MORNING BULLETIN: Maurice McCabe meeting deepens crisis

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IRELAND: The crisis facing the Government over its handling of false allegations of child sex abuse against Sgt Maurice McCabe is set to deepen as Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin meets the whistleblower today.

IRELAND: The row between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil has deepened over when the Government found out about Tusla's role in the Maurice McCabe affair.

IRELAND: A year on, Cork’s big events centre plan has stalled. Developers now seek an extra €10m to complete it. Sod-turning photo-op is haunting Simon Coveney. But minister is defending the procurement process.

WORLD: Republican colleagues of Donald Trump have expressed concern about his mental health, a Democratic senator claimed.

WORLD: Dozens of people needed treatment after a hazardous material believed to be pepper spray was spread through the air conditioning system at a German airport.

BUSINESS: Fears that pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly’s decision to postpone a €200m investment in Kinsale, Co Cork are a reaction to US President Donald Trump’s protectionism are overstated, according to a leading economist.

SPORT: The coming crisis in hurling? Policing the breakdown, much as we don’t like using the term. 

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FEATURE: Irish nurse Berna Breen saw the brutality of gang warfare in Honduras, writes Ellie O’Byrne, when she worked in an A&E department for RTÉ’s new series of ‘Toughest Place To Be’.

VIRAL: The thought of travelling around Australia would seem like a dream to many, but for this one guy it would seem the experience was anything but.

SHOWBIZ: Adele and David Bowie had success at the 2017 Grammys after winning early awards at the ceremony.



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