LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Leo Varadkar being nominated as Taoiseach; Six dead following London fire

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LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Leo Varadkar being nominated as Taoiseach; Six dead following London fire

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IRELAND: Leo Varadkar is being nominated as Taoiseach today. He will name his Cabinet this evening.

IRELAND: The Government's own legal advisor was given a high-paying job as a judge - without applying for it.

IRELAND: The man who chaired the controversial and shelved Cork super-council report has branded the expert advisory group’s boundary extension report a “cobbled together work of fiction”.

WORLD: Twenty people are in a critical condition and 74 others are being treated in six hospitals across London following the Grenfell Tower fire, London Ambulance Service said. At least six people have died.

WORLD: A woman forced to flee burning Grenfell Tower with her young child has claimed their warnings that a refurbishment posed safety risks were ignored.

BUSINESS: A hard Brexit would be “catastrophic” for the tourism industry in Ireland and all stakeholders must push to ensure the best possible outcome in light of the UK election, the boss of Cork Airport has said.

SPORT: The All-Ireland senior hurling quarter-finals look almost certain to be held in the new Páirc Uí Chaoimh after Cork County Board chairman Ger Lane revealed that the stadium would open with a big event in late July.

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FEATURES: Ahead of Father’s Day this weekend, Ruth O’Connor asks celebrities to write a letter to their dads. The emotional results reveal the incredible bond between Irish fathers and their sons.

SHOWBIZ: Carrigstown is on the move as the set of Fair City is set to be relocated.

VIRAL: Travellers on this bus are treated to the company of the most delightful dog you’ll see all day.

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