MORNING BULLETIN: Routine hospital services ‘under threat’; Donald Trump threatens North Korea

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MORNING BULLETIN: Routine hospital services ‘under threat’; Donald Trump threatens North Korea

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IRELAND: Irish hospitals may soon be unable to guarantee “routine” services as a basic right to patients due to the severe strain record-breaking new waiting list figures are putting on the system.

IRELAND: A man who embarked on a risky Cork Harbour swimming stunt in his underwear for a bet ignored requests to stop, wasted emergency service time, and delayed the passage of two ships.

IRELAND: The jury in the Jason Corbett murder trial resumes its deliberations later today.

IRELAND: Louise Kennedy, 34, from Co Wicklow, has a degree in history and politics as well as veterinary science and underwent a mandatory English proficiency test in Australia in order to seek permanent residency there.

WORLD: Donald Trump has threatened North Korea with "fire and fury like the world has never seen" after suggestions the reclusive communist state has cleared a final hurdle to being able to strike the United States with a nuclear missile.

BUSINESS: Residents in north Dublin have raised fire safety concerns regarding the height of a 16-storey building that Gerry Gannon wants to build at Clongriffin.

SPORT:  Galway hurling captain David Burke has identified Cork as slight favourites to join the Tribesmen in the All-Ireland hurling final, a comment that will inevitably be stored for motivation in Waterford.

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FEATURE: As shamanism grows in popularity, Rita de Brún tries a session with Irish practioners of the ancient practice

ARTS: A performance of Messiah, 275 years after the famous oratorio made its debut in this country, will be one of the highlights of Kilkenny Arts Festival, writes Cathy Desmond.

VIRAL: Most journalists will know exactly how this BBC news presenter feels but most can hide their lack of enthusiasm a little better.

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