MORNING BULLETIN: FG parliamentary party told to prepare for vote in mid-January; Al Porter's final interview before the allegations

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IRELAND: The country may be facing a snap general election in January after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar refused to sack his Tánaiste, Frances Fitzgerald, over the Maurice McCabe email saga.

IRELAND: Today HotPress magazine have published an interview with the presenter and panto star, conducted by their contributing editor Olaf Tyaransen, just days before Porter's resignation.

IRELAND: A simple act of Christmas kindness has led to a life-changing home makeover for the family of a brave little girl.

WORLD: Zimbabweans were gathering ahead of the presidential inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa, who will become the country's second leader since independence from white minority rule in 1980.

BUSINESS: It is estimated that previous records will be broken and more than €100m will be spent here this weekend as Black Friday kicks off the Christmas shopping season

SPORT: This all kicked off with a throwaway comment in the gym, says Ronan O’Gara of upcoming move to New Zealand.


FEATURES: Paul Howard - 'Once we reach middle age, our bodies are like vintage cars'

ARTS: Before she moved to Kinsale in the 1960s, Elizabeth Friedlander had already fled the Nazis, designed covers for Penguin books and created her own typeface, writes Marjorie Brennan.

SHOWBIZ: Uma Thurman has said Harvey Weinstein does not “deserve a bullet” and suggested she has been a victim of sexual harassment.

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