LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: LÉ Eithne delayed by paperwork; Prince Philip retires from royal duties

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LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: LÉ Eithne delayed by paperwork; Prince Philip retires from royal duties

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IRELAND: A paperwork blunder has forced an Irish Naval refugee rescue ship to remain berthed in Cork Harbour, days after it was due to set sail for the Mediterranean.

IRELAND: The former head of Beamish and Crawford has called for the controversial Cork event centre project to be scrapped and retendered.

IRELAND: A lucky Lotto player won €250,000 in the Lotto Plus 2 last night.

WORLD: The Duke of Edinburgh, who is 95, will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year, Buckingham Palace has announced.

BUSINESS: British pub group JD Wetherspoon is to focus its medium-term Irish growth plans on the Dublin area.

SPORT: Galway manager Micheál Donoghue has defended the decision to hold a mini-homecoming celebration after their Allianz Hurling League final win.

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FEATURES: After taking a chance, a West Cork teenager takes on the world at a top hairdressing competition today, but Ciarán O’Sullivan has not forgotten his roots, writes Louise McCarthy.

ARTS: Ed Byrne and Dara O Briain take in Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar for their new travel series, writes Jeananne Craig.

VIRAL: David Attenborough wishes his documentaries were as cute as this little Cork girl's video about a robin in her garden.

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