MORNING BULLETIN: Chief Justice wants legal reform for social media; Rugby stars face rape prosecutions

Catch up on some of the stories and issues highlighted on this morning.


IRELAND: Chief Justice Susan Denham said concerns over social media were “widespread and real” and that new laws were needed.

IRELAND: It has been claimed that a newly uncovered file shows gardaí knew as far back as 2002 that there were question marks regarding the credibility of Marie Farrell, a key witness in the initial garda probe into the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

IRELAND: Two top Ireland rugby stars are to be prosecuted for rape.

IRELAND: A Tipperary woman who won €10,000 towards her dream wedding wants answers after she was told the website that ran the competition has left her around €7,000 short.

WORLD: US president Donald Trump has taken a victory lap in Ohio with the voters who helped put him in office, following a slim, but symbolic health care win in Washington.

WORLD: The most senior Vatican official to be charged in connection with the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis has appeared in court in Australia for the first time.

BUSINESS: A farming organisation wants forestry payments curtailed amid claims they are a threat to the fabric of rural life.

SPORT: Galway hurling captain David Burke doesn’t believe any team employing a sweeper will lift Liam MacCarthy and has claimed Waterford could benefit from not having Tadhg De Búrca available for next month’s All-Ireland semi-final against Cork.


FEATURE: Donal O’Keeffe tells the story of the mobile library service which brings a sense of community and joy to people of all ages.

SHOWBIZ: Love Island champions Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies have claimed they enjoyed romps on the reality TV show “more than any couple”.

VIRAL: A barber shop had a unique makeover after the owner decided to cover the floor with coins.

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