LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Garda Commissioner faces PAC questions; Taoiseach decides junior minister positions

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LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Garda Commissioner faces PAC questions; Taoiseach decides junior minister positions


IRELAND: The Garda Commissioner has told the Public Accounts Committee she cannot say who controlled an account at the centre of fraud allegations. Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan has been answering questions at the Dail's Public Accounts Committee today regarding a bank account in Cabra in Dublin, where it is alleged that EU funds from were held.

IRELAND: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has promoted a number of Fine Gael TDs to junior ministerial positions this morning but looks set to disappoint backbenchers who supported him in the leadership race.

IRELAND: The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to a Cork student attacked in the US.

IRELAND: Health Minister Simon Harris has said that he is open to a further review on the issue of cath labs in the South East after a man died en route to another hospital at the weekend.

WORLD: A van driver has been killed in Calais after migrants caused a pile-up by blocking the road with tree trunks, French authorities said.

WORLD: Medics treating those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire heard harrowing stories of how people managed to escape, a senior doctor has said.

BUSINESS: Stobart Air is to operate a new route from Dublin to London Southend Airport, it was announced today.

SPORT: The Lions secured a 34-6 win over the Chiefs in the last midweek game before their first test with New Zealand. Rory Best insisted the Lions drew the reaction demanded from their midweek team.


SHOWBIZ: Three young Dublin dance students are taking to the stage to dance with Justin Bieber in Dublin tomorrow night.

VIRAL: A video of a 4-year-old's passionate performance of the song from Moana has gone viral.

FEATURE: Slapstick comedy and tumbling sets provided the belly laughs in The Play that Goes Wrong.

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