MORNING BULLETIN: Govt to finalise plans for Eighth Amendment referendum; Ed Sheeran concert risk over Páirc lighting row

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MORNING BULLETIN: Govt to finalise plans for Eighth Amendment referendum; Ed Sheeran concert risk over Páirc lighting row

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IRELAND: The Government is to meet to hammer out final details on an anticipated referendum on the country's restrictive abortion laws.

IRELAND: GAA chiefs in Cork say they are confident that a standoff with City Hall over payments for public lighting upgrades around the redeveloped Páirc Uí Chaoimh will be resolved before the stadium hosts two Ed Sheeran concerts in May.

IRELAND: There have been renewed calls for Cork’s stalled €72m events centre project to be scrapped following confirmation that an alternative could be built within weeks for a fraction of the cost.

IRELAND: Fewer than one in five people who were enrolled on the State’s highly criticised back-to-work scheme, JobPath, secured full-time employment, despite the scheme costing €84m.

BUSINESS: Despite the Brexit threat and our corporate tax structure facing challenges, one Irish industry has begun 2018 with a decidedly optimistic fanfare.

SPORT: John Divilly has looked at all the takeaways from the opening weekend of league action. Find all the Examiner Sport Allianz League coverage here.

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CULTURE: Cork wildlife film-maker Anne Sommerfield had a large part in the BBC’s latest natural history series.

FEATURE: Could you be the help at the end of the line? Childline and its volunteers offer a variety of ways to get in contact.

SHOWBIZ: Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar win big - Here are the winners of the main categories at the 2018 Grammys.

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