LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Catalan leader calls for snap election; RTÉ reveal new Six One line-up

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LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Catalan leader calls for snap election; RTÉ reveal new Six One line-up

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IRELAND: Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has been accused of “being played for a fool” after his solution to the mortgage tracker rip-off scandal has been declared a “charade”.

IRELAND: Dublin City Council is contacting drivers who were illegally clamped in the first seven months of this year.

IRELAND: A judge will rule next week whether to allow two local residents appealhis decision clearing the way for tech giant Apple to develop the first phase of a planned €850m data centre in Athenry, Co Galway.

BUSINESS: Aircraft manufacturer Bombardier is shedding almost 300 jobs at its Belfast plant.

WORLD: Catalonia's leader has dissolved the regional parliament and called a regional election for December 20 in a u-turn for the separatists.

WORLD: Police in England hunting thieves who blew up a cash machine in a large explosion which rocked homes said it was too early to say if any cash was stolen.

SPORT: A Kilkenny GAA club says that it will co-operate fully with any investigation into a controversial party celebrating a victory at the weekend.

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SHOWBIZ: Bryan Dobson made his last ever Six One appearance last night as the stalwart moves to Morning Ireland and RTÉ have today announced his replacements.

FEATURES: Rett Syndrome affects one in 10,000 girls in Ireland. Karen Murray reports on a campaign to raise awareness of a condition that is very difficult to diagnose

VIRAL: Hailstones reportedly the size of golf balls have been crashing down in parts of Queensland and New South Wales.

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