LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Hospital consultants set for pay increases; Limerick teen dies after balcony fall

Here are all the latest headlines this lunchtime...

LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Hospital consultants set for pay increases; Limerick teen dies after balcony fall

Here are all the latest headlines this lunchtime...

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IRELAND: Hospital consultants could now be set for pay increases as their claims of breach of contract against the HSE and the State have been settled at the High Court.

IRELAND: A Co Limerick teenager has tragically passed away after falling 39-foot from a balcony at a hotel in Mallorca.

IRELAND: A special mass will be held for the Polish community in Cork tomorrow evening as gardaí continue to hunt for the men responsible for the murder of father of two, Mikolaj Wilk, who died in a machete attack at his home in Ballincollig on the outskirts of the city last weekend.

IRELAND: First we had ghost estates, now it’s phantom houses — one in three of all the new homes thought to have been built over the past seven years never existed.

IRELAND: Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are continuing their trip to Ireland today with a visit to Co Kerry.

BUSINESS: A proposed purchase agreement whereby The Irish Times will acquire all of the publishing and media interests of the Landmark Media group has received ministerial approval.

BUSINESS: A new arrivals hall is planned for Kerry Airport, although airlines have turned down requests for more services to the UK because of fears over Brexit.

ANALYSIS: Fianna Fail is left facing a Taoiseach they are simply not sure how to deal with effectively, or how to take on in a general election, writes Alison O’Connor.

SPORT: Dan Leavy hasn’t much regard for his body or his wellbeing. He looks battered at 24, but he’s just getting started, writes Ronan O'Gara in his weekly column.

SPORT: Seeing red, RTÉ, Cork’s need to be ruthless, and too many headaches: As we wave goodbye to the inaugural Munster senior hurling championship round robin this weekend, John Fogarty makes some observations on the old and the new in Sunday’s final round.

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SHOWBIZ: Derry Girls star Nicola Coughlan has hit out at a theatre critic for referring to her as overweight.

FEATURES: Sun protection expert Abi Cleeve tells Katie Wright why you should always use aftersun, even if you’re not sunburnt.

FEATURES: Ask Audrey's column: What’s the story with sitting next to a langer from Kerry on the train.

FOOD: The most divisive of all surveys we have ever done, who knew that burgers could be controversial? Six tasters had at least six different opinions and were hard to please. We tasted without flavouring, grilling many burgers to whittle them down to our final Top 8.

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