MORNING BULLETIN: Coveney plan for ‘legal lock’ in tatters; Criticism over expelling Russian diplomat dismissed

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MORNING BULLETIN: Coveney plan for ‘legal lock’ in tatters; Criticism over expelling Russian diplomat dismissed

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IRELAND: Tánaiste Simon Coveney has been left humiliated after his two-thirds Dáil majority ‘legal lock’ plan for the Government’s post-referendum abortion law was labelled “unconstitutional”, naive, and deeply damaging to the Yes campaign.

IRELAND: The Department of Justice has been criticised for 'ad hoc' emails about Garda whistleblowers.

IRELAND: The Tánaiste says he could not support Ireland "sitting on its hands" over the Salisbury nerve agent attack.

IRELAND: Business leaders in Cork have given City Hall two weeks to iron out teething problems with the new St Patrick St car ban.

BUSINESS: Rising house prices with no end in sight will lead to buyers being priced out of the market, according to experts.

WORLD: North Korea leader Kim Jong Un visited Beijing and met with President Xi Jinping in his first known trip to a foreign country since he took power in 2011, the Chinese government has confirmed.

SPORT: Munster Rugby were last night remaining tight-lipped over reports in South Africa that Bulls centre Dries Swanepoel is set to sign a short-term deal with the province.

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FEATURES: The name Dennis O'Daly scarcely receives a mention in history books; nor is there much about him in the archives. Yet this banana merchant from Cork helped people more than two thousand five hundred miles from his native land obtain the vote.

SHOWBIZ: The organisers of the Oscars have announced its president will remain in his job after investigating a report of sexual harassment.

ARTS: Paddy Considine directs and stars in Journeyman, about a pro fighter battling for a normal life after suffering a brain injury.

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