MORNING BULLETIN: Family of murdered prison officer demand access to files; Picket to protest Conor Skehan re-appointment

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MORNING BULLETIN:  Family of murdered prison officer demand access to files; Picket to protest Conor Skehan re-appointment

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IRELAND: The family of murdered prison officer Brian Stack says significant information was withheld by a section of the Gardaí investigating his killing.

IRELAND: he Government recouped just €3.2mT from the sale of more than 40 Garda stations, a total described as “derisory”.

IRELAND: A picket will take place outside the Housing Agency's HQ later in a protest at the re-appointment of chairperson Conor Skehan.

IRELAND: Over 1,000 secondary school students are hoping to impress on day one of the 54th BT Young Scientist and Technology exhibition.

WORLD: The publication of a controversial dossier about President Donald Trump's alleged links with Russia, authored by a former MI6 spy, has already resulted in a death, it has been claimed.

BUSINESS: Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has said the authorities will not publicly disclose the handful of top multinationals which account for the lion’s share of the €8.2bn the State collects in corporation taxes, writes Eamon Quinn.

VIEWS: A defendant in a case in Killarney in 2016 says Judge James O’Connor called him ‘English scum’, but there is no system to prove or disprove this claim, writes Michael Clifford.

SPORT: Martin O’Neill has moved into pole position to become Stoke City manager but the club’s board are understood to be split on their choice of the Ireland boss.

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VIRAL: The internet would undoubtedly be a far worse place without the important work of dogs, and one pupper in particular had a body of work that transcended her species.

SHOWBIZ: Oprah Winfrey has said she is praying for the people of Santa Barbara after southern California was hit by deadly mudslides.

FEATURES: Age-friendly initiatives to assist older people are being investigated and implemented across the country, says Áilín Quinlan.

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