LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Mother on life as an 80-year-old carer; Le Pen deliberately plagiarised speech

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IRELAND: Mona Lynch has been a close friend of Mary McDonnell’s for nearly half a century. Currently studying an MA in creative writing at the age of 76, she writes about the life Mary has had, and what the future might hold for her and her daughter, Sinead. 

IRELAND: Denis O'Brien must pay all of the estimated €1m costs of his failed case over statements by two TDs in the Dáil about his banking affairs, the High Court has ruled.

IRELAND: The family of an American woman who died following a house fire in Limerick, Monday, are flying to Ireland today to help identify her body, Garda sources said.

WORLD: Marine Le Pen deliberately plagiarised parts of a speech from a former presidential candidate, as a "wink" to him and the voters she hopes to peel away in a run-off, her spokesmen have said.

BUSINESS: Workers are, in general, losing out in the economy, writes Brian Lucey.

SPORT: Club membership numbers are dropping but plenty people are still playing golf. Kevin Markham weighs up the membership route against the nomadic green fees option.


LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Mother on life as an 80-year-old carer; Le Pen deliberately plagiarised speech

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ARTS: Anne Rynne knew she’d be referred to as the sister of Barry and Christy Moore, but that didn’t stop her recording her first album at the age of 68, writes Trish Flanagan.

VIRAL: 2FM’s Ciara King dedicated her weekly ‘Ciara’s Diary’ segment to a letter she wrote to her teenage self.


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