MORNING BULLETIN: FG and FF strike bin charges deal; North Korea missile launch 'escalates threat to US'

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IRELAND: The Garda Ombudsman (Gsoc) is set to bring in outside financial investigators and take on more staff to carry out a probe into suspected fraudulent activity involving a secret Garda account.

IRELAND: Firefighters are still at the scene of a major blaze at one of Cork's most historic buildings. The alarm was raised at St Kevin's Asylum on the Lee Road at 8.15pm last night.

IRELAND: There has been a deal between Fianna Fáil and the Government to avoid a Dáil defeat on bin charges. It is after two hours of Dáil debate last night on Fianna Fáil's demand to set up a Regulator for the waste industry.

BUSINESS: Retailers are calling for a 3% reduction in VAT to offset the effects of Brexit, sterling devaluation and the huge move to online shopping.

WORLD: North Korea has test-launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile, a potential game-changing development in what may be the world's most dangerous nuclear stand-off.

SPORT: Páirc Uí Chaoimh could host separate All-Ireland senior hurling quarter-finals on July 22 and 23 should Cork lose Sunday’s Munster final to Clare.

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FEATURES: Isabelle Huppert and Brigitte Macron have led the way in proving that, just because you’ve hit your 60s, it doesn’t mean you have to forget about fashion.

VIRAL: Twycross Zoo is celebrating the birth of its second Bornean orangutan this year and is asking the public to help name him.

SHOWBIZ: Woody Harrelson has said the War For The Planet Of The Apes plot’s startling similarities to the Trump administration are pure coincidence.



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