MORNING BULLETIN: President Higgins lauds 'immense contribution' of Martin McGuinness to peace process

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IRELAND: Sinn Féin politician Martin McGuinness has died in hospital. President Michael D. Higgins paid tribute to McGuinness, lauding his "immense contribution" to the Northern Ireland peace process.

IRELAND: A “brazen” Taoiseach Enda Kenny intends to stay in office until the summer recess following his “successful” trip to Washington DC last week, senior Fine Gael ministers have said.

IRELAND: A mother who hit the headlines when she stormed into a hospital emergency department and refused to leave before being properly diagnosed has just received the devastating news that she has cancer.

ANALYSIS: In a new report, the Ombudsman for Children has voiced huge concerns "about the serious and ongoing violations of the rights of children waiting for scoliosis treatment". Two children whose surgeries were delayed reveal the physical and psychological impact of this delay.

WORLD: The White House is distancing itself from two former senior members of Donald Trump's team amid an FBI investigation into possible connections between "associates" of the US president and Russia.

BUSINESS: Irish banks have returned to financial health but non-performing mortgage loans will drag on their credit scores for some time, according to S&P Global Ratings.

SPORT: Ryan McBride wasn't a household name across Europe, but now his passing is being marked across the continent, much like those of footballers who have died in similarly inexplicable circumstances.


MORNING BULLETIN: President Higgins lauds 'immense contribution' of Martin McGuinness to peace process

FEATURES: Today is World Poetry Day, so Jonathan deBurca Butler asked five Irish people to select their favourite poems of all time.

LIFESTYLE: ‘Bribery tools’ are exactly that, but are one way of eking out good behaviour from the little ones, writes Gwen Loughman.

SHOWBIZ: Former Spice Girl Mel B has filed for divorce from her husband Stephen Belafonte after nearly 10 years of marriage.


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