BULLETIN: Rape survivor calls for major changes in how assault victims are treated

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BULLETIN: Rape survivor calls for major changes in how assault victims are treated

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IRELAND: Rape survivor Lavinia Kerwick has challenged the Garda Commissioner, the Government, and the judiciary to match her bravery by bringing about major changes in the way victims are treated in sexual offence trials.

IRELAND: The Government’s report into the broadband lobbying fiasco will face immediate “whitewash” claims if it says the project has not been damaged by Denis Naughten’s serial meetings with the only bidder in the process.

IRELAND: A scheme which could help increase the population on the seven islands off West Cork cannot supply the social houses needed because it costs around 40% more to build homes on the islands than on the mainland.

IRELAND: Job stress among employees in Ireland doubled in five years but the level was still below that of our European counterparts.

WORLD: Theresa May’s hopes of getting her Brexit deal through the Commons have been dealt a major blow after US President Donald Trump said it may harm trade with America.

ANALYSIS: The British establishment (and some of their so-called allies in Northern Ireland, not to mention their incompetent opposition) has managed, over the past few months, to achieve something I wouldn’t have thought possible. They’ve made US president Donald Trump look coherent, even, occasionally, responsible, writes Fergus Finlay.

BUSINESS: Shares in UK regional airline Flybe soared over 33% after Aer Lingus-owner IAG reportedly joined the race to buy the business.

SPORT: Joe Schmidt's exit: When you are a coach who pays the closest attention to the minutest of detail and leaves as little as is humanly possible to the vagaries of chance, the manner of your departure was never really going to be a dreaded uncontrollable.

SPORT: King-in-waiting Stephen Kenny lays out his vision.

SPORT: The new hand-pass rule is doomed to failure, writes John Fogarty in his weekly column.

... SOME DISTRACTION

FEATURES: Eat less meat, car-share to work, and holidaying at home are eight practical changes we all can make in our lifestyles to try to reduce our carbon footprint, writes Susan O’Shea.

CULTURE: Gruff Rhys is looking forward to coming to Ireland: The Irish tour by the affable Super Furry Animals’ singer takes in Other Voices in Dingle on Friday, writes Ed Power.

FEATURES: Making Cents: Shopping can be a more rewarding experience, writes Gráinne McGuinness.

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