BULLETIN: Man charged with murder of Cork father-of-two; Storm Eleanor rips roof off Harland and Wolff factory

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BULLETIN: Man charged with murder of Cork father-of-two; Storm Eleanor rips roof off Harland and Wolff factory

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IRELAND: The number of people on hospital trolleys has reached a new  national record high.

IRELAND: Australian media is reporting that a man accused of a fatal assault on an Irishman in Perth has now been charged with his murder.

IRELAND:  A sizeable chunk of a factory roof at one of Northern Ireland'smajor businesses has been ripped off by Storm Eleanor.

IRELAND: A coursing club has attracted huge negative reaction on social media after it was claimed they were searching for hares while a nearby village was out searching for a missing person.

WORLD: A violent storm has left some 200,000 households without power across France, including 30,000 in the Paris region, the national electricity provider said.

BUSINESS: If transport capacity to and from the island of Ireland is a measure of economic activity, then we are set for period of expansion in 2018, writes Joe Gill.

SPORT: Storm Eleanor failed to stop two games from being completed at the Dub Arena last night.

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ARTS: Few figures loom as large in public consciousness as Winston Churchill. His image is easy to conjure up in our minds - cigar in hand, rotund in stature, writes Laura Harding.

VIRAL: Donald Trump has faced scrutiny and ridicule after he tweeted about aviation safety.

SHOWBIZ:  Sir David Attenborough has said he may stop working when he “can’t walk up and down steps any more”, but that he is fine at the moment.

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