MORNING BULLETIN: Regina Doherty couldn’t live on €198 welfare; Rail users face strike chaos on bank holiday weekend

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MORNING BULLETIN: Regina Doherty couldn’t live on €198 welfare; Rail users face strike chaos on bank holiday weekend

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IRELAND: The Social Protection Minister has said she would not be able to survive on her own department’s social welfare benefits.

IRELAND: Thousands of rail users could be hit with strikes as soon as the October bank holiday weekend after talks on pay increases for Irish Rail staff broke down at the Workplace Relations Commission last night.

IRELAND: People in the West are being urged to prepare for stormy conditions today.

ANALYSIS: Few would ever have to endure their personal lives being exposed to the public glare as Marisa Simms did yesterday, writes Michael Clifford.

BUSINESS: The operator of Cork and Dublin Airports has hit back at claims by an airline organisation that passengers across Europe are being “denied the full benefits of air travel” due to airport charges.

SPORT: After being transformed from a “startled earwig” to an All-Ireland winner under Pat Gilroy, Dublin defender Cian O’Sullivan has backed his old manager to revive the county’s hurling fortunes.

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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: A 47-year-old man in the UK who doctors thought had lung cancer was given the good news that the mass in his right lung wasn’t a tumour at all, but a toy traffic cone he inhaled as a child.

SHOWBIZ: Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has died aged 91, the publication announced on Twitter.

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