LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Simon Coveney takes over Tánaiste role; Homeless couple jailed over break-in

Here are all the latest headlines this lunchtime.

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IRELAND: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has named Simon Coveney as the new Tánaiste.

IRELAND: A couple who were homeless broke into a house in the hope of finding a place to stay and yesterday they were both jailed for four months.

IRELAND: UFC fighter Conor McGregor has been ordered to appear in court or face arrest over a speeding offence.

WORLD: A right-wing US commentator who may have been the source of the videos tweeted by Donald Trump has admitted she did not know who Britain First were and did not attempt to check them out before spreading their messages online.

BUSINESS: Cork and Dublin are to share 20 new jobs as cloud computing firm Strencom said it would plough €6m of reinvested profits into expansion, writes Pádraig Hoare.

SPORT: The Government has announced the clubs and authorities that will get a share of the €56m in sports capital grants this morning.

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VIRAL: After Channel 4 asked British people to draw the North's border, RTÉ decided to ask Irish people to draw the UK's borders, writes Denise O'Donoghue.

SHOWBIZ: Jay-Z has addressed rumours about his marriage with Beyonce, admitting he has cheated on her in the past

FEATURES: Teenage angst and a sister’s illness inspired a project to help other young girls, writes Jacqui Corcoran.



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