LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Child protection report a wake up call; Sisters of Charity to relinquish ownership of St Vincent's Healthcare Group

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LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Child protection report a wake up call; Sisters of Charity to relinquish ownership of St Vincent's Healthcare Group

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IRELAND: The Religious Sisters of Charity have announced they will give up ownership of the St Vincent's Healthcare Group, including any stake in the new National Maternity Hospital. Simon Harris has welcomed this morning’s statement.

IRELAND: Society and parents must take heed of the findings in today’s audit report into Ireland’s child protection system.

IRELAND: The tribunal investigating an alleged smear campaign against Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe has encountered a setback. It has emerged that a mobile phone belonging to Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan has gone missing.

WORLD: MI5 has launched urgent inquiries into whether it missed warning signs about the danger posed by Salman Abedi.

WORLD: A man who is accused of killing eight people in Mississippi apparently told police he wasn't 'fit to live' as he was arrested.

BUSINESS: Almost 6.7m passengers passed through Irish airports in the first quarter of this year, an increase of of 4% when compared to the same period in 2016.

SPORT: Former Kerry star Tomas O Sé has likened the Cork footballers to “a herd of sheep going into a field for the first time and cutting loose around the place”.

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ARTS: Helen Barlow reflects on Cannes in which fabulous females, streaming TV shows and Irish actors took centre stage.

SHOWBIZ: Former Blue Peter host John Noakes has died aged 83, a family friend has announced.

FEATURES: Jen Hogan, blogger and mum of seven, explores the influence of mummy bloggers in today’s society.

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