LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Points fall as over 52,000 college places offered; Death toll in Spain terror attacks rises to 15

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IRELAND: The points needed to study most third-level degrees have fallen again, but it is unclear yet if Leaving Certificate grading and CAO reforms are the main reason.

IRELAND: Orla Tinsley, a campaigner for people with cystic fibrosis, thought her wait for a double lung transplant was over last weekend. But it was not to be.

IRELAND: Skibbereen is deemed to be one of the safest places in the world if a nuclear war breaks out.

WORLD: A van has rammed into two bus stops in Marseille, killing one person and injuring another, according to French media reports.

WORLD: The death toll in the terror attacks in Barcelona and a coastal town south of the city has risen to 15, an official said.

ANALYSIS: The dimensions of Beijing and its minimalist architecture are alienating, and murals of China’s founding father, Mao Zedong, at odds with Prada stores, says Margaret Hickey.           

SPORT: he reflex impulse immediately after the final whistle yesterday was to describe this game as a classic. I was more inclined to think of it as an epic, writes Colm Cooper

SPORT: Mayo’s decision to deploy Aidan O’Shea at full-back to man-mark Kieran Donaghy isn’t the first rabbit from the tactics hat that the westerners have employed 2017 – Lee Keegan, drawn All-Ireland quarter-final v Roscommon.


LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Points fall as over 52,000 college places offered; Death toll in Spain terror attacks rises to 15

FEATURES: Leah Driscoll is willing to pay a lot of money to live somewhere half decent. That’s proving too much of an ask for our nation’s capital

VIRAL: Some pack everything but the kitchen sink when they travel - but others leave it behind them at Dublin Airport.

SHOWBIZ: Marcel Somerville met Gabby Allen on Love Island – now he can help romance blossom for you too.


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