MORNING BULLETIN: Taoiseach rules out a ban on photographing gardaí; North Korea ‘to dismantle nuclear test site’

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MORNING BULLETIN: Taoiseach rules out a ban on photographing gardaí; North Korea ‘to dismantle nuclear test site’

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IRELAND: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has ruled out banning the right for people to take photographs and videos of gardai during protests and while they are on duty in a slap down to Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan.

IRELAND: The Policing Authority is to question Garda Commissioner Drew Harris about the policing of last week’s controversial repossession at a meeting next week.

IRELAND: A former cancer sufferer says the recession saved his life.

WORLD: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has agreed to permanently dismantle his main nuclear complex at Nyongbyon if the United States takes corresponding measures, South Korean president Moon Jae-in said.

VIEWS: Outcomes of previous blueprints have never matched the ambition. Major upheaval, both internally and external to the force, will be required, writes Michael Clifford.

BUSINESS: Professional services giant PwC is to hire 80 staff and expand its office space in Cork amid “exponential growth in demand” for cybersecurity protection services.

SPORT: Gaelic Players Association (GPA) chairman Seamus Hickey has welcomed GAA president John Horan’s idea of creating a role tasked with ensuring inter-county players are not overburdened and suffer burnout.

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SHOWBIZ: Jack Black took aim at Donald Trump as he was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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