LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Check out the St Patrick's Day parades and celebrations from around the country

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LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Check out the St Patrick's Day parades and celebrations from around the country

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IRELAND: Hundreds of thousands of people are gathering around the county at parades celebrating St Patrick's Day.

Get the details of the main St Patrick's Day parades here.

IRELAND: Gardaí have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed yesterday.

IRELAND: Tributes have been paid after the death of Maureen Haughey, wife of former Taoiseach Charles, was announced.

WORLD: US secretary of state Rex Tillerson has said it might be necessary to make pre-emptive military moves against North Korea if the threat from its weapons programme reaches a level "we believe requires action".

WORLD: Muddy water spilled onto streets and into homes in a new round of unusually heavy rains that has killed at least a dozen people in Peru and now threatens flooding in the capital.

BUSINESS: Ireland's banking watchdog has regained trust since the economic crisis, and financial firms looking for a post-Brexit home will be properly scrutinised, one of the country's top business chiefs has said.

SPORT: Djakadam has a great chance, I can’t wait to ride him. We’re delighted with the way Djakadam has been working recently, and think he is in great order, writes Ruby Walsh.

... SOME DISTRACTION

FEATURES: Ask Audrey is here to tell you whether 'the Cork Flood Plan walls stop the lower orders from fishing in the Lee', among other words of wisdom!

VIRAL: Looks like Donald Trump's 'Irish proverb' for Enda Kenny was actually a Nigerian poem.

SHOWBIZ: The heroic story of a teenage refugee who fled Syria and went on to compete at the Rio Olympics is being turned into a film.

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