MORNING BULLETIN: Parties split on 12-week abortion limit; medical card is now available from the HSE

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IRELAND: The abortion referendum battle for middle Ireland has begun, with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil members split on whether to allow unrestricted access to terminations up to the 12th week of pregnancy if the Eighth Amendment is repealed.

IRELAND: The mother of an 11-year-old girl who died by suicide has begun legal action against the HSE to “expose the flaws” within the health care system.

IRELAND: A new online service that allows people to find out straight away if they are eligible for a medical card is now available from the HSE.

IRELAND:  Could this year spell the swan song for the scourge of the ticket touts?

WORLD: Henry Bolton has revealed he has ended his romantic relationship with Jo Marney after it was reported she made racist remarks about Meghan Markle.

BUSINESS: A new software engineering centre is set to bring 150 new jobs to the west of Ireland.

VIEWS: DUP leader Arlene Foster’s speech in Killarney at the weekend was, if not entirely palatable, entirely welcome.

SPORT: Munster left Paris last night disappointed at the lost opportunity to secure a place in the last eight but knowing their Champions Cup destiny is still in their own hands.

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VIRAL: Why Irish comedy Derry Girls is the show to watch right now, hey.

SHOWBIZ: Candice Brown has become the first celebrity to leave Dancing On Ice.

FEATURES: Judy Collins turned Leonard Cohen into a singer and had plenty of hits herself. At 78, she’s as outspoken as ever.


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