BULLETIN: Drew Harris sworn in as new Garda Commissioner; Journalists jailed in Myanmar over secrets act

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BULLETIN: Drew Harris sworn in as new Garda Commissioner; Journalists jailed in Myanmar over secrets act

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IRELAND: Ireland has a new Garda Commissioner. Dónall Ó Cualáin stepped down as Acting Commissioner at midnight last night with Drew Harris immediately taking up the new role.

IRELAND: The Adoption Authority (AAI) sent three reports on illegal birth registrations — including a spreadsheet of 90 cases — to the Department of Children in 2015, three years before the St Patrick’s Guild scandal.

IRELAND: Low-income households with mortgages will have measures extended to defer property tax payments, under proposals set to go to Cabinet.

WORLD: A Burma court has sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison for illegal possession of official documents while reporting on violence against Rohingya Muslims.

VIEWS: Eager presidential hopefuls are promising everything, from rail lines to handing ministers their P45s to dressing up as Hollywood icons to entertain foreign dignitaries.

SPORT: Dublin’s All-Ireland winning captain Stephen Cluxton took the opportunity in his acceptance speech to address claims the county are buttressed by their financial clout and 1.5 million population.

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SHOWBIZ: U2 frontman Bono has assured fans nothing is seriously wrong with his voice after he was forced to cut short a concert in Germany.

FEATURE: In advance of her visit to Co Cork, former Hammer and Bond actress Madeline Smith tells John Daly about a very different era of film-making.

CULTURE: As well as delving into the highlights of 25 years of the Leeside company, Alan Foley says the new film also gives insight into the life of a professional dancer.

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