LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Irishman stabbed in Portugal; Housing Minister urged to introduce rent certainty

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LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Irishman stabbed in Portugal; Housing Minister urged to introduce rent certainty

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IRELAND: An Irishman has been stabbed at a Portugese holiday resort, it has been confirmed by Portugese police.

IRELAND: The Housing Minister is being urged to introduce rent certainty as new figures show prices are at an all-time high.

IRELAND: The trial of a Dublin man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend has heard there was a blood-stained cloth stuffed inside her mouth when her body was found on the floor of a hotel room.

WORLD: Ex-French prime minister Manuel Valls has said France's Socialist party "is dead" and he wants to run under the banner of President-elect Emmanuel Macron's political movement in June's parliamentary elections.

BUSINESS: Up to 150 new jobs are to be created in Dublin and Galway at German software firm SAP.

SPORT: Robbie Savage has told of the 'horrendous' time he went through while his father was suffering from a neurodegenerative disease

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FEATURES: Eighties pin-up Dennis Quaid’s latest role is in the feelgood A Dog’s Purpose. He talks to Ella Walker about past lives, being an embarrassing dad and why dogs really are man’s best friend.

SHOWBIZ: Jimmy Kimmel has told fans his newborn son is doing well after open heart surgery while relaunching his argument about the US healthcare system.

VIRAL: When someone graffitis your house, your first response is likely to be anger. However, this couple channelled their anger into something more positive, sending a powerful message about immigrants in the US.

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