LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Police treating London van attack as terrorism; Máire Whelan appointed to Appeals Court

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IRELAND: Former Attorney General Máire Whelan is now a judge of the Court of Criminal Appeal.

IRELAND: A woman in her 20s is recovering from a machete attack in Galway. It is understood a number of people damaged a car before throwing a machete at the woman at around 9.45pm on Friday evening in Eyrecourt.

IRELAND: The start of Brexit negotiations in Brussels underline the urgent need to restore powersharing in Northern Ireland, the Minister for Foreign Affairs has said. Here are the key questions surrounding the Brexit negotiations.

WORLD: Theresa May has vowed that "hatred and evil" of the kind seen in the attack on a north London mosque will never succeed.

WORLD: There were emotional scenes at the site in north Kensington at 11am as firefighters halted work to join residents for a minute's silence held to remember those who lost their lives and all others affected by the blaze.

BUSINESS: The Irish technology company Codec-dss has announced 50 new jobs after the company saw a "dramatic growth" in the last year.

SPORT: Champions Dundalk drew Rosenborg in the Champions League, while league leaders Cork City will play Levadia Tallinn in the First Qualifying Round of this year’s Europa League. Meanwhile, Celtic will expect to face Linfield, if the Northern Ireland table-toppers overcome San Marino minnows La Fiorita in the Champions League first qualifying round.

SPORTRassie Erasmus looks set to bring his stint at Munster to a premature end.


LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Police treating London van attack as terrorism; Máire Whelan appointed to Appeals Court

SHOWBIZ: Novelist Sebastian Barry has won the prestigious Walter Scott literary prize for a second time.

SHOWBIZ: Ant McPartlin’s TV bosses have wished him a “speedy recovery” after the star checked into rehab amid his battle with depression, alcohol and substance abuse.

FEATURE: Andrea Mara tries to figure out: which is easier, going out to work or being a stay-at-home mother? Other mothers weigh in


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