LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Closing speech on Rugby rape trail; Gay priest loses appeal for discrimination claim

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LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Closing speech on Rugby rape trail; Gay priest loses appeal for discrimination claim

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IRELAND: The father of a teenage boy who died after ingesting an illicit drug, believing it to be cocaine, has said that teenagers should forget about taking drugs and live instead.

IRELAND: A barrister for a friend of two rugby stars on trial for rape has begun to deliver his closing speech to Belfast Crown Court.

IRELAND: A High Court judge has made orders joining businessman Declan Ganley to Denis O’Brien’s action alleging defamation and conspiracy against Red Flag Consulting.

WORLD: A gay priest prevented from working as a hospital chaplain after marrying his partner has lost an Appeal Court challenge over his discrimination claim.

SPORT: Concerns have been expressed in the British Parliament over the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) "poaching" Northern Ireland-born players.

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