BULLETIN: Fall victim wakes from coma on birthday; Guests at Egypt hotel ‘have bacterial infection shigella’

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BULLETIN: Fall victim wakes from coma on birthday; Guests at Egypt hotel ‘have bacterial infection shigella’

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IRELAND: A Catholic church in east Cork is to commemorate victims of mother and baby homes and of clerical child abuse after a protest group hung children’s shoes on the church railings.

IRELAND: A Donegal man who fell from a bridge in Australia has awoken from a coma on his 21st birthday and told his parents: “I love you, Mum and Dad.”

IRELAND: Mickey Harte was diagnosed with bladder cancer in early 2015 and received ongoing treatment up until last December, when he finally got the all-clear.

WORLD: Two people evacuated from a hotel in Egypt where a British couple died are reported to have the bacterial infection shigella.

VIEWS: Austerity prevails in the West because three powerful political tribes champion it, causing unnecessary hardship for vast swathes of humanity, writes Yanis Varoufakis.

SPORT: Charlie Redmond was in Omagh for Dublin’s Super 8s game last month when a couple of Tyrone teenagers cheekily brought up 1995.

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Pirate Anne Bonny.

Pirate Anne Bonny.

FEATURE: Robert Hume explores six popular myths about the improbable life of Cork’s Anne Bonny, the Caribbean pirate queen.

CULTURE: A headline slot at Electric Picnic is just another marker in the inexorable rise of Jorja Smith, writes Ed Power.

SHOWBIZ: Coleen Nolan has said she regrets taking part in Kim Woodburn’s controversial Loose Women appearance, saying it was “upsetting and unpleasant for everyone”.

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