MORNING BULLETIN: 'Safeguarding weaknesses' found at several religious orders

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MORNING BULLETIN: 'Safeguarding weaknesses' found at several religious orders

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IRELAND: An audit looking at almost 2,000 allegations of clerical child sex abuse has found that 67 former Christian Brothers accused of abuse were “not traceable”, while others were visiting families with children where parents might have been unaware of any allegations.

IRELAND: The Government is facing fresh claims that it is failing to address spiralling health waiting list delays after a patient was told a hospital could not see him for a neurological condition until at least 2024.

IRELAND: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has insisted there is still time to prevent Permanent TSB from selling 20,000 distressed mortgages to vulture funds despite claiming the Government has no legal right to block the deal.

WORLD: US vice president Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government cancelled at the last minute, the Trump administration has said.

ANALYSIS: Ulster Protestantism associates Gaelic with republicanism, which we oppose, and our cultural insecurity has informed the DUP’s rejection of an Irish Language Act, says Richard Irvine.

SPORT: Ireland half-backs Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton have been warned they’ll be targeted by Wales in Saturday’s pivotal Six Nations clash at Lansdowne Road.

SPORT: Andy Lee has announced his retirement from boxing after a much-admired career in both the amateur and pro ranks.

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CULTURE: Jessie Buckley may be on the cusp of stardom, but the thing she’s most looking forward to is returning to Killarney for her sister’s Confirmation.

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SHOWBIZ: Oprah Winfrey has pledged to match actor George Clooney and his wife Amal in donating half a million dollars to students organising protests against gun violence in the US.

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