BULLETIN: Dems take House control as Reps hold Senate in US; Varadkar calls for drastic measures in winter HSE plan

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BULLETIN: Dems take House control as Reps hold Senate in US; Varadkar calls for drastic measures in winter HSE plan

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WORLD: The Democrats gained control of the House but the Republicans held their Senate majority as voters rendered a mixed verdict in the first nationwide election of Donald Trump’s turbulent presidency.

IRELAND: Migrants to Ireland are more likely to have a third-level education and to be in work than Irish workers, a new report shows. However they are also more likely to suffer poverty.

IRELAND: The Taoiseach has called on hospital consultants and nurses to cancel Christmas leave to stave off pending chaos in hospital emergency departments.

IRELAND: A cancer support organisation is withdrawing from an east Cork town just months after its centre was officially opened by cancer survivor Majella O’Donnell.

BUSINESS: An EU plan to tax big internet firms like Google and Facebook on their turnover is on the verge of collapsing after several EU governments rejected it and announced national initiatives instead.

WORLD: A man has used his surfboard to fend off a shark that bit him on his calf off an Australian beach.

SPORT: The concept of a calendar year season has been queried by the chairman of the GAA’s fixtures review committee Micheál Martin.

SPORT: Martin O’Neill says he understands what James McClean is going through, having himself experienced hostility from the crowd at Windsor Park when, as a young Catholic during the Troubles, he first broke into the Northern Ireland team in the early 70s.

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CULTURE: A recent trip to England had Mary Leland fretting for the future of bookshops in the face of the challenge from Amazon.

SHOWBIZ: Beyonce and Kim Kardashian West are among the celebrities to have cast their votes in the crucial US midterm elections.

FEATURE: Montenotte man, Mowbray Bates, a champion of community creativity, left behind a moving testament to his final days and his extraordinary life in his blog, How To Live With Cancer.

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