MORNING BULLETIN: Maurice McCabe: Nothing but a public inquiry will do

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IRELAND: There is growing pressure for a public inquiry into an alleged orchestrated smear campaign and attacks by agencies of the State against Sgt Maurice McCabe, which the whistleblower says he and his family endured during an eight-year “nightmare”.

IRELAND: Irish and Munster rugby legend Ronan O’Gara last night said he was “humbled and honoured” to receive the Freedom of Cork.

IRELAND: Up to 40 people lost their jobs by text yesterday following the sudden closure of one of Cork City’s oldest bars.

WORLD: President Donald Trump's embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn has resigned, following reports that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russia.

WORLD: The UN Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea's ballistic missile launches and warned of "further significant measures" if Pyongyang does not stop nuclear testing.

BUSINESS: A bitter dispute between a son and his mother concerning ownership of the Kilkenny group of luxury design retail stores, employing 300 people, has come before the Commercial Court.

SPORT: Peter O’Mahony will not feature for Munster in Saturday’s Guinness PRO12 clash against Ospreys, according to the province’s Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus.

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FEATURE: Suzanne Harrington has embraced the wonderful potential of digital dating for the mature woman.

VIRAL: Kellyanne Conway’s question dodging in interviews is by now legendary. How does she do it? Vox spoke to a debate and public speaking coach who had his own theories.

SHOWBIZ: Harry Potter star Emma Watson was named woman of the year at the Elle Style Awards.



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