Catch up on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com this morning.
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IRELAND: Professor Philip Nolan, president of Maynooth University, said he does not expect any major changes in CAO points on large numbers of the 1,300 courses due to be filled through the system, as Leaving Cert results are issued today.
IRELAND: First year college students are being urged to get vaccinated to protect themselves against meningitis before starting university.
IRELAND: The Cork County Board has said it “outright condemns” the flying of the Confederate flag in support of the county’s GAA teams.
IRELAND: Gardaí have reportedly found a gun during their excavation in Chapelizod as part of the Trevor Deely cold case.
WORLD: Youngsters who bully classmates through modern technology are more likely to have suicidal thoughts or attempt suicide, according to an international study.
WORLD: Theresa May is facing renewed calls to cancel a state visit for Donald Trump over his latest response to deadly unrest in Virginia.
ANALYSIS: A serious issue has arisen over the continuation of Nóirín O’Sullivan as Garda Commissioner, writes Michael Clifford.
SPORT: Waterford were rejoicing last night as it was confirmed thatAustin Gleeson has been cleared to play in the All-Ireland final.
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SHOWBIZ: The Weakest Link presenter Anne Robinson has credited sex for keeping her “young” after she joined popular dating app, Tinder.
SHOWBIZ: Game Of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has said ratings will not be damaged by leaked episodes as well as spoilers released after the HBO hack.
FEATURES: Fr Ted may have thoroughly skewered the festival via the ‘Lovely Girls’ contest, but perhaps we have come out the other side of it and can now appreciate the Rose of Tralee festival for what it is — slightly awkward, relatively harmless fun, writes Bill Linnane.
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