MORNING BULLETIN: 40-storey tower the beginning of 'New Cork'; Enda Kenny becomes longest serving FG Taoiseach

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MORNING BULLETIN: 40-storey tower the beginning of 'New Cork'; Enda Kenny becomes longest serving FG Taoiseach

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IRELAND: Towering ambition, Munster passion and a long-proven New York track record in building skyscrapers and working on Manhattan’s ‘Ground Zero’ rebuild are behind soaring plans for an extraordinary Irish site that’s been dubbed “the key to Cork’s docklands future”.

IRELAND: Enda Kenny is coming under increasing pressure to declare his intentions about his departure as he today becomes the longest-serving Fine Gael taoiseach.

IRELAND: Some primary school teachers are having to wear shinguards and hats to protect themselves from physical assaults in the classroom.

IRELAND: Irish Rail has appealed to people risking their lives by crossing train lines to stop after it emerged there were 32 near misses on the network last year.

IRELAND: The daughter of a man murdered, possibly with a hammer, in an attack where the motive is unknown, yesterday appealed for the public’s help.

BUSINESS: Primark is set to embark on its largest store expansion round in 10 years as it strengthens its presence in mainland Europe and the US on the back of a strong first half to its current financial year.

SPORT: Warren Gatland has put Conor Murray on notice that he will need to play before the end of the season if he wants to take his seat on the British & Irish Lions plane leaving for New Zealand in less than five weeks.

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SHOWBIZ: MasterChef viewers were horrified when one of the cooks went “one hipster idea too far” and whipped up a chocolate mousse mixed with sweet potato.

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