LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: One Russian diplomat to be expelled; AG comments 'utterly out of order'

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LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: One Russian diplomat to be expelled; AG comments 'utterly out of order'

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IRELAND: Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has announced that one Russian diplomat will be expelled from Ireland.

IRELAND: The Social Democrats have said the Attorney General was “utterly out of order” making public comments about legislation to appoint judges as well as a live Supreme Court case.

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: Gardaí have recovered the body of a Brazilian man who was reported missing in Clondalkin, Dublin.

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

WORLD: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has turned down an invitation to give evidence to a UK House of Commons committee investigating allegations of misuse of the data of the social media giant's users.

WORLD: The fire service was "outside of the loop" of the police and ambulance emergency response to the Manchester Arena attack leading to a two-hour delay, a major UK report said today.

SPORT: Simon Zebo and Andrew Conway will be given until tomorrow’s final heavy training session to prove their fitness for next Saturday’s Champions Cup quarter-final against Toulon.

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ARTS: Phillip Toledano’s exhibition in Cork documents his last days with his father, and also deals with his own dread of ageing.

SHOWBIZ: Ant McPartlin will feature in this weekend’s Saturday Night Takeaway – in a sketch which was pre-recorded for the TV show.

VIRAL: Did you ever realise you had been mispronouncing a word all your life? Did that realisation happen on national television? That's the position Kilkenny primary school teacher Paul is in tonight on First Dates.

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