LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Unions willing to attend WRC if it intervenes in Bus Éireann dispute; 'Sarah' suffered the 'most horrific sexual abuse' in foster care

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LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Unions willing to attend WRC if it intervenes in Bus Éireann dispute; 'Sarah' suffered the 'most horrific sexual abuse' in foster care

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SPECIAL REPORT: Placed in a HSE-approved foster home so she could attend a special needs school (her home was hours away), Sarah suffered the most horrific sexual abuse, says political editor Daniel McConnell.

IRELAND: The Unite union is hinting it could lift its strike action at Bus Éireann for talks, if the company withdraws plans to unilaterally impose cost cutting measures.

IRELAND: Cork city and county will receive €46m in funding to allow the development of over 3,000 homes by 2021, the Irish Examiner can reveal.

IRELAND: TDs will tomorrow be asked to set up a committee to investigate whether Ireland should have a referendum on abortion.

WORLD: The NHS is investigating claims by an undercover reporter that suicidal patients calling the NHS 111 helpline are being left on hold until they hang up while staff are asleep on duty.

WORLD: Pirates have seized a small boat and kidnapped its 11 Indian crew members off the coast of Somalia, an investigator said, the latest vessel targeted by the region's resurgent hijackers.

BUSINESS: Post quota, the Irish model for dairy expansion seeks to optimise our cost-efficient way of producing milk for exportable commodities: compact spring calving to grass, extended grazing at the back end of the year, followed by a two months’ break as cows are dried off.

SPORT: American golfer Lexi Thompson loses out on major title after viewer email leads to four-shot penalty.

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VIRAL: John Cena and Nikki Bella got engaged at WrestleMania and the internet went wild.

SHOWBIZ: Mrs Brown has been back on our screens recently with a new TV chat show and once again, the mammy is splitting opinion.

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