LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Tragic Clondalkin fire funerals and plans announced for second Scottish independence vote

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IRELAND: Huge crowds gathered today to pay their respects to the mother and children who died in the tragic fire in Clondalkin last week.

IRELAND:  The Taoiseach is expected to raise the issue of the undocumented Irish with the Mayor of Boston today.

IRELAND: The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has published details of illegal product detentions for 2016.

IRELAND: Temperatures set to soar to 17C today.

WORLD: Nicola Sturgeon says she will give Scots a "real choice" between Brexit and leaving the UK in a second vote on independence.

WORLD: The death toll following the collapse of a mountain of rubbish at a garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital has reached 50, officials said as relatives waited for news of the dozens said to be missing.

WORLD: Thirty-five people have been killed after a lorry lost control on a Nigerian road.

BUSINESS: SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for teams, today announced the expansion of its EMEA headquarters in Galway.

SPORT: Our new signing from inside the game, The Secret Footballer, enjoys the mind games being played by the managers of the Premier League’s top teams as much as the games on the field...

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LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Tragic Clondalkin fire funerals and plans announced for second Scottish independence vote

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