BULLETIN: Ploughing championships to resume after storm closure; Theresa May rules out any delays to Brexit

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BULLETIN: Ploughing championships to resume after storm closure; Theresa May rules out any delays to Brexit

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IRELAND: Two people have died and some 67,000 homes, businesses, and farms are without power as Storm Ali battered the country with winds of over 140km/h.

IRELAND: The National Ploughing Championships will re-open this morning after it was called off yesterday.

IRELAND: Fianna Fáil social protection spokesman Willie O’Dea tried to block the development of 43 social houses on a site near an upmarket area of Limerick City, it has emerged.

WORLD: Theresa May’s 27 European counterparts will consider the next stage of the Brexit process after she told them her Chequers plan was the only credible route to a deal. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar insisted that Irish citizens and businesses need a deal on Brexit in October.

WORLD: Republicans are warning that time is running out for US Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser to tell Congress about her claim he sexually assaulted her when both were teenagers.

VIEWS: The Irish Defence Forces is “broken” with wages so low that some soldiers are facing homelessness and being told not to have children.

BUSINESS: More than 80% of business leaders want Minister Donohoe to widen the tax base and bring more people into the tax net in the October budget.

SPORT: Eoghan Cormican pieces together the chronology of a dispute that has caused 12 Mayo players to walk away from inter-county football and torn a team apart.

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VIRAL: Storm Ali has brought with it winds of over 140 km/h in some areas, but some intrepid gardeners appear to still want to add a little gust of their own.

SHOWBIZ: France’s Closer magazine has been told it will have to pay damages of €90,000 for publishing topless pictures of Kate Middleton, after an appeals court upheld an earlier ruling.

FEATURE: The Men’s Sheds association is filling a gap of comradeship and community, writes John Daly, as he headed to Cork to attend the largest gathering of the association in the world.

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