LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Police investigations follow rape trial's conclusion

Here are all the latest headlines this lunchtime.

LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Police investigations follow rape trial's conclusion

By Irish Examiner digital staff

Here are all the latest headlines this lunchtime.

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IRELAND: Police in the North are investigating online comments by one of the jurors in the Belfast rape trial.

IRELAND: The PSNI have questioned two people for allegedly revealing the identity of the complainant in the Belfast rape trial online.

IRELAND: The Master of the National Maternity Hospital has explained what made her mind up on Eighth Amendment.

IRELAND: Anti-abortion posters claiming to show graphic images of aborted babies that were displayed in Waterford city have been described as “distressing”.

WORLD: The poisoned daughter of a Russian double agent has reportedly regained consciousness more than three weeks since the pair were targeted in a nerve agent attack.

ANALYSIS: Beijing making waves in the South China Sea: As China continues to flex its muscles in its own backyard, the US and its allies are feeling the heat and must decide how best to respond to the perceived threat, writes Peter Apps.

SPORT: The payment of an allowance to inter-county players and the abolition of Provincial Councils are among the proposals made in a radical leaked GAA report.

SPORT: It is fascinating from a collisions point of view watching Ma’a Nonu, pictured, and Mathieu Bastareaud. How will Munster check them, asks Ronan O’Gara in his weekly column.

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FEATURES: The boomerang generation: It wasn’t meant to be like this — for parents or their children. But what happens when the kids come back to roost and how can the terms and conditions be negotiated?

SHOWBIZ: Coleen Nolan, Victoria Derbyshire and Michelle Heaton have all overcome their fears to reveal their breasts to a live audience to raise awareness about breast cancer.

CULTURE: It’s probably the busiest season ever in terms of music festivals in Ireland. Ed Power rounds up the top 10 offerings of the months ahead.

FEATURES: Audrey is back to offer some helpful advice to readers. In this week's Ask Audrey column: C'mere Russia, most people I know would love to be expelled from Dublin.

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