MORNING BULLETIN: State aid to help people buy first home; US government shutdown enters working week

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IRELAND: The Government is to provide mortgages for first-time buyers with lower interest rates than the main commercial banks.

IRELAND: The homelessness crisis has been a factor in an increase in referrals to the Child and Family Agency, with the number expected to top 50,000 for last year, according to the chief executive of Tusla.

IRELAND: A young Irish man has died after being caught up in a flash-flood while kayaking in Equador.

WORLD: The US government shutdown will extend into the work week as the Senate appeared to inch closer to ending a partisan stalemate late on Sunday but fell short of agreement.

BUSINESS: With technology and a new approach to making better use of unused spaces, Dublin start-up Parkpnp is aiming to shake up the parking industry in Europe.

SPORT: Clare have tabled another motion opposing pay-per-view, while Leitrim have joined Roscommon in calling for the GAA not to renew their broadcasting deals with Sky Sports and Eir when they elapse in 2021.

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MORNING BULLETIN: State aid to help people buy first home; US government shutdown enters working week

VIRAL: As the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration rolled around on Saturday, so did the anniversary of women’s marches around the globe. Here are some of the best signs spotted at the protests in the UK, Canada and the USA.

SHOWBIZ: Gary Oldman scored another victory on his journey to the Oscars when he triumphed at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday. Here a full list of the winners on the night.

FEATURES: Comedian Joanne McNally has made a new TV show ‘Baby Hater’ to meet other women who’ve decided not to have children.


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