MORNING BULLETIN: Record rental costs and lack of housing pushing families to brink; At least one dead as earthquake hits Italy island resort

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IRELAND: Thousands of families have been forced into homelessness as record high rental costs and a drastic lack of housing supply is pushing families to the brink.

IRELAND: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned that Ireland will stall Britain’s attempts to negotiate a future trade deal with the EU unless the border question is satisfactorily progressed.

IRELAND: There have been no confirmed sightings of missing Cork woman Tina Satchwell since the day she went missing, gardaí have confirmed.

WORLD: At least one person has died and six others are trapped under the rubble of their homes after an earthquake hit the Italian resort island of Ischia at the peak of its tourist season.

WORLD: The body of a woman has been found in the Baltic Sea near where a missing Swedish journalist is believed to have died on a privately built submarine, police in Denmark said.

ANALYSIS: If in doubt, spin it out. So appears to be the primary approach of the Government to the housing crisis and homeless emergency.

SPORT: Former Kerry forward Seán O’Sullivan says David Gough’s appointment for Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final replay won’t go down well in the county but maintains he’s a leading referee.

SPORT: Ahead of Sunday’s first Championship clash between Tyrone and Dublin since 2011, former Tyrone footballer Owen Mulligan claims Mickey Harte must be offered a fresh deal, that Sean Cavanagh should stay on too, and that the Red Hands are poised for success.

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MORNING BULLETIN: Record rental costs and lack of housing pushing families to brink; At least one dead as earthquake hits Italy island resort

FEATURES: Mark had been in care since infancy, but representing Ireland in the Homeless World Cup has helped him find a sense of self-worth, writes Shamim Malekmian.

ARTS: Manchán Magan is in the midst of a new radio series that taps into the weird and wonderful aspects of Ireland’s natural heritage, writes Jonathan deBurca Butler.

VIRAL: Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and protective glasses as the moon blotted out the midday sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the US from coast to coast in nearly a century.


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