MORNING BULLETIN: Citizens' Assembly clears way for State to vote on abortion; French revolution in fight for presidency

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MORNING BULLETIN: Citizens' Assembly clears way for State to vote on abortion; French revolution in fight for presidency

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IRELAND: The way has been cleared for the Government to allow a referendum on abortion without restriction early next year after a series of wide-ranging recommendations were made by the independent Citizens’ Assembly.

IRELAND: Gardaí need continuing resources to keep a lid on gang warfare in Limerick City, its State Solicitor has warned, fearing a return to feud violence could be easily sparked.

IRELAND: Firefighters are battling a gorse fire near Gougane Barra in Cork this morning. Emergency services were called shortly after 1am when a nearby forest fire began to spread.

WORLD: Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen will battle it out for France's presidency, remaking the country's political landscape and setting up a showdown over its European Union membership.

WORLD: Police in Australia's Outback have arrested a 12-year-old boy who was almost a third of his way towards driving solo across the country.

BUSINESS: Many of the biggest fashion brands still do not reveal enough information about their impact on workers in their supply chains or on the environment, according to a report.

SPORT: From boom to bust in the space of 24 hours - Donal Lenihan reflects on a disappointing weekend for Munster and Leinster in Europe.

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FEATURES: Nicola Hynds has been hearing voices since she was a child, but she wants to challenge the stigma of schizophrenia she tells Áilín Quinlan.

VIRAL: Legendary singer Stevie Wonder popped into a shop in Galway with his entourage over the weekend.

SHOWBIZ: Dick Van Dyke has praised Emily Blunt’s performance as Mary Poppins but said “nobody compares” to Julie Andrews after finishing his work on the Disney sequel.

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