MORNING BULLETIN: More extreme weather to come as climate change effects hit home; Dutch police hold driver of van containing gas tanks

Catch up on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com this morning.

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IRELAND: The country will have to brace itself for more extreme weather events as the effects of climate change hit home with potentially devastating effects on property and infrastructure.

IRELAND: Bank of Ireland has decided to pull a social media campaign after coming under fire.

IRELAND: A caretaker was left visibly shaken and suffered a cut to his neck after the attempted removal of a statue of the Virgin Mary at a school sparked a scuffle with a teacher.

WORLD: Police in the port city of Rotterdam have detained the driver of a van with Spanish registration plates and gas tanks inside after a concert by an American rock band was cancelled following a threat.

WORLD: Former undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson is trying to crowdfund enough money to buy Twitter - so Donald Trump cannot use it.

ANALYSIS: The paper on Ireland was full of well-meaning statements of intent, particularly around not wanting the return of any border, but gave nothing by way of detail as to how such a pipe dream is to be delivered, writes Daniel McConnell.

BUSINESS: Carrigaline has the lowest level of commercial vacant buildings among Cork towns while Youghal has the highest, according to research from Ireland’s only complete database of commercial and residential buildings.

SPORT: Floyd Mayweather is just days away from what has been described as the biggest event in the history of combat sports, but he was in a peculiar mood at last night’s final press conference.

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MORNING BULLETIN: More extreme weather to come as climate change effects hit home; Dutch police hold driver of van containing gas tanks

FEATURES: An Post’s AddressPal offers a new way to try to minimise the shipping costs when shopping online, but are you still better off in a bricks and mortar store? Carolyn Moore reports.

FEATURES: Carol O’Callaghan goes behind the scenes of a new RTÉ Player home interiors programme that transforms a room in just 24 hours.

VIRAL: This sinkhole at Quigleys Point in Northern Donegal is something straight from a hollywood blockbuster.


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