MORNING BULLETIN: Dr Scally says 221 women in dark on smears; Multi-billion agency aims to build 20,000 homes

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MORNING BULLETIN: Dr Scally says 221 women in dark on smears; Multi-billion agency aims to build 20,000 homes

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IRELAND: A stark culture of misogyny and paternalism left 221 women in the dark on their smear test audits, Dr Gabriel Scally has found.

IRELAND: A new multi-billion Government agency set to be launched today will be given sweeping compulsory purchase order powers and the green light to buy State land from departments in a bid to address Ireland’s housing crisis.

IRELAND: SuperValu has been accused of using the planning laws to “thwart competition”, jeopardising employment, after the owner of one of the chain’s supermarkets in a Cork town objected to proposals to expand a rival store across the road from his business.

WORLD: A gunman has killed five people, including his wife, before turning the gun on himself in southern California, authorities said.

VIEWS: A commission of investigation into the CervicalCheck scandal may be more trouble than it’s worth but it leaves the Government with a dilemma, writes Michael Clifford

SPORT: How Cork recovered from ‘complete shock to the system’.

SPORT: Mayo ladies football manager Peter Leahy has rejected Cora Staunton’s claim that a dozen players left the Mayo panel because the environment was not safe.

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CULTURE: Claudia Boyle is ready to take on one of the most demanding soprano roles in the world of opera.

FEATURE: Labelling our kids as useless is nothing new: Are these snowflakes, cotton-wool teens, Generation Zs, really any different to previous generations?

SHOWBIZ: Vin Diesel has paid tribute to his late Fast And The Furious co-star Paul Walker on what would have been his 45th birthday.

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