BULLETIN: Sean Gallagher to seek presidential nomination; Pope laments abuse in first Vatican appearance since Ireland visit

Here's all you need to know this lunchtime.

BULLETIN: Sean Gallagher to seek presidential nomination; Pope laments abuse in first Vatican appearance since Ireland visit

Here's all you need to know this lunchtime.

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IRELAND: Businessman Sean Gallagher has announced his intention to again run for the presidency.

IRELAND: Parents of Jastine Valdez have thanked the Irish people for their kindness and generosity during their deeply tragic time, saying "we can never repay their kindness".

IRELAND: All five floors of Belfast Primark collapsed in major blaze, according to fire officials.

IRELAND: A group of protesters occupying an empty building in Dublin's north inner city have been served notice to quit.

WORLD: Pope Francis has lamented how Irish church authorities failed to respond to the crimes of sexual abuse, speaking during his first public appearance at the Vatican after accusations that he himself covered up for a former US cardinal.

VIEWS: There's a reason why Northern Ireland has been without a government for more than 500 days – Brexit

SPORT: Manuel Pellegrini believes Declan Rice can have a big future with England should he decide to turn his back on the Republic of Ireland.

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SHOWBIZ: ITV have confirmed that Holly Willoughby will join Dec for the upcoming series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! as Ant McPartlin takes a break from TV presenting.

VIRAL: The Carlow Rose’s three-year-old daughter has begun to sing Aslan's Crazy World, just as her mum did.

FEATURE: A couple of years out from its 150 anniversary, the Cork Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is still performing a duty to society.

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