MORNING BULLETIN: Garda community relations 'not enough' to tackle radicalisation; Curfew imposed in storm-ravaged Houston

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IRELAND: Garda security units have conducted searches and arrests to prevent people travelling to Syria or Iraq as the country is described as being “not immune” from a jihadist attack.

IRELAND: €2m is to be given to businesses and organisations affected by recent flooding in Donegal. The Minister with Responsibility for Defence Paul Kehoe says the emergency humanitarian assistance will be provided to those who were unable to secure flood insurance.

IRELAND: School uniforms with up to 54” trouser waistlines are being sold as the growing epidemic of childhood obesity continues.

WORLD: A curfew has been imposed in Houston where more than 13,000 people have been rescued after a catastrophic storm that is now the heaviest tropical downpour in US history.

WORLD: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for more weapons tests targeting the Pacific Ocean, a day after his nation for the first time flew a ballistic missile designed to carry a nuclear payload over Japan.

BUSINESS: Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has decided to pull right-wing Fox News from Sky’s airwaves.

SPORT: Anthony Daly has confirmed that he is stepping down from his Director of coaching role at the Limerick underage hurling academy. 

SPORT: Cork City boss John Caulfield has reignited his war of words with Shamrock Rovers, saying his club are expecting “gamesmanship” in their meeting his week and accusing Hoops players of “hitting the deck for no reason”.

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MORNING BULLETIN: Garda community relations 'not enough' to tackle radicalisation; Curfew imposed in storm-ravaged Houston

FEATURES: A nostalgic documentary recalls the top stars and magic moments at the famous Co Cork Redbarn venue.

EXAMVIRAL: A young Limerick man who gatecrashed his way into sitting in the most expensive seats at the McGregor and Mayweather fight has said it crossed his mind that he could be arrested for trespassing.

SHOWBIZ: Shawn Mendes has performed the first MTV Unplugged since the network revived the series.


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