BULLETIN: Roscommon family disappointed in Taoiseach's Dáil comments on eviction; Dept to meet over scrapped ferry service

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BULLETIN: Roscommon family disappointed in Taoiseach's Dáil comments on eviction; Dept to meet over scrapped ferry service

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IRELAND: The family at the centre of an eviction in Co Roscommon say they are disappointed with the Taoiseach's comments in the Dáil over the matter.

IRELAND: Sinn Féin have said the health system will not be able to cope if nurses go on strike.

IRELAND: Communities in the south-west are being ripped apart by the march of wind turbines into townlands, but a local authority says its hands are tied due to lack of firm legislation.

IRELAND: A revolution in delivering the next generation of high-speed electronic devices is to be led by the return to University College Cork of one of the world’s leading quantum mechanics scientists, Seamus Davis.

WORLD: A Yemeni mother blocked by the Donald Trump administration’s travel ban has won her fight for a waiver that would allow her to travel to California to see her dying two-year-old son.

VIEWS: One thing is for sure, Drew Harris will have a bit of light reading over Christmas. There won’t be much festive cheer in any of it either, writes Cormac O'Keeffe.

BUSINESS: Department of Transport officials are to meet with Irish Ferries over plans to scrap a ferry service between Rosslare and France.

SPORT: Wenger would be the perfect antidote to out-of-touch Mourinho, writes Liam Brady.

SPORT: Professor Niall Moyna, part of Dublin’s backroom team for their 2011 All-Ireland triumph, has fallen out of love with Gaelic football.

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CULTURE: Jodi Picoult’s status as the queen of ethical fiction hasn’t stopped the death threats over her latest novel on abortion.

SHOWBIZ: Will Ferrell and John C Reilly discuss potential Step Brothers 2.

FEATURE: Donal O’Keeffe spoke to a few people for whom Christmas is just another, albeit very special, working day.

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