MORNING BULLETIN: Vacant social houses to be restored; Delta apologises to family removed from flight

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IRELAND: At least 1,400 vacant social houses are to be returned to productive use by the end of the year for homeless households and families on housing waiting lists.

IRELAND: The Department of Education is to launch an independent inquiry into allegations of misconduct at the University of Limerick.

IRELAND: A fisherman has been banned from setting foot in West Cork by a judge following two separate convictions — even if the boat he is working on docks along the coast.

BUSINESS: Rolls-Royce’s bribery and corruption scandal has drawn in its departing auditor, KPMG, which has become the target of a probe by the UK accounting regulator.

WORLD: Delta Air Lines has offered a refund and compensation to a California family that said they were forced off a plane and threatened with jail after refusing to give up one of their seats.

WORLD: A man arriving in the UK on a flight from Turkey has been arrested on suspicion of terror-related crime.

ANALYSIS: The late Willie Crowley would have continued to serve the people of Millfield Manor after a fire levelled a terrace of houses there, writes Michael Clifford

SPORT: Diver Tom Daley has concerned fans by sharing a picture of himself in a hospital bed ahead of his wedding.


MORNING BULLETIN: Vacant social houses to be restored; Delta apologises to family removed from flight

FEATURES: Age should be no barrier to living an adventurous and full life, especially if you have the time after retirement, writes Caroline Allen

ARTS: Feminism and the female body are hot topics in Irish arts at the moment, as reflected by Jesse Jones and her entry for the Venice Biennale, writes Colette Sheridan

VIRAL: When you’ve worked 16 hours, the one thing you probably want the most is a nice welcome home. If that welcome home can include several golden retrievers who look very happy to see you – well, that’s just a win-win situation, surely.


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