LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Rail union considering Christmas strikes, Landlords defend property standards

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LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Rail union considering Christmas strikes, Landlords defend property standards

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IRELAND: Landlords claim that the quality of accommodation in Ireland is at 'an all-time high' following shocking revelations in an RTÉ documentary last night.

IRELAND: Aer Lingus has reported two separate emergency landings  in Cork and Dublin in the last two days.

IRELAND: The NBRU has said rail unions are considering the "nuclear option" of striking over Christmas and the New Year period.

WORLD: A Spanish judge is deliberating on whether to issue an international arrest warrant for Catalonia's ousted leader a day after she jailed nine former members of the region's separatist government.

WORLD: Prosecutors are asking South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal to give them permission to challenge Oscar Pistorius's six-year prison term, calling it "shockingly" lenient.

WORLD: Ian Brady, the British killer responsible for the Moors Murders in the UK, was cremated and buried at sea in the middle of the night last Wednesday, it has been confirmed.

SPORT: Ireland's bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup has been dealt another blow this morning after New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew revealed his votes will go to South Africa.

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VIRAL: The news that Donald Trump’s Twitter account had been briefly deactivated received huge attention worldwide – with many offering rewards to the company employee who took it down.

SHOWBIZ: Jennifer Lawrence confessed to getting drunk with Kim Kardashian West’s mother Kris Jenner at a recent dinner while interviewing the reality star on US TV.

FEATURE: Audrey has been sorting out Cork people for ages. This week: ‘The banter is where you insult someone all night and they can’t say anything, because this is Ireland'

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