama. We take a look at some of his claims, and how they compare with the fact.

WORLD: More than 300 migrants entered Spanish territory in North Africa early on Friday when they forced their way through a gate in the fence that separates Morocco from the Ceuta enclave, police said.

BUSINESS: The head of Samsung has been arrested for an alleged role in a corruption scandal.

SPORT: Former New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter has apologised for his actions after reports he was stopped for drink-driving by police in Paris.

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FEATURE: Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh will be celebrated at the Gradam Ceoil at Cork Opera House this weekend.

SHOWBIZ: Ed Sheeran has marked his 26th birthday by releasing a song that he completely forgot he had written.

VIRAL: It’s tough when your friend goes on a first date and you have to wait until she can sneakily text you and tell you how it’s going. But one friend appears to have been proactive about this situation – she found a way to be on the date too.



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