BULLETIN: Polls open in Presidential Election and referendum ballots; Parents may sue State on school closures

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BULLETIN: Polls open in Presidential Election and referendum ballots; Parents may sue State on school closures

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IRELAND: Voters will go to the polls today to elect the country’s next president. Polling stations across the country opened at 7am and remain open until 10pm to give people the opportunity to cast their ballot.

IRELAND: Thousands of parents affected by the deepening schools safety scandal could sue the State for “considerable damages” as a direct result of the decade-long failure to uncover the potentially life-threatening crisis.

IRELAND: Late-night gridlock in Cork, caused when roadworks clashed with an overnight closure of the Jack Lynch Tunnel, demonstrates that the city needs a second river crossing, an international expert said.

BUSINESS: Kerry Group has lost a major contract for its convenience/ready-meals to supply Tesco stores in Britain.

WORLD: Investigators hunting for the source of package bombs sent to critics of President Donald Trump suspect that some of the parcels were mailed from Florida.

SPORT: Ulster’s young star Michael Lowry insists he was not offended by Simon Zebo’s celebrations in Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup defeat to Racing.

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SHOWBIZ: Boyzone star Shane Lynch has said a gruelling touring schedule devised by the group’s former manager Louis Walsh had played a major part in the band’s early success.

FEATURES: As we put back the clocks this weekend, could it really be for the last time? Robert Hume traces the origins of our biannual tradition.

VIRAL: A ‘Day of the Dead’ musical parade brought hundreds of people to the streets of Cork city last night to mark the opening of the Guinness Jazz Festival.

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