MORNING BULLETIN: Taoiseach under fire over Donald Trump phone call; Rescue efforts continue in Florida bridge collapse

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MORNING BULLETIN: Taoiseach under fire over Donald Trump phone call; Rescue efforts continue in Florida bridge collapse

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IRELAND: Opposition leaders are demanding clarity from the Taoiseach over his decision to contact planners in Clare County Council following a phone call from Donald Trump.

IRELAND: Leo Varadkar has said he would raise gay rights with US Vice President Mike Pence who has been criticised for his stance on the issue in the past.

IRELAND: The British Government will not have time to introduce invisible customs arrangements on the Irish border before Brexit, an influential group of MPs there warned.

WORLD: Four people have been found dead in the rubble of a collapsed South Florida pedestrian bridge in south Florida where the frantic search for any survivors continued past nightfall, officials said.

WORLD: Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili has suggested that Russia attempted to assassinate a spy in the UK because Vladimir Putin expected the reaction would be "softer" than other nations.

BUSINESS: The removal of some restrictions on chefs from outside the EU working in Ireland will help ease an “urgent need” for 7,000 chefs annually, according to an industry group.

SPORT: Colm Greaves predicts what Cheltenham will throw up today

... SOME DISTRACTION

SHOWBIZ: Jennifer Lopez has spoken about her own experience of sexual harassment.

VIRAL: A police force in Buckinghamshire has shared a hilarious photo of a driving licence they were handed following a traffic stop.

LIFESTYLE: In our increasingly secular society, there has been a significant rise in non-religious and humanist funerals. And non-church services mean people can choose a bespoke ceremony that truly reflects their loved one’s life, funeral celebrant Padraic Cawley tells Olivia Kelleher.

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