MORNING BULLETIN: Texts suggest Simon Coveney knew of Air Corps whistleblowers

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IRELAND: Government chief whip Regina Doherty passed an air corps whistleblower’s requests for contact with Housing Minister Simon Coveney onto her Cabinet colleague last year, contrary to Mr Coveney’s claims he was unaware of any such appeal.

IRELAND: The Government will publish the terms of reference later for a statutory inquiry into the treatment of Garda whistleblowers.

IRELAND: Jobs fears as Hewlett-Packard staff called for meeting with management later today.

WORLD: Donald Trump's travel ban has faced its toughest test yet, with a panel of appeal court judges hammering the US government's arguments that it was motivated by terrorism fears.

WORLD: The condition of an Egyptian man said to have attacked soldiers with a machete at France’s Louvre museum has deteriorated, authorities said.

BUSINESS: Separate appeals by Ireland and Apple against the EU Commission’s ruling that the iPhone maker must pay back €13bn to the Irish exchequer are likely to fail and is not in the public interest, a leading academic has told TDs and senators.

SPORT: He may not have got the chance to do what he loves most and scrummaged against the Scots last week but just being on the pitch at Murrayfield making his Six Nations debut was a dream come true for John Ryan given the journey he has taken of late with ulcerative colitis.

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FEATURE: Resident Evil VII is a masterpiece in crazy game design — and a frightening virtual reality experience, writes Ronan Jennings.

VIRAL: Obama's old White House photographer shared a poignant image on his Instagram which will make you miss him even more.

VIDEO: Cork City FC supporters paid a moving tribute to Noelle Feeney outside Turner's Cross following the removal of her remains this evening.



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