Morning Report: The day's lead stories

Good morning. Here’s a look at the top stories you need to know, in the Irish Examiner’s Morning Report.

1. Adoption Rights:

President Michael D Higgins has described as “horrific” the denial of basic information from adopted people and called on the State to act on adoption rights.

2. Neil Francis:

Morning Report: The day's lead stories

Rugby pundit Neil Francis has apologised for comments made on Sunday regarding gay people in sport. “It’s unusual for me not to be able to articulate myself, but on this occasion I was unable to do so,” the former Irish international said.

3. Spiced delicacy?

One of Cork’s best-known foods could join the leagues of champagne and Parma ham if a local butcher has his way.

4. Rehab:

Morning Report: The day's lead stories

Angela Kerins’s salary as the chief executive of disability group Rehab dwarfs those of Taoiseach Enda Kenny and US President Barack Obama, it has been revealed.

5. Getting to the heart of it:

Patients are ten times more likely to die of a heart attack depending on where they’re treated, according to a new report.

6. Renzi to rule:

Morning Report: The day's lead stories

Italy’s charismatic Matteo Renzi is set to become the EU’s youngest Prime Minister — but has no previous parliamentary experience.

7. Gold Cup trainer in court:

Top horse trainer Philip Fenton is due in Court on Thursday charged with the possession of banned substances. Amongst others, Fenton is the trainer of Gold Cup candidate Last Instalment at this year’s Cheltenham festival.

8. Gooch loss immense:

Morning Report: The day's lead stories

The loss of the most talented footballer of his generation will be a “monumental” loss for Kerry, writes John Fogarty.


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