MORNING BULLETIN: Inquiry to examine Noonan's role in Grace scandal; All the Oscars reaction

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IRELAND: Finance Minister Michael Noonan’s handling of the Grace case in the 1990s while he was health minister is to be investigated by the long-awaited commission of investigation into the foster abuse scandal.

IRELANDA member of the notorious Dundon crime family has been arrested with two other men as part of a Garda crackdown on organised crime.

IRELANDLeo Varadkar has denied he has struck a formal agreement with leadership rival Simon Coveney but the two have had discussions around the future of the party.

IRELANDA leading climate change expert has said that the risk of extreme storms in the west of Ireland has risen by 25% because of global warming.

BUSINESS: Escalating insurance costs of €730 a room threaten to puncture a record year for many hoteliers and guest house owners as they face the challenge of hosting fewer British visitors, the country’s largest hotels group has said.

SPORT: We spoke with seven county managers who have their say on the highest profile change made at the GAA’s Annual Congress, including the 'Super 8'.


SHOWBIZThe best picture Oscar was won by Moonlight after La La Land was mistakenly announced as the winner.

SHOWBIZIrish hopeful Ruth Negga missed out on an Oscar for her performance in Loving after La La Land's Emma Stone came out on top in the Best Actress category. Negga was among a number of Oscar-nominees to have thrown their support behind the organisation who first challenged President Donald Trump’s travel ban by wearing blue ribbons to the ceremony.

SHOWBIZJimmy Kimmel poked fun at US president Donald Trump as he delivered a politically charged opening monologue at the Academy Awards. However, the host accused of racism for poking fun at Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali’s name.

SHOWBIZ: Here are all the winners from a chaotic night at the Oscars.

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