LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Rejection of special Brexit status for North 'disappointing'; New details from Census 2016

Here's your lunchtime news bulletin.


IRELAND: Sinn Féin has expressed disappointment after a bid to give the North special EU status following Brexit failed to secure European Parliament support.

IRELAND: The third profile report from Census 2016 has been published today, and it focuses on the age profile of Ireland.

IRELAND: Gardaí are hunting for three suspected arsonists after fire gutted a derelict listed former asylum in Cork city.

IRELAND: Sixty-five cars were seized last year for not paying Dublin’s M50 toll. Figures from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) show that more than 170 vehicles have been seized since the barrier-free system came into being in 2008.

WORLD: Donald Trump has questioned American intelligence about foreign meddling in the US election, claiming Russia was not the only country that might have interfered.

WORLD: A ground-breaking trade deal to open up the Japanese market to Europe has been agreed in principal.

SPORT: No deal or fee has yet been agreed between Everton and Manchester United for the sale of striker Romelu Lukaku, senior sources at the Merseyside club have said, despite earlier reports of a £75m deal.


LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Rejection of special Brexit status for North 'disappointing'; New details from Census 2016

FEATURE: After living abroad for 13 years, Irene Halpin Long wasn’t prepared for was the loneliness she felt once the excitement of returning home had died down. But she persevered to settle down again.

SHOWBIZ: Singer Ed Sheeran has denied reports he has stopped using his Twitter account, telling his fans he will just no longer read posts.

VIDEO: The latest readers' pictures shortlisted for our photography competition have produced some stunning shots.


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