MORNING BULLETIN: Speculation of third candidate in race to replace Enda Kenny

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IRELAND:As Enda Kenny announces his retirement he says he is "honoured and privileged" to have served as leader since 2002. Now, Ministers Simon Coveney and Leo Varadkar are set to declare candidacy for the now vacant position of Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach, while speculation continues that a third candidate may emerge. 

ANALYSIS: Pragmatism over principle has been the hallmark of Enda Kenny's time as leader, suggests Political Editor Daniel McConnell.

IRELAND: Alcohol or drugs have been detected in eight out of 10 suicides examined in a study of 121 cases in Cork over a six-year period.

IRELAND: Revelations that more than half a million euro has been stolen from accounts in two Cork credit unions should lead to an external review of the governance of both institutions.

BUSINESS: A Cork flight to New York will happen sooner rather than later, the managing director of Cork Airport has said.

WORLD: The US Justice Department has appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that Donald Trump's campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election that put him in the White House.

SPORT: Ed Coughlan examines a list of 17 GAA innovations, some of which flattered to deceive, while others made life at the elite level better for all.

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MORNING BULLETIN: Speculation of third candidate in race to replace Enda Kenny

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