LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: The death of Dolores O'Riordan treated as not suspicious; Kerry Babies: A story that gripped the nation

Your lunchtime news bulletin.


IRELAND: Police in London are not treating the death of Dolores O'Riordan as suspicious.

IRELAND: Gardaí this afternoon are likely to offer an apology for their handling of the Kerry Babies case in which a single woman from Abbeydorney was accused of having two children by two different fathers at the same time in 1984.

IRELAND: A new survey shows there is an urban-rural divide when it comes to TDs' views on abortion.

IRELAND: A raucous atmosphere filled the National Concert Hall last night as some of rock ‘n roll’s greatest rebels gathered to celebrate the 60th birthday of Pogues singer Shane MacGowan.

WORLD: The father of a teenager who spent 30 hours trapped in a car wreck in Australian woods said he had followed his intuition by hiring the helicopter that found his seriously injured son.

BUSINESS: The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has warned of “a growing wage gap that will inevitably lead to a rise in wider inequality” following the publication of its annual survey of executive pay levels in the private sector.

SPORT: GAA: David Moran insists the hype surrounding David Clifford is excessive and the teenager will need time to adapt to senior level.


SHOWBIZ: News that Limerick singer Dolores O’Riordan died suddenly yesterday in London was front page news around the world.

SHOWBIZ: Radio presenter and Snapchat star Doireann Garrihy’s new show is set to premiere on the RTÉ player tonight.

VIRAL:  Irish people will probably break New Year’s resolutions between 6.34pm and 6.52pm tomorrow


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