MORNING BULLETIN: First baby of 2018 born in Limerick, Status Yellow wind warning issued for seven counties

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MORNING BULLETIN: First baby of 2018 born in Limerick, Status Yellow wind warning issued for seven counties

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IRELAND: Nearly half a million medical card holders under the age of 70 are expected to benefit from a reduction in prescription charges, which comes into effect from today.

IRELAND: Electric car owners will escape toll charges on routes in the coming months while motorists could also get access to free parking for their fossil fuel-free vehicles.

IRELAND: The first baby of 2018 has been born in Limerick. A little boy was born at seven seconds past midnight at the University Maternity Hospital.

IRELAND: A Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for seven counties, with gusts of up to 110 kilometres per hour expected along coastal areas today.

BUSINESS: UK Prime Minister Theresa May has been warned that business chiefs’ patience over Brexit is wearing thin and Westminster must get to grips with the challenge.

WORLD: The boss of the world's largest catering company - Compass Group - and his family have been killed in a plane crash in Sydney.

SPORT: Arsene Wenger believes the referee did not see the incident which saw a controversial penalty deny Arsenal victory at West Brom last night.

... SOME DISTRACTION

LIFESTYLE: Smoking, 'all-alcohol' and tapeworm - you might think twice before plumping for some diet fads from the past.

LIFESTYLE: Dr Naomi Lavelle looks at the science and psychology behind making successful New Year Resolutions.

VIRAL: Passengers on Hawaiian Airlines flight HA446 got to welcome in 2018 once in New Zealand, before jetting back to 2017 in Honolulu where they could do it all again.

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