MORNING BULLETIN: Public urged to report vacant homes to dedicated unit; New campaign to combat racism on public transport

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

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IRELAND: A campaign combat racism on public transport from the National Transport Authority will be launched later today.

IRELAND: New laws to use over-the-shop premises as residences, to set up a special empty-homes unit, and to appoint dedicated officers to progress ‘vacant hot-spot’ areas are among plans to improve housing.

IRELAND: An Air Corps official has rejected claims that inspection reports at the centre of legal cases against the State were deliberately destroyed, describing the allegations as malicious.

WORLD: A man accused of driving a car into a crowd of anti-fascist protesters in Virginia was fascinated with Nazism, idolised Adolf Hitler and had been singled out at school for his "deeply held, radical" convictions on race, a teacher has said.

WORLD: Police were forced to break up a fight involving 30 people over augmented reality game Pokemon Go in England.

BUSINESS: Irish consumers are hunting for more sale bargains as they become increasingly cautious about their personal finances, according to a new report.

SPORT: An evenly balanced game lurched decisively Waterford’s way when Munster champions Cork lost Damien Cahalane to a second yellow card, writes Michael Moynihan.

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MORNING BULLETIN: Public urged to report vacant homes to dedicated unit; New campaign to combat racism on public transport

FEATURES: Deciding to get married abroad need not be the hassle many imagine. Paula Burns tells how she planned her upcoming wedding in Spain.

ARTS: The death of SoundCloud could mean the erasure of a decade of internet sound culture, sending a wave of worry through the music world, writes Jenna Wortham.

SHOWBIZ: The life of boxing legend Muhammad Ali is to be given a musical makeover, it is reported.


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