MORNING BULLETIN: 59 dead following Las Vegas shooting; 2,900 leave Defence Forces early over pay

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WORLD: The man who killed 59 people and injured 527 others in a mass shooting in Las Vegas was a big-spending gambler who took 23 guns into his hotel room before opening fire on crowds attending an outdoor music festival.

IRELAND: More than 2,900 members of the Defence Forces took early retirement in the last five years — primarily due to poor pay and conditions — which has led to a significant loss of experience.

IRELAND: The Government is to be advised to consider introducing a city tax after large hotels failed to pass on lower Vat rate benefits to customers.

IRELAND: The Government is being urged to ditch plans for tax cuts in the Budget. Social Justice Ireland says investment in infrastructure, and tackling inequality would be better for the economy.

BUSINESS: Even as Catalonia serves a reminder that political risks remain, the eurozone’s year of living dangerously is turning out well for the economy.

SPORT: Hurling Development Committee (HDC) chairman Paudie O’Neill feels attitudes from both managers and officials towards the Allianz Hurling League will change in the wake of Saturday’s historic All-Ireland SHC vote.


MORNING BULLETIN: 59 dead following Las Vegas shooting; 2,900 leave Defence Forces early over pay

SHOWBIZ: US singer Tom Petty has died at the age of 66. A statement on the singer’s Twitter page said: “On behalf of the Tom Petty family, we are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend, Tom Petty.”

VIRAL: Police forces across the US and around the world are sending support to their colleagues in Las Vegas following a mass shooting.

FEATURES: How do we encourage young girls to pursue careers in STEM? Andrea Mara meets the women who think they’ve found the answer. 


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