BULLETIN: Doctors receiving abortion care training; Garda denied payout after gang burns out car

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BULLETIN: Doctors receiving abortion care training; Garda denied payout after gang burns out car

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IRELAND: A High Court judge has called for changes after ruling the State was not obliged to compensate a garda for the loss of her car which was burnt out by a drugs gang while it was parked outside an unmanned Garda station.

IRELAND: Pilot programmes to train doctors in abortion care are already underway at undisclosed locations, modelled largely on the training provided in Britain, according to the first female chair of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

IRELAND: A “neighbour from hell” who harassed three of his neighbours and filmed one of them masturbating received a four-month suspended sentence in Blanchardstown District Court.

IRELAND: A Christmas reindeer had its lights knocked out by a drunken man who rugby-tackled it to the ground and yesterday the culprit was jailed for three months.

WORLD: The US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh produced hours of fiery, emotional testimony. Here's what we learned from the testimonies of the judge and accuser.

ANALYSIS: The banking system is rotten and can only get worse — we need change, writes Oireachtas finance committee chair John McGuinness on the 10th anniversary of the banking bailout.

BUSINESS: The prospect of a no-deal Brexit has led to a spike in interest from UK residents looking to relocate to West Cork, according to a leading property expert.

SPORT: Adam Schupak: Let's hope someone adopts the role of Ryder Cup villain.

SPORT: The €3,000 fines handed down to both Kilmacabea and Tadhg MacCarthaigh following a mass brawl at the end of the Carbery JAFC final have been reduced to €1,500 on appeal.

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FEATURES: Ask Audrey's column: I had one of those ‘what’s that smell?’ moments, when I realised it was all the Norry soccer fans in Páirc Uí Chaoimh for the Liam Miller match.

CULTURE: With a new album out today and a viral hit, thanks to X Factor, Ed Power finds Kodaline in a happy place.

HEALTH: Life hacks: Listen to your gut instinct when you need to take action, says lifestyle coach Anna Geary.

FEATURES: Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh has never shied away from uncomfortable topics but she tells Helen O’Callaghan that as a woman in her 40s, it’s an uphill battle to get the right platforms.

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