Here are all the latest headlines this lunchtime...
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Sinn Féin is planning to bring a motion of no confidence in Tony O'Brien over the CervicalCheck crisis
TD Seán Canney announced he is leaving the Independent Alliance
Puppies smuggled from Ireland were seized at port by Scottish SPCA inspectors
A senior Ukip official compared his party to the Black Death after its collapse in the polls
A sponsor has confirmed they talked to Sale Sharks over Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding signing rumours
Simon Zebo will start in his final game for Munster at Thomond Park against Edinburgh
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A Cork radio station has been renamed to welcome Ed Sheeran to the city ahead of this weekend's gigs
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A sinkhole the length of two football fields has appeared on a New Zealand farm