LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Family among 12 homeless after fire in Cork; Ex-police chiefs among six charged over Hillsborough disaster

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LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Family among 12 homeless after fire in Cork; Ex-police chiefs among six charged over Hillsborough disaster

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IRELAND: A mother and her four children, including five-week-old twins, are among 12 residents left without homes following a fire in a block of seven apartments close to Cork City centre last weekend.

IRELAND: Dublin and Cork Airports are to ban anti-abortion protests that were due to take place in the coming weeks.

IRELAND: Jim Carrey has failed in his attempt to get a wrongful death lawsuit over his ex-girlfriend's suicide thrown out of court.

BUSINESS: Revenue has tentatively recouped €14.4m from 86 tax settlement cases arising in the first quarter of the year, new figures show.

WORLD: Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield, former chief constable Sir Norman Bettison and four other individuals have been charged with offences relating to the Hillsborough disaster, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.

WORLD: Emergency living arrangements for the Grenfell Tower survivors have been branded a "total mess", two weeks after the area was devastated by a blaze.

SPORT: There is a song by the Kinks called Death of a Clown, which seems rather apt in the wake of a New Zealand newspaper’s caricature of the head coach of the British & Irish Lions with white paint and a red nose.

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FEATURES: Experts are warning that social media is weakening our grip on our positive virtues, from honesty to self control, writes Ailin Quinlan.

SHOWBIZ: Ed Sheeran has released his 2018 European and UK tour dates, and he is kicking off in Cork, in the newly developed Páirc Uí Chaoimh stadium.

ARTS: Anna Richardson says the nude dating show Naked Attraction will take things one step further on the new series, writes Jeananne Craig.

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