LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Garda Commissioner says 'I am innocent'

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LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Garda Commissioner says 'I am innocent'

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IRELAND: Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan has released a statement in which she strongly protested her innocence and reiterated her intention to remain in her position.

IRELAND: The Central Bank has published the name of an unauthorised company which is not authorised by it as an investment firm or to provide investment advice.

IRELAND: Several units of the Cork County Fire Service attended a major blaze at an old mill in the early hours of the morning.

WORLD: Evacuation orders affecting 188,000 people are in place until there is more information on the condition of the US's tallest dam's emergency overflow channel.

WORLD: Huge wildfires roaring across Australia's most populous state have destroyed homes, authorities say.

BUSINESS: Household spending in Ireland increased by 4% year-on-year last January, according to data from Visa's Irish Consumer Spending Index.

SPORT: Aengus Meldon was denied victory in his heat of the 800m at the Irish Indoor Intervarsities in the strangest of circumstances.

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SHOWBIZ: Lady Gaga turned heads at the Grammys as she arrived in a revealing outfit, just days after hitting back at online trolls who criticised her body.

VIRAL: A man has been detained at Hyderabad’s airport for attempting to smuggle 12 gold bars past customs in the most delicate place.

FEATURE: Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day fast approaches and Dr Naomi Lavelle is here to tell us all about the science behind kissing.

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