BULLETIN: Charlie Flanagan makes State apology to Maurice McCabe; Peter Casey in row over Traveller comments

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BULLETIN: Charlie Flanagan makes State apology to Maurice McCabe; Peter Casey in row over Traveller comments

Here's your lunchtime bulletin.

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IRELAND: Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has apologised on behalf of the State to garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe for the “calumny by those who should have protected and supported him” in the force.

IRELAND: A man has been seriously injured following a road traffic accident near Blackpool village in Cork this morning.

IRELAND: "You're meant to be a president for all the people": A spokesperson for Traveller rights group Pavee Point has said that comments made by presidential candidate Peter Casey were disturbing and disappointing.

IRELAND: A man has been jailed for eight years for attempting to murder his four children.

IRELAND: Teachers, university lecturers, and other key public servants will be asked to work until they are 70 in a bid to cut back on spiralling pension costs and to shore up staff gaps in vital frontline services.

IRELAND: A support group for women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy has expressed disappointment that a scheme to address their claims is not the “totally non-adversarial process” promised by the Taoiseach.

WORLD: US president Donald Trump has said he will not accept the blame if his party loses control of the US House of Representatives in November, arguing that his campaigning and endorsements have helped Republican candidates.

ANALYSIS: Parties playing politics in bid to stay under the public spotlight: Electioneering is best done with a scalpel, not a shovel, writes Gerard Howlin in his weekly column.

ANALYSIS: If Irish-American ‘Beto’ O’Rourke wins seat from incumbent Ted Cruz in traditionally Republican Texas, it will boost Democrats’ chances of taking control of the Senate, says Bette Browne.

BUSINESS: Outsourcing firm Voxpro said it is to create 400 jobs in Cork as it opens a new office alongside its headquarters at City Gate in Mahon.

SPORT: The fact it was a 21-year-old Liverpool player who has never made a Premier League appearance who scored the winner against Martin O’Neill’s beleaguered team at the Aviva should be the ultimate wake-up call for the Republic at a time when they are so desperate for new beginnings, writes Chris Hatherall.

SPORT: Perhaps it’s time Martin O'Neill provided a rare glimpse of clarity by seeking a new challenge elsewhere, says John Fallon.

SPORT: Referee James Owens has revealed the abuse his family were subjected to after last year’s All-Ireland SHC semi-final between Waterford and Cork.

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CULTURE: Ireland's first and largest film festival, the 63rd Cork Film Festival, which will feature films with themes centred on LGBT, mental health, child poverty, gender equality and human rights is set to take place next month.

EXAMVIRAL: From Best Takeaway Pizza to Best Spicebag, the ‘steaks’ were high at last night's Just Eat National Takeaway Awards.

FEATURES: Donal O’Keeffe spent the night on Spike Island in Cork as part of Focus Ireland’s Shine A Light sleep-out. He spoke to six business leaders who also took part.

TECH: More power, less battery consumption, and it’s waterproof — that’s what Chinese company Huawei promised yesterday at the launch of its flagship Huawei Mate20 Pro.

CULTURE: It was a long march for Rhys Darby to go from the New Zealand army to starring in Flight Of The Conchords, writes Richard Fitzpatrick.

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