MORNING BULLETIN: Deal agreed for €73m Cork events centre; Scrap Limerick-Cork motorway, says expert

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MORNING BULLETIN: Deal agreed for €73m Cork events centre; Scrap Limerick-Cork motorway, says expert

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IRELAND: A multimillion funding deal has been agreed for the stalled, €73m Cork events centre, which could clear the way for building work to finally start later this year.

IRELAND: The Government is set to ignore expert calls not to build a motorway between Cork and Limerick amid claims its multi-billion euro national framework plan is an electioneering attempt to “give something to everyone” and win over voters.

IRELAND: The Taoiseach will meet the British Prime Minister in Belfast later in a bid to progress talks on forming a government in Northern Ireland.

BUSINESS: Electric vehicles will play a large part in the future of motoring. But, as Johnson & Perrott’s Jonathan O’Brien tells Pádraig Hoare, there is still a lot of mileage left in diesel and petrol-powered vehicles.

WORLD: More than 100 departures have been cancelled at London City Airport after the discovery of an unexploded Second World War bomb.

VIEWS:I’m sad about Liam Ruiséal’sbecause I played a part in its downfall, writes Colm O'Regan.

SPORT: Ever wonder how much Italy bolsters Ireland's 6 Nations try-scoring ratio?

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FEATURES: Straight from the heart: Ireland’s romantic fiction writers tell us about their favourite love-themed movies.

CULTURE: After a long and bitter dispute, Frankie Gavin is glad to be back on good terms with his De Dannan bandmates.

SHOWBIZ: Victoria Beckham enjoyed a moment with her family at the end of her New York catwalk show.

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