LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Mother charged with son's murder; UCC investigates allegations of cheating

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IRELAND: A mother told gardaí “Yes it was my knife, yes it was my hand, it was not me, it was the power” after she was charged with the murder of her three-year-old son Omar Omran in Dublin.

IRELAND: A number final year students at UCC have had their results withheld amid allegations of cheating.

IRELAND: People have received fines from waste companies for as little as having a teabag or a couple of biscuits in their green bin.

WORLD: The judge who ruled that terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard should be allowed to die with dignity says he will change his decision if presented with important new evidence.

WORLD: A young survivor of the Grenfell Tower fire has been treated for cyanide poisoning.

BUSINESS: The Trump administration is seeking talks that could lead to the renegotiation of a free-trade agreement with South Korea.

SPORT: Thirst should be easily quenched in the new Páirc Uí Chaoimh, which is due to open to GAA fans next week. GAA officials were at Cork Circuit Court yesterday to secure a seven-day pub licence for the venue.


SHOWBIZ: Coronation Street’s Bethany Platt had viewers in tears as she finally opened up about being raped by twisted policeman Neil.

VIRAL: Ding! Ding! Round two in the series of press conference’s between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather before their fight in August. And Mayweather gave it all that until he confidently walks up to the UFC champ and calls him an “eejit”.

VIRAL: Documentary The Silver Branch is a cinematic love letter to two Clare farmers, and their insights into a dying way of life, says Louise Roseingrave


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