BULLETIN: 575 patients on trolleys across the country; Father vows to care for daughter with ‘locked-in syndrome’

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BULLETIN: 575 patients on trolleys across the country; Father vows to care for daughter with ‘locked-in syndrome’

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IRELAND: CUH worst affected hospital today; 575 patients on trolleys across the country.

IRELAND: A father has vowed to continue caring for his ‘locked-in syndrome’ daughter at home despite her €2.5m court-awarded care fund running out.

IRELAND: All lanes of the Port Tunnel in Dublin have reopened to traffic following an earlier crash.

IRELAND: A report into Post Leaving Cert courses finds that the sector is poorly connected to the requirements labour market.

WORLD: UK Conservative MP Mark Garnier has lost his job as trade minister just weeks after being cleared by an investigation into allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards a female member of staff.

VIEWS: An only child, Maureen Lowndes became her mother’s carer after her elderly father died. The endless duties made her bitter and suicidal, and damaged her life, she writes.

BUSINESS: US fashion retailer Forever 21 is pulling out of Ireland due to spiraling losses.

SPORT: Our small island has produced many a GAA great and many would argue that Mick O’Dwyer might just be the greatest.

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ARTS: Ridley Scott's quick-fix replacement of Kevin Spacey one of his best ever decisions.

SHOWBIZ: The full list of Bafta nominations as The Shape Of Water leads with 12 nods.

VIRAL: Last night’s RTÉ News saw thenew Washington Correspondent Brian O’Donovan reporting live on Oprah and the Golden Globes.

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