BULLETIN: Craughwell will not contest Presidential Election; Risk of accidental no-deal Brexit

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BULLETIN: Craughwell will not contest Presidential Election; Risk of accidental no-deal Brexit

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IRELAND: Independent senator Gerard Craughwell has pulled out of the presidential election race after claiming he has achieved his "objective" by forcing a contest for the position.

IRELAND: EU commissioner Phil Hogan has said there is a "high probability" of a no-deal on Brexit, after warning of a “messy” few weeks ahead.

IRELAND: Young people are being warned that the consequences of "tombstoning" into the sea can be tragic after a number of youths were filmed jumping from cliffs in Co Clare yesterday.

WORLD: A no-deal Brexit would damage British relations with Europe for a generation, Jeremy Hunt warned as he pleaded for Brussels to show more flexibility in negotiations.

SPORT: Cork City have been drawn to face either Celtic or Rosenborg in the Europa League third qualifying round.

BUSINESS: Ryanair shares tumbled after profits plunged 20%, with the budget airline having been stung by lower fares, higher oil prices and pilot costs.

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VIRAL: If you’ve been on airplane mode over the weekend, you might not have seen the rant video Conor McGregor's dad posted about the amount of change he received from the DART ticket machine.

FEATURES: With a Hermès Birkin selling for €184,000 at Christie’s, Paula Burns discovers that buying a designer bag could be worth more than its weight in gold.

SHOWBIZ: The idea that we might see a Danny Dyer/ Love Island crossover might happen quicker than we thought.

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