MORNING BULLETIN: Enda Kenny risks ‘tearing party apart’

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IRELAND: Taoiseach Enda Kenny must explicitly set out his time-frame for stepping down this Wednesday or risk “tearing Fine Gael apart”, senior figures last night warned. The five possible Fine Gael leadership contenders will come face to face at a cabinet meeting this morning.

IRELAND: Banks are committing to spending up to €1bn in “putting people out of family homes”, it has been claimed.

IRELAND: Unions and management at Bus Éireann return to talks at the Workplace Relations Commission later.

WORLD: An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing holiday have been killed after their charter plane crashed into a shopping mall in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, shortly after take-off.

WORLD: Two trains have collided in the South African capital Pretoria, injuring more than 100 people, paramedics said.

BUSINESS: Ireland’s biggest fuel forecourt supplier Topaz has moved to cement its position as market share leader by announcing plans to open a 24-hour motorway service station on the Cork to Dublin motorway.

SPORT: Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus described Saturday’s incredible Guinness PRO12 victory over Ospreys as “satisfying”.

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SHOWBIZFormer Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry has said that she had her differences with Paul Hollywood, but she “admired him a lot”.

VIRAL: If you’ve not heard of Japan’s Naked Man Festival, we’ll give you one guess what it involves.

LIFESTYLE: Helping patients come to terms with their situation is just one of many care services provided by the staff of Our Lady’s Hospice, writes Alison O’Connor.



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