LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Increased support for Leo Varadkar; Rolf Harris arrives at court

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LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Increased support for Leo Varadkar; Rolf Harris arrives at court

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IRELAND: Leo Varadkar has won another supporter in the race to become Fine Gael leader, junior minister Andrew Doyle.

IRELAND: A 23-year-old man has been granted bail with strict conditions after being charged over a homophobic graffiti attack at The George, one of Dublin’s best known gay bars.

IRELAND: Jeremy Corbyn was on the right side of history in supporting Irish republicans, Gerry Adams has said.

ANALYSIS: The Law Society warned of the legality of the ‘locals only’ planning rule back in 2005. The discovery of an EU ruling by a Sligo councillor indicates that it is unlawful, writes Special Correspondent Michael Clifford.

WORLD: Rolf Harris has arrived at court in person for the first time since leaving jail.

SPORT: John Terry's Stamford Bridge exit was mired in controversy and debate after the Chelsea captain's premeditated departure.

SPORT: Kieran Kingston was understandably delighted yesterday, but dismissed suggestions that Cork had deliberately embarked on a youth policy.

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VIRAL: A large group of students staged a walkout during their graduation ceremony in protest of Mike Pence’s speech to the congregation.

SHOWBIZ: Leah Barniville from Ratoath in Co Meath had all four judges on their feet after her stunning audition on this year’s Britain's Got Talent.

SHOWBIZ: After months and months of waiting - thirteen to be exact, Katy has finally got her own back on Ciaran in Fair City.

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