LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Woman jailed for 5 years for stabbing son to death; Coveney 'optimistic' of winning leadership

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IRELAND: A woman who killed her toddler son while suffering from a personality disorder has been jailed for five years.

IRELAND: A man's body has been recovered from a car he was travelling in when it went into the sea at Coal Harbour in Dun Laoghaire early today.

IRELAND: Simon Coveney has said he is "very optimistic" that he can still win the Fine Gael leadership race with just 24 hours to go.

WORLD: Donald Trump looks set to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement, the world’s first comprehensive treaty on climate change. Here’s all you need to know.

WORLD: A man has been charged with endangering the safety of an aircraft and making false threats after he threatened to detonate a bomb and attempted to enter the cockpit of a Malaysia Airlines plane flying out of Australia.

BUSINESS: The first payments of claims to customers of the collapsed Setanta Insurance will be made shortly, according to Government.

SPORT: Warren Gatland has given his players four games to prove they are worthy of a British & Irish Lions Test place against the All Blacks.

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LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Woman jailed for 5 years for stabbing son to death; Coveney 'optimistic' of winning leadership

ARTS: Aidan Turner tells Susan Griffin how his Ross has matured in the latest series of Poldark

SHOWBIZ: Former Coronation Street star Roy Barraclough has died at the age of 81. A spokesman for the Lancashire-born actor said he died on Thursday following a short illness.

SHOWBIZ: All Ariana Grande fans who attended the pop star’s targeted Manchester Arena gig will be given free passes to Sunday’s benefit concert regardless of where they purchased their tickets.


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