MORNING BULLETIN: Varadkar looks to extend Fianna Fáil deal; Eagles clinch first Superbowl title

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MORNING BULLETIN: Varadkar looks to extend Fianna Fáil deal; Eagles clinch first Superbowl title


IRELAND: Met Éireann has issued two weather warnings, with snowfall expected to hit several parts of the country. A snow-ice warning comes into effect from 6pm this evening until 4am tomorrow morning.

IRELAND: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is using “backroom channels” to try to convince Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to extend the confidence and supply deal beyond October.

IRELAND: No patients were harmed as a result of a technical problem in the HSE for recording the results of thousands of Xrays and scans, according to a report.

WORLD: A right-wing extremist suspected in the shooting rampage that wounded six Africans in central Italy was "lucid and determined, aware of what he had done" and exhibited no remorse for his actions, an official said.

SPORT: The Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl title as they defeated the defending champions the New England Patriots 41-33 in a high-scoring thriller.

SPORT: At this morning's Irish Examiner Breakfast of Champions at the Clayton Hotel Cork City, Examiner Sport columnists Ronan O'Gara, Donal Lenihan, Tommy Lyons and Ruby Walsh are tackling the hot topics in rugby and racing.

BUSINESS: The Irish economy continues to perform excellently. We remain the fastest-growing economy in the EU. Growth is forecast to continue, in 2018, at 4%.


SHOWBIZ: Justin Timberlake paid tribute to Prince during the Super Bowl half-time show by performing a “duet” with the late singer.

FEATURES: At 85, retired vet Ian Stretch is the oldest Cork ‘superhost’ on Airbnb. He tells  Helen O’Callaghan why his remote home has been such a hit with tourists.

VIRAL: More than 100 million people are expected to watch tonight's Super Bowl on TV. Advertising expert Shaun McIlrath says 30 seconds of air-time during the highly anticipated half-time gig, can cost as much as $5m.

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