MORNING BULLETIN: Irish person dies in Morocco; Gardaí face pension levy hike

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IRELAND: Public sector workers are set to face three rates of pension contributions, with gardaí being hit with the biggest levy.

IRELAND: Rescue workers trying to battle a huge forest fire in west Galway may not get the weather needed in order to fight the blaze.

IRELAND: The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is offering consular assistance following the death of an Irish citizen in Morocco.

IRELAND: A man shot in a gang-related incident in Dublin yesterday remains in a critical condition in hospital.

BUSINESS: Soaring home prices has boosted household wealth but Irish people are still the fourth most indebted in the EU a decade after the start of the crash, Central Bank figures show.

WORLD: A moderate earthquake close to the earth's surface has killed eight people and injured more than 20 others in western China, officials said.

SPORT: Wexford’s Conor McDonald has branded some of the recent criticism of manager Davy Fitzgerald as “childish” and “hurtful”.


MORNING BULLETIN: Irish person dies in Morocco; Gardaí face pension levy hike

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