LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Mother and baby rescued from burning house, IKEA to begin nationwide deliveries

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IRELAND: A mother and her baby boy are in hospital after they were among six people rescued from a burning building in Cork last night.

IRELAND: Lovers of Swedish furniture behemoth IKEA across the country no longer have to plan a trip to Ballymun in Dublin in advance- they can now shop from the comfort of their own home, writes Pádraig Hoare.

IRELAND: An investigation is underway into the cause of a blaze at a high-rise tower block near Belfast, prompting fears of another Grenfell.

WORLD: A British explorer who went missing on an expedition to reach a remote tribe in Papua New Guinea has been seen alive and well, reports say.

BUSINESS: Global technology firm Google looks set to expand its Dublin operations by purchasing Boland's Quay for around €170m.

SPORT: The likes of Darren Sweetnam, Jack McGrath, James Ryan and Stuart McCloskey are among the names set to freshen up Joe Schmidt's Ireland side for Saturday's test with Fiji.


VIRAL: Have you ever imagined yourself as a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed romantic character in a Disney film? If so, we’ve got some good news - the world-renowned Lights Fest is coming to Dublin.

FEATURES: Searching for meaning in his life, champion surfer John McCarthy found God and opened a church.

SHOWBIZ: Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Mel Gibson and John Lithgow are all set to appear on this Friday’s Late Late Show.

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