BULLETIN: Sean Gallagher receives Presidential nomination; Woman describes horror of scrambler tragedy

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BULLETIN: Sean Gallagher receives Presidential nomination; Woman describes horror of scrambler tragedy

IRELAND: A woman who moved to Ireland to start a new life said her “dreams are shattered” after a scrambler motorbike caused devastating injuries to her husband, as the couple sunbathed in a park.

IRELAND: Roscommon County Council has endorsed Sean Gallagher as its candidate for the Presidential election.

IRELAND: Nurses and midwives based in University Hospital Galway are set to protest this lunchtime, demanding the HSE make plans for the expected winter increase in patients.

IRELAND: A solicitor who represents a homeless man living in a tent on a Cork city quay has criticised the State for arresting and jailing his client for begging rather than tackling his problems.

WORLD: Sweden has woken up to the prospect of weeks of political uncertainty after the country’s two rival blocs failed to secure a clear governing majority in the general election.

BUSINESS: President Donald Trump’s threats to expand tariffs to almost all the goods the US imports from China, entangling Apple and its iPhone supply chains, mean the potential fallout of a global trade war on Ireland is getting ever “closer to home”, an expert warned.

VIEWS: The present crisis of the Labour Party is greatly misunderstood, its demise grossly exaggerated.

SPORT: Yesterday ended in absolute joy for manager Paudie Murray after Cork cemented their status as the best teams in this year’s senior and intermediate championships.

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DISCOVER: Cork City Fire Brigade rescue dolphin trapped by branches in River Lee.

SHOWBIZ: The fifth series of hit drama Poldark will be the last, the BBC has confirmed.

FEATURES: Today marks World Suicide Prevention Day, a day that reminds us that suicide is preventable, and that being a good listener can make all the difference to someone who is struggling to cope.

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