LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Mother's heartfelt appeal on murder suicide; Proposed tower the beginning of 'New Cork'

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LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Mother's heartfelt appeal on murder suicide; Proposed tower the beginning of 'New Cork'

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IRELAND: A mother who lost her two young daughters and husband in a murder suicide has said today that people and society "have a right to know" how often these tragedies are happening.

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: Flights in and out of Cork Airport were stopped for a time this morning due to drone.

IRELAND: People have been gathering in the West Cork village of Ballinascarty in West Cork for the visit of William Clay Ford Jnr to the ancestral home of Henry Ford.

WORLD: France has said it will provide proof within days that Syrian president Bashar Assad's regime carried out the April 4 chemical attack in Syria which killed at least 90 people.

WORLD: Top cable news host Bill O'Reilly has denied any wrongdoing, describing harassment claims that ended his career at Fox News as "unfounded".

BUSINESS: The new boss of department store chain Debenhams has unveiled plans to close 11 warehouses and put up to 10 stores under review, in a move impacting at least 220 jobs.

SPORT: Wexford are strongly considering an appeal after manager Davy Fitzgerald was slapped with an 8-week ban by GAA disciplinary chiefs following last Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League semi-final against Tipperary at Nowlan Park.

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SHOWBIZ: Rapper Minaj condemned for insensitive Westminster scenes in new music video.

VIRAL: A man has been reunited with his wallet after he lost it 14 years ago at festival in Reading.

FEATURES: It can be difficult to limit children’s time on their beloved video games. But where does a healthy interest become a dangerous obsession, asks Andrea Mara.

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