MORNING BULLETIN: West Cork death being treated as murder; Game of Thrones stars announce engagement

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MORNING BULLETIN: West Cork death being treated as murder; Game of Thrones stars announce engagement

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IRELAND: Gardaí investigating the death of 51 year old John Ustic and the discovery of his body yesterday morning confirmed tonight that he died following a serious assault.

IRELAND: The appointment of the next Garda commissioner may not happen until 2019 after a dramatic intervention by the Policing Commission.

IRELAND: The Government has launched a second investigation into serious fire safety concerns in Celtic Tiger-era schools amid growing fears that the scale of the crisis has been deliberately “suppressed”.

ANALYSIS: Despite a worldwide economic crisis, the left showed few gains in the last decade as the centre right reacted quicker to the shift in the electoral base

BUSINESS: The age of persistently weak oil prices is nearing its end, with demand booming and a supply squeeze in the offing, according to trading giant Trafigura.

SPORT: Páirc Uí Chaoimh stadium manager Bob Ryan says the venue is dealing with the “snags to be expected on a project of this size” but says the stadium will be open for the business end of the local club championships.

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SHOWBIZ: Game Of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are engaged. The couple, who appeared together in the fantasy juggernaut, announced their forthcoming nuptials in a notice placed in The Times on Wednesday.

FEATURES: Ellie O’Byrne meets the people behind an end of life conference, including keynote speaker Jenny Kitzinger, the academic breaking the taboo around dying.

VIRAL: The Today With Maura and Dáithí show marked a little bit of history earlier today when reporter Colm Flynn captured the biggest jiving session ever performed on Irish Television!

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