LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Russian military say they will help Syria strengthen air defences; Search for R116 crew continues

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LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Russian military say they will help Syria strengthen air defences; Search for R116 crew continues

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IRELAND: Crimestoppers has today renewed its appeal for information in relation to the disappearance of Trevor Deely on Friday December 8 2000.

IRELAND: A sweeping search of the area where helicopter Rescue 116 went down is continuing this morning.

IRELAND: Former Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said the Attorney General's position is untenable after the publication of the Fennelly report.

WORLD: Russian defence ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov claimed that "the combat efficiency of the US strike was very low", adding that only 23 of the 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles reached the base. Here’s everything you need to know.

WORLD: Politicians from around the world were quick to react on Twitter to news of the US strikes on Syria.

BUSINESS: Ireland has been ranked third in the world for tourism marketing and branding.

SPORT: Leinster Rugby Head Coach Leo Cullen has announced his match day 23 to take on Ospreys in the Liberty Stadium on Saturday

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FEATURES: As the Irish group formerly known as Lynched transition to their new moniker of Lankum, Ed Power looks at some of the other bands who’ve changed their title in mid stream.

VIRAL: Turns out Hillary Clinton’s favourite meme sums her up perfectly.

SHOWBIZ: Harry Styles compared releasing his first solo single to “giving birth” as fans gave their seal of approval to his new track.

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