BULLETIN: Arlene Foster warns May not to roll over on backstop; Weekend weather warnings issued

Here's your lunchtime bulletin.

BULLETIN: Arlene Foster warns May not to roll over on backstop; Weekend weather warnings issued

Here's your lunchtime bulletin.

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IRELAND: Arlene Foster has warned the British Prime Minister not to roll over in the face of EU intransigence.

IRELAND: The High Court has granted the extradition of a 79-year-old man to the United States, where the FBI claims he has been "producing child pornography for decades".

IRELAND: Met Éireann has issued two Status Yellow warnings for the entire country and says there is potential 'severe weather' on the way with heavy rain and wind.

IRELAND: Croke Park stadium director Peter McKenna says the cost of redeveloping Páirc Uí Chaoimh has escalated to an eye-watering total of €110 million, almost €25m higher than the €86 million total estimated following the completion of works last year.

WORLD: Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, says he bought the silence of two women because Mr Trump was “very concerned” about how their stories of alleged affairs with him would affect his election chances.

BUSINESS: Hugh Torpey recounts boxer Bernard Dunne’s advice on performance to a recent IMI Advante-edge event in Cork.

SPORT: Ronan O'Gara on why New Zealand won’t rush decision on Hansen successor.

SPORT: Michael Moynihan looks at five takeaways from today's Irish Examiner revelations on the ongoing financial difficulties at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

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FEATURE: Fed up with the forced gaiety, comedian Tara Flynn gives our traditional Christmas songs a thoroughly modern roasting.

SHOWBIZ: Michael Buble has weighed in on the controversy around the lyrics of 'Baby It's Cold Outside', which he has covered.

FEATURE: Little Ireland: Emigrants snap up quirky magnets created by Irish grandmother

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