BULLETIN: 15-hour Dublin stand-off ends; Tory ‘trap’ warning as May ready to extend Brexit transition by ‘months’

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BULLETIN: 15-hour Dublin stand-off ends; Tory ‘trap’ warning as May ready to extend Brexit transition by ‘months’

Here's your lunchtime bulletin.


IRELAND: A 15-hour stand-off between a convicted rapist and An Garda Síochána, which brought a Dublin suburb to a standstill, has come to a peaceful end.

IRELAND: Presidential hopeful Peter Casey will visit a housing development which has been built for Travellers in Tipperary today.

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IRELAND: Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe should be paid massive damages following the State apology given to him yesterday, it has been claimed.

IRELAND: Rita O’Driscoll, who is charged with the murder of her partner, has asked that she not be moved while in custody, claiming she feels safe in Limerick Prison.

IRELAND: All-Star hurler Cathal Barrett has been found guilty of assaulting a barman during an early-hours incident after he had been drinking following a club match last year.

WORLD: Irish backstop is "a trap being set by the EU": British voters will not forgive Theresa May if she surrenders to Brussels in the Brexit negotiations, Boris Johnson and David Davis have warned.

Mrs May has confirmed she is ready to consider a delay of “a matter of months” in Britain’s final departure from the EU in order to avoid a hard border in Ireland.

BUSINESS: Eir has announced the creation of 750 new jobs based in Sligo, Cork and Limerick.

SPECIAL REPORT: Last year, at age 31, Mohammed bin Salman became Saudi Arabia’s crown prince. Next in line to the throne, attention has intensified following the disappearance, and suspected murder, of a journalist. It follows a brutal crackdown in the kingdom, despite PR coups, writes Jon Gambrell.

The impact of a US-Saudi rift, however remote the possibility, could send shockwaves around the world. Matthew Lee reports from Washington.

ANALYSIS: Not all women in their late 30s will be as lucky as Meghan Markle and get pregnant, writes Victoria White.

SPORT: David Clifford is expected to miss most if not all of Kerry’s Allianz League campaign with a scheduled shoulder operation.

SPORT: Over the course of eight years and more than a century of appearances for his home province, Simon Zebo quickly realised European rugby was “everything” at Munster. Sadly for the 28-year-old, he was always the bridesmaid when it came to the Champions Cup, losing four semi-finals with the men from Thomond Park.

Could Racing be the ones to help break his European curse? Zebo thinks so.

SPORT: He’s not exactly tormented by his decision, yet Kerry great Tomás Ó Sé has admitted he retired too early from the inter-county game in 2013.


EXAMVIRAL: Watch as an Irishman teaches African guides how to sing The Rattlin Bog on Kilimanjaro.

CULTURE: Ten films to see at Cork Film Festival.

FEATURES: Four female entrepreneurs share the secret of their success to mark National Women’s Enterprise Day, which aims to help women in business to take their ideas global, writes Helen O’Callaghan.

EXAMVIRAL: World’s most attractive cities announced: These are the most stunning spots in the top seven.

CULTURE: The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London is always a highlight for nature-lovers and photographers alike. Here are a selection of prize-winners from the dozens of images on display.

FEATURES: The devastating consequences of alienation for children: Children are far less likely to have psychological issues if the separating parents promote a healthy relationship, writes Richard Hogan.

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