MORNING BULLETIN: Main parties rule out governing with Sinn Féin; Charles Manson dies aged 83

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IRELAND: Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have strongly rejected any notion of going into government with Sinn Féin after the next general election.

IRELAND: An RTÉ employee will appear before a court in Leeds today charged with inciting sexual activity with an underage girl.

IRELAND: Comedian Al Porter is to take “time away from the spotlight” following a weekend of allegations of unwanted groping and advances by the broadcaster.

IRELAND: The taxpayer paid out close to €20m last year in pensions, lump sums, and other retirement benefits to former politicians.

WORLD: Cult leader Charles Manson, whose followers killed actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969, has died. He was 83.

BUSINESS: Over half of businesses in the Republic and the North are pessimistic about the effect Brexit will have on their business in the next five years, the survey found.

SPORT: Thirteen changes and one positional switch from a side that had just recorded a record win over South Africa marked a bold statement from Joe Schmidt.


FEATURES: Yesterday was World Toilet Day, a battleground for everyone from the Suffragettes to the freedom riders, who have fought for access to the bathroom for people of all persuasions, races and genders. Caomhan Keane reports.

ARTS: David Creedon has been nominated for the Hennessy Portrait Prize for his picture of Billy Ramsell. It’s the latest addition to his hugely impressive body of work, writes Marjorie Brennan.

SHOWBIZ: Men may have dominated the nominations at the 2017 American Music Awards but women stole the show with their hard-hitting performances. Here is a list of the winners at the American Music Awards.


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