EVENING BULLETIN: Catch up on what made headlines today

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EVENING BULLETIN: Catch up on what made headlines today

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IRELAND: Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton has warned that no further offers will be made to ASTI teachers after they rejected the latest round of proposals.

IRELAND: Galway man David Walsh has successfully sued his stepmother for a one sixth share of a €3.3m lottery win.

IRELAND: Bus Éireann's Acting CEO Ray Hernan has said that the company is "more than willing to hear any alternative proposals they have for achieving savings of €30m" after unions announced plans for an all-out strike earlier today.

IRELAND: Stephen Donnelly has joined Fianna Fáil just months after leaving the Social Democrats. He was unveiled as the party's newest recruit and Brexit spokesman today.

WORLD: Republicans have suspended Senate committee rules to muscle through President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency toward a confirmation vote after Democrats boycotted a meeting.

WORLD: A 20-year-old Irish girl, working as an Au-Pair in France, has alleged that she was drugged and raped by her employer.

SPORT: Andrew Trimble has failed to beat his groin problem so Keith Earls will start on the wing in Ireland's RBS 6 Nations opener in Scotland.

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SHOWBIZ: Russell Brand has said he wishes he had become a father at a younger age, after welcoming his first child – a daughter – into the world in November.

VIRAL: Australia has a pretty easygoing reputation, there’s no denying it. Which is probably why this latest revelation comes as a bit of a shock: 25 minutes into a phone call, Donald Trump apparently abruptly hung up on Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull.

FEATURE: Oscar night is nearly upon us and there have been a few surprises — and some apparent snubs — in the shortlist, says Esther McCarthy.

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