BULLETIN: Man airlifted from the top of Blarney Castle; Big Tom takes his last journey down those country roads

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BULLETIN: Man airlifted from the top of Blarney Castle; Big Tom takes his last journey down those country roads

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IRELAND: MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Prisoners sleeping on floors in packed jails, we need to find out why

IRELAND: A man has been airlifted from the top of Blarney Castle in Co. Cork during a dramatic rescue operation in the past hour.

IRELAND: One in five people are still undecided as to which way they will vote in the abortion referendum.

IRELAND: Fresh doubts have been raised over Theresa May's hopes for a deal for the UK on future relations with Europe, after reports that her proposals for the Irish border have been comprehensively rejected in Brussels

SPORT: Arsene Wenger has announced he is to step down as manager of Arsenal at the end of the season.

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SHOWBIZ: Stars of the Irish country scene have gathered in Castleblayney, Co Monaghan to bid farewell to Big Tom McBride today.

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