MORNING BULLETIN: Garda boss facing fresh calls to resign; teenager drowns in River Shannon

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


IRELAND: Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan is facing fresh calls to resign after a damning Dáil report led to claims she and others tried to “cover up” the garda college financial scandal.

IRELAND: The president of Cork Institute of Technology has been paid €227,956 in a pension lump sum and an annual pension of €78,315 from the college despite still occupying the post, the Public Accounts Committee has been told.

IRELAND: A small community in Co Roscommon is in shock this morning, following the drowning of a local teenager in the River Shannon.

ANALYSIS: On day 10 of the Disclosures Tribunal, crime reporter Paul Williams admits that he never checked out the story, writes Michael Clifford.

WORLD: An Australian woman who called 911 to report an assault was shot dead by a Minneapolis police officer after his partner was startled by a loud sound near their car.

WORLD: A boy who underwent a double hand transplant was able to fulfil his dream of swinging a baseball bat just a year after surgery.

BUSINESS: Ryanair is expected to post after-tax profits of €320m, which would represent a 25% increase on the same period last year, when it publishes first quarter results early next week.

SPORT: GAA president Aogán Farrell has revealed the organisation came to the aid of former Boston board chairman John Cunningham during his deportation from the United States.


ARTS: Cillian Murphy has managed to make his name in Hollywood and maintain his film integrity. Here, he talks to Shilpa Ganatra.

FEATURES: There is no reason why the heat should leave us struggling to strike a balance between what’s appropriate for the office and what works for the weather, writes Carolyn Moore.

ARTS: The Overwatch World Cup looks to determine who is best at turning a fun game into something far too serious, writes Ronan Jennings.

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