Your Monday morning catch-up

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Your Monday morning catch-up


The majority of political parties are in favour of holding a referendum to change the Constitution to ensure water services can never be privatised, a survey conducted by the Irish Examiner has revealed. The commitment to hold a referendum on safeguarding our water from privatisation has been made by Sinn Féin, the Socialist Party/AAA (Anti Austerity Alliance), the Greens, People before Profit and the newly-formed Social Democrats.

Limerick man Jason Corbett is to be laid to rest on Wednesday alongside his “soulmate” and mother of his two children. His body will lay in repose at Cross’s Funeral Home from 5.30pm Tuesday evening, with removal at 7pm to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Janesboro.

Elsewhere, three people including a child were injured and sixteen people spent the night in a hotel, after their homes were damaged in an apartment complex fire in Dublin. The blaze in Geraldstown Wood in Northwood Santry took hold at about 5.10pm last evening.

In other news, Government ministers have moved to quash suggestions of differences between the gardaí and Police Service of Northern Ireland in their assessments about the existence of the Provisional IRA. Their moves came amid fallout from the murder of Kevin McGuigan in Belfast which PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton said bore evidence of involvement by Provisional IRA members.

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