MORNING BULLETIN: Hiker and diver die in Donegal; Austin Gleeson to escape All-Ireland ban

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MORNING BULLETIN: Hiker and diver die in Donegal; Austin Gleeson to escape All-Ireland ban

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IRELAND: A hiker and a diver have died in separate incidents in Co Donegal. Two bodies have been recovered, following search and rescue operations by the Coast Guard, and Mountain Rescue teams from three counties.

IRELAND: Tears flowed for a young GAA player, laid to rest next to his father, as a small community gathered in grief to comfort a family rocked by a tragedy. Philip Leahy, 22, died on August 6 after suffering a cardiac arrest following a swimming accident in the US a few days earlier.

IRELAND: Securing a significant extension of Cork’s city boundary is now of national importance, a city councillor warned last night as they rejected a land offer from the county.

IRELAND: Britain could keep the same customs arrangements with the European Union for an interim period in order to avoid "unnecessary disruption" for UK businesses, the UK Brexit Secretary has said.

WORLD: North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un has been briefed on his military's plans to launch missiles in waters near Guam.

WORLD: The father of one of the participants in Saturday’s white nationalist rally in Charlottesville has publicly disowned his son in an open letter.

ANALYSIS: Pat Hickey ran Olympic Council like a fiefdom: Families were treated as irritants rather than members of the wider Olympic family, writes Michael Clifford.

SPORT: There were strong indications last night that Austin Gleeson has escaped sanction and will be free to play in next month’s All-Ireland final.

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SHOWBIZ: Taylor Swift has promised to “help those whose voices should also be heard” after jurors found a radio host groped her during a photo shoot.

FEATURES: This time of year doesn’t have to be a nightmare for hay fever sufferers. There are apps and products not to be sneezed at, writes Carolyn Moore.

FEATURES: Smart planning will help with college cash flow for students, writes Gráinne McGuinness.

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