LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: HSE says computer error poses 'relatively low risk' to patients; UK universities urge clarity on EU nationals’ post-Brexit rights

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LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: HSE says computer error poses 'relatively low risk' to patients; UK universities urge clarity on EU nationals’ post-Brexit rights

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IRELAND: The HSE says a computer error involving scan results poses a 'relatively low risk' to patients.

IRELAND: An Irish J1 student is reportedly in a serious condition in hospital in the US after getting into difficulty while swimming.

IRELAND: A jobless couple was removed from a local authority housing list because their annual social protection income had jumped to just over €29,000 after the birth of an eighth child, the High Court was told.

IRELAND: Gardaí say there is “no doubt” that paedophiles in Ireland will import child sex dolls — and may already be doing so — and are examining if these objects are covered under Irish criminal laws.

WORLD: Britain's leading universities want the Government to urgently clarify the post-Brexit rights of EU nationals immediately to allow the sector to plan "with confidence".

WORLD: A cot death charity has raised concerns about so-called "baby boxes" which are used for infants to sleep in.

BUSINESS: The Government collected less than it anticipated in Vat and in corporate tax receipts last month but finance officials said revenues were still on course to meet the budget targets by the end of the year.

SPORT: Keith Andrews has lavished praise on Sean Maguire, saying the in-form striker is exactly what Ireland are crying out for, as Martin O’Neill prepares to name his squad for next month’s games against Georgia and Serbia.

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FEATURES: With the use of social media and fear that physical contact could lead to a lawsuit, our world is becoming less affectionate, says Deirdre Reynolds

SHOWBIZ: Justin Bieber has poured his heart out in an open letter to his fans after cancelling the rest of his world tour.

ARTS: As historical advisor on the film Jimmy’s Hall, Donal Ó Drisceoil is happy the incredible story of Jimmy Gralton is reaching a new audience with a stage version at the Abbey

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