MORNING BULLETIN: Probe into claim sexual harassment within Prison Service was covered up; Online abuse by FG member is ‘unacceptable’

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MORNING BULLETIN: Probe into claim sexual harassment within Prison Service was covered up; Online abuse by FG member is ‘unacceptable’

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IRELAND: An investigation has been launched following allegations that a serious case of sexual harassment within the Prison Service was covered up.

IRELAND: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has declared that “nasty” slurs targetting women online by a senior Fine Gael figure are “not acceptable” and debate should be conducted in a responsible way.

IRELAND: Cork Institute of Technology is being asked for a full explanation of how its ex-president Brendan Murphy personally signed off on more than half the €13,000 costs of two functions to mark his own retirement.

IRELAND: Brexit will top the agenda when the Taoiseach and the British Prime Minister Theresa May hold a face to face meeting in Sweden today.

WORLD: Robert Mugabe’s main rival have called on Zimbabwe’s president to step down - as the country remains in political limbo.

BUSINESS: It will come “down to the wire” as to whether Irish firms will be compliant with the new data-protection laws introduced by the EU next year, an expect in the area has said

SPORT: The opportunities are dwindling to expose Ireland’s less experienced Test players and build strength in depth ahead of the next World Cup.

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FEATURES: Despite most people believing in equality, many women find it problematic to call themselves a feminist.

VIRAL: A Japanese rail firm has issued a public apology after an intercity service left 20 seconds early.

SHOWBIZ: Hit satirical TV series Spitting Image is to take on US President Donald Trump in a rebooted version of the show, co-creator Roger Law has revealed.

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