MORNING BULLETIN: ‘No hope in hell’ for singles on housing list; Irish Civil Service ranks close to bottom in review of 31 countries

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MORNING BULLETIN: ‘No hope in hell’ for singles on housing list; Irish Civil Service ranks close to bottom in review of 31 countries

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IRELAND: The Irish Civil Service has come close to last in an international review of 31 countries.

IRELAND: Gardaí have started an internal inquiry into their handling of the Jobstown false imprisonment case.

IRELAND: Single people on the waiting list in West Cork have, effectively, not a“hope in hell” of being accommodated by the local authority — but they could “bond” with like-minded people or even get married to boost their chances.

BUSINESS: The Bulmers, Magners and Tennent’s drinks firm, C&C Group, says it is seeking further savings and exploring the potential for contract manufacturing as the pressure on sterling following the unexpected outcome of the UK general election last month continues to weigh.

WORLD: US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will have  their first face-to-face encounter at the G20 summit in the German city of Hamburg today.

SPORT: The British and Irish Lions must  win Saturday's third Test in Auckland to claim a first series victory over world champions New Zealand since 1971.

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FEATURES: Ask Audrey: Two words of English from a Donegal man, and I’m getting undressed.

VIRAL: Birmingham Sea Life Centre has welcomed the addition of a rare baby penguin to its waddle.ed letter.

SHOWBIZ: Tupac Shakur wrote to Madonna  from prison to apologise and explain that he split up with her because of race issues, according to a newly surfaced letter.

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