MORNING BULLETIN: Manhunt under way after Cork fire; North Korea 'closing off' prospect of diplomatic resolution to missile crisis

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IRELAND: Gardaí are hunting for three suspected arsonists after fire gutted a derelict listed former asylum in Cork city.

IRELANDAge Action said the amounts being charged, the transparency of the scheme and in some cases the “dubious legality” of the charge can cause serious problems for nursing home residents and their families.

IRELANDGardaí have launched a murder investigation following the disappearance of a man in the West of Ireland six years ago.

BUSINESSA University of Limerick (UL) researcher has been given €1.5m for pioneering work on generating clean energy through photosynthesis — the only Irish scientist granted by the European Research Council (ERC) in the physical science field this year.

ANALYSISIf the business of the Charleton tribunal was proposed for a movie script, it would be rejected as beyond belief. Too many coincidences, too many mistakes. Too much that requires the suspension of belief, writes Michael Clifford.

WORLDNorth Korea has been widely condemned for test-launching its first intercontinental ballistic missile – a potential game-changing development in what may be the world’s most dangerous nuclear stand-off. Meanwhile, the United States has warned that North Korea is "quickly closing off" the prospect of a diplomatic resolution to the crisis provoked by recent missile launches.

SPORT: After the announcement of the teams, we analyse the big calls which could define the series-deciding Test between the Lions and All Blacks.


FEATURESAfter living abroad for 13 years, Irene Halpin Long wasn’t prepared for was the loneliness she felt once the excitement of returning home had died down. But she persevered to settle down again.

VIRALA crowdfunding drive from a Muslim community in Tower Hamlets is raising funds to deliver food hampers to fire stations in London.

SHOWBIZAlec Baldwin’s latest film Blind, in which he plays a visually-impaired writer, has received criticism for not casting a disabled actor in his role.

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