MORNING BULLETIN: Two nationwide weather warnings in place; Rape trial for Ulster rugby stars due to start

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IRELAND: Storm Georgina has passed over Ireland but two yellow weather warnings remain. There is a nationwide wind alert with gusts of up to 110 kilometres per hour.

IRELAND: Two Ireland and Ulster rugby stars are due to go on trial accused of rape. Stuart Olding, 24, and Paddy Jackson, 26, are expected to appear before a judge at Belfast's Crown Court today.

IRELAND: Reports of secret relationships and long-hidden affairs are being recalled in Co Kerry as a result of the renewed investigation into the death of the baby found stabbed on a beach near Caherciveen in 1984.

WORLD: Pregnant women who take probiotics during pregnancy may lower their risk of pre-eclampsia and premature birth, a new study suggests.

BUSINESS: Global finance executives warned of parallels between today’s soaring stock markets and the froth of the pre-crisis years as they said investors could be wrong-footed by central banks raising interest rates.

SPORT: Former Ireland flanker Stephen Ferris has hit out at the hardline stance taken by Joe Schmidt and the IRFU which has resulted in both Simon Zebo and Tadhg Beirne being omitted from the coach’s Six Nations squad.

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MORNING BULLETIN: Two nationwide weather warnings in place; Rape trial for Ulster rugby stars due to start

VIRAL: When you combine college students with an ice-covered swimming pool, there’s unfortunately usually only one outcome. Someone’s getting cold and wet.

SHOWBIZ: Armando Iannucci has said he remains optimistic after the Russian culture ministry banned the cinema release of his satirical film The Death Of Stalin.

FEATURES: Judith Aronson photographed some of the most famous literary figures of the last century. As an exhibition of her work opens at University College Cork, she talks to Marjorie Brennan.


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