Lunchtime briefing: Sláinte Care, prison officer whistleblower and ban on asylum seekers working

Good afternoon. Here’s all the news you need to know this lunchtime.

Lunchtime briefing: Sláinte Care, prison officer whistleblower and ban on asylum seekers working

IRELAND

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris commended the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare as it published its final report today.

A prison officer who made a protected disclosure about a violent incident in prison which went unreported has been threatened with dismissal for not completing an academic course.

A Burmese man who spent eight years in direct provision has unanimously won his Supreme Court appeal over the legal ban preventing him from working.

When her only child hits his teens in a few years, Aoife Kirwan, 29, knows she’s going to be the “uncoolest thing in the world”.

Legal colleagues and the sporting community in West Cork have paid tributes to the late PJ O’Driscoll, a West Cork-based solicitor who died suddenly on Sunday.

WORLD 

A keeper killed in a "freak accident" after a tiger entered the enclosure she was in has been described as the "shining light" of the zoo where she worked.

A woman who drowned three of her children and attempted to kill a fourth by driving the family car into an Australian lake has been sentenced to 20 years and six months in prison.

A judge has told BBC bosses to give Cliff Richard more information about how a journalist learned that he was being investigated as a result of a sex assault allegation.

SPORT

Our man inside the game is braced for an onslaught of Premier League spending as clubs compensate for poor coaching by expensively filling the holes in their squads.

Tipperary goalkeeper Evan Comerford has been handed a whopping 12-week suspension following an incident in a club game last week.

SHOWBIZ

Fans of Hanson said they feel like teenagers again at the sight of the boyband 20 years after they released MMMBop, the single that propelled them to fame.

EXAMVIRAL

Travelling to Ireland from afar or planning a staycation this summer? This is the perfect video for you.

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