MORNING BULLETIN: Maurice McCabe - False sex abuse claim by Tusla destroyed my family

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MORNING BULLETIN: Maurice McCabe - False sex abuse claim by Tusla destroyed my family


IRELAND: Whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe has said a false allegation of sex abuse circulated by Tusla, the child and family agency, has destroyed his family. Caroline O'Doherty answers the questions you may be asking about recent revelations in the Maurice McCabe affair.

IRELAND: Patients suffering from a number of medical conditions are to be given access to cannabis treatments “where they have not responded to other treatments and there is some evidence that cannabis may be effective”.

IRELAND: The Office of Public Works (OPW) has extended by a month its deadline for submissions on the largest flood defence scheme in the history of the State.

WORLD: A US appeal court has handed a resounding victory to Washington and Minnesota in their challenge to Donald Trump's travel ban, finding unanimously that a lower court ruling suspending its enforcement should stay in place while the case continues.

WORLD: In an interview with Fox News, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway praised Donald Trump’s daughter saying she is a “successful businesswoman” and people should give the company their business. And it appears people believe Conway may have broken key ethics rules by touting Ivanka’s brand.

BUSINESS: Pre-tax profits at the UK arm of the Sligo sports group that counts Real Madrid and Barcelona amongst its clients increased fourfold to £1.1m in 2015.

SPORT: The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has a new president for the first time in 28 years after Swim Ireland’s Sarah Keane was swept in to the position with a vote at the body’s EGM in Dublin’s Conrad Hotel late last night.


FEATURE: Catherine and Eileen Walsh play different versions of the same person in Enda Walsh’s new play at the former prison in Cork, writes Colette Sheridan.

VIRAL: Pictures captured by a drone show a huge family gathering for Chinese New Year. Over 500 members of the Ren dynasty reunited in a village in south-eastern China to take a family photo.

SHOWBIZ: Kelly Clarkson has revealed she was mistakenly told by doctors that she had “cancerous results” on the day of the 2006 Grammy Awards.

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From florist to fraudster, leaving a trail of destruction from North Cork, to Waterford, to Clare, to Wexford and through the midlands ... learn how mistress of re-invention, Catherine O'Brien, scammed her way around rural Ireland.

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