LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Stephen Donnelly has applied for Fianna Fáil membership

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IRELAND: The Fianna Fáil parliamentary party has been told Stephen Donnelly has applied for membership.

IRELAND: Michael Noonan has launched a new attack on the European Commission over the Apple tax ruling - saying it is driven by a mixture of "law and politics".

IRELAND: Cork city has experienced some spot flooding following extensive rain last night.

WORLD: Iran has defended their ballistic missile testing after being put 'on notice' by the United States.

WORLD: The British government will publish its Brexit strategy later today.

BUSINESS: A new report from Oxfam has suggested that we could get our first trillionaire in the next 25 years. Is Bill Gates going to be the one?

SPORT: Former England and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has announced his retirement from football.

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SHOWBIZ: Helen Flanagan returns, so are you looking forward to seeing Rosie Webster back on Coronation Street?

VIRAL: If you graduated from work anytime after the economic crash, you’re probably all-too familiar with the world of unpaid work. Watch Foil Arms and Hog suggest plumber work for the 'exposure'.

FEATURE: Oscar night is nearly upon us and there have been a few surprises — and some apparent snubs — in the shortlist, says Esther McCarthy.



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