MORNING BULLETIN: Cabinet warned over budget 'kites'; Mexico quake death toll rises

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MORNING BULLETIN: Cabinet warned over budget 'kites'; Mexico quake death toll rises

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IRELAND: Leo Varadkar and Paschal Donohoe have been accused of “control freakery” by ministerial colleagues after they issued an “omerta” warning over demands for more money in the budget.

IRELAND: The HSE and gardaí have been ordered to release key reports into the Grace foster abuse scandal and the re-opening of Stepaside garda station by tonight amid claims they are deliberately blocking investigations.

IRELAND: The former tax office in Cork city centre is to be demolished within weeks, after it was the scene of two fires in two days.

WORLD: Desperation mounted among the families of those still missing as painstaking attempts to reach survivors in quake-ravaged buildings across Mexico City stretched into a third day last night.

WORLD: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called Donald Trump "deranged" and said in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will "pay dearly" for his threats.

FARMING SURVEY: One in three Irish farmers do not think that farming impacts negatively on climate change.

BUSINESS: The architectural firm owned by the country’s best-known architect, TV’s Dermot Bannon returned to profit last year.

SPORT: Ronan O'Gara's obituary to Pat Geraghty, Ex-Munster and Leinster Rugby media official. "Geraghty had the trust of the entire Munster dressing room".

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FEATURES: Health guru James Duigan preaches simplicity when it comes to turning your life around, he tells Ciara McDonnell

ARTS: Culture Night takes place today, with a feast of free offerings all over the country.

VIRAL: "I thought the title was a joke and this was actual artwork" - This apparent masterpiece is actually just a smudge someone found on a wall at work.

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