LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Brexit border issue a 'nightmare' for Ireland, says Bertie Ahern

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LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Brexit border issue a 'nightmare' for Ireland, says Bertie Ahern

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IRELAND: Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern says the border issue thrown up by Brexit is a "nightmare" for Ireland.

IRELAND:  The HSE owes thousands of hospital patients and nursing home residents, who were wrongly charged a combined €450m for free public services, tens of millions of euro, officials have admitted.

IRELAND: An infant had a miraculous escape when a car went out of control, ploughing into another car which was, in turn, shunted into the child’s buggy, pinning it up against a wall.

WORLD: Gunmen have opened fire inside a cafe in the Swiss city of Basel, leaving two people dead and a third critically wounded, authorities said.

WORLD: Forensic experts are examining an apartment in western Germany where the body of a man was found, believed to be the second victim of a 19-year-old suspected of killing a boy.

BUSINESS: Insurance firm Aviva Ireland, which saw its profits surge 20% last year, has called for a speedy implementation of the recommendations made in this week’s cost of insurance report.

SPORT: Fancy a look at what it is like to be a member of the Irish Rugby team?

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FEATURES: The ‘you can do anything you want’ message is not hitting home as research shows girls still believe boys are more intelligent than them in STEM subjects, says Andrea Mara.

VIRAL: Just when you thought Donald Trump's St. Patrick’s Day hat fail was awkward, McDonald’s puts out this clip advertising their Shamrock Shake.

SHOWBIZ: This year marks the 20th anniversary of 90s pop band, Steps and the band have now dropped a brand-new single, Scared of the Dark.

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