MORNING BULLETIN: Coveney insists on hurdle to abortion changes; Ireland moves to expel Russian diplomats

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MORNING BULLETIN: Coveney insists on hurdle to abortion changes; Ireland moves to expel Russian diplomats

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IRELAND: Tánaiste Simon Coveney has demanded that a two-thirds Dáil majority will be needed to change Ireland’s abortion law in the future, the Irish Examiner can reveal.

IRELAND: Ireland looks set to join 20 other nations in what UK prime minister Theresa May has described as the “largest collective expulsion of Russian intelligence officers in history”.

IRELAND: A Derry newspaper has reported that the family of victims of the Buncrana Pier tragedy have received a claim against the deceased’s estate from a woman who helped at the scene.

IRELAND: The Government looks set to expel a number of Russian diplomats as a “show of solidarity” with the UK, Government sources have said.

BUSINESS: There is “significant interest” among international mineral companies in Ireland as a gold mining region, according to prospecting firm Connemara Mining.

VIEWS: The march by a million young Americans last weekend, all demanding sane and rational gun control, proves that America remains a country of unlimited potential, says Fergus Finlay.

SPORT: The goosebumps are already on Johann van Graan’s skin five days out from his first Champions Cup knockout game and the South African will draw on emotion to get the best out of Munster players and supporters when mighty Toulon come calling on Saturday.

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FEATURES: Health insurance is a topic I have covered in the past but it is worth returning to as a number of recent developments in the market could mean good news for consumers.

SHOWBIZ: Coronation Street viewers have called Phelan the “greatest Corrie villain” as the net starts to close around the killer.

ARTS: Camille O’Sullivan returns in Shakespeare’s poem of rape and its aftermath.

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