MORNING BULLETIN: Charity wrongly paid over €84,000 to CEO’s parents; OPW to re-examine barrage costs

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IRELAND: A charity where payments in excess of €84,000 were made to the chief executive’s parents contrary to explicit instructions of Revenue has been given 21 days to come up with a plan to get its affairs in order.

IRELAND: The OPW has agreed to re-examine the cost of building a tidal barrage as it finalises the design of Cork’s €140m flood defence scheme — the largest single investment in flood defences in the history of the state.

IRELAND: A neighbour testified yesterday that things were normal the day before Irish businessman Jason Corbett was bludgeoned to death.

IRELAND: RTÉ 2 FM were the big winners in the latest radio listenership figures with big gains for its peak weekday shows.

WORLD: Donald Trump's new communications director has exploded smouldering tensions at the White House into a wildfire, angrily daring the US president's chief of staff to deny he was a "leaker" and exposing West Wing backstabbing in language more suited to a gangster movie.

WORLD: Campaigners have called for individuals to be prosecuted over the Grenfell Tower fire after Scotland Yard said it had "reasonable grounds" to suspect corporate manslaughter offences may have been committed.

BUSINESS: Drinks giant Diageo has reported that net sales in Ireland were flat during its last financial year, but has increased medium-term group profit targets and announced a £1.5bn (€1.7bn) share buyback programme.

SPORT: Tipperary hurling manager Michael Ryan has ruled out a return to the Premier panel for defender Cathal Barrett.

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SHOWBIZ: Kelsey Grammer has spoken about how a Depression-era Hollywood “turned a blind eye” to the horrors of the Nazi regime because of financial pressures.

SHOWBIZ: Ed Sheeran said he is “aware he won’t win” the Mercury Prize but that just being nominated has fulfilled a childhood dream.

FEATURES: Keeping fit and eating healthy is as good for your brain as it is for your body and exercise can help keep the worries of the modern world at bay. Carl Dixon looks at how



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