LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Regency Hotel murder trial adjourned to allow probe into lead investigator's death

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IRELAND: The Regency Hotel shooting trial has been adjourned for a month this morning to allow completion of an investigation into the circumstances of the death of Detective Superintendent Colm Fox, who had been the lead investigator into the fatal shooting at the hotel over two years ago, the Special Criminal Court has heard.

IRELAND: A former basketball coach who groomed and abused young boys in Waterford has lost an appeal against his prison sentence.

IRELAND: A presumed homeless man staying in a hotel at the expense of the State was found with €12,000 in cash and a further €140,000 in a bank account when he was targeted in a planned operation by the Criminal Assets Bureau.

IRELAND: The Dáil has heard concerns about fraud connected to two companies who have earned €84m from returning people to work here.

IRELAND: The Master of the High Court has described advice given by the Taoiseach to a person facing repossession as “a sick joke” and said the Government is “misinformed” about the situation impacting many families.

ANALYSIS: Why should I continue to pay my mortgage if the State is to bail out those who aren’t paying theirs? That was the obvious question to the proposed bill from Fianna Fáil’s John McGuinness which has been drafted by the master of the High Court Edmund Honohan, writes Daniel McConnell.

WORLD: 'I hear you': Here's what was on Donald Trump's notes for his meeting with Florida shooting survivors.

SPORT: The Black Ash park and ride facility in Cork city will offer free late-night parking tomorrow night as up to 15,000 sports fans are expected in Cork city for two big sporting events.

SPORT: 'What is there to hide?' Club Players’ Association executive member Derek Kavanagh is disappointed that Cork has opted to vote against GAA Congress motion on the recording of votes, but he is hopeful that other counties will show their support.

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CULTURE: Craig Gillespie brought a touch of humour to his fantastic film about scandal-tinged skater Tonya Harding, writes Esther McCarthy.

VIRAL: A school in England has banned a haircut known as the "Meet me at McDonald's" and warned pupils they may be sent home or placed in isolation until their hair is restyled.

SHOWBIZ: Cork's biggest music festival Indiependence 2018 have announced more acts to its line up.

FEATURES: Are you one of the thousands of bicycle theft victims? Rita de Brún asks what precautions cyclists can take to put the brakes on pedaling pilferers.


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