BULLETIN: EU warns it will not reopen agreement on backstop; Children's Hospital overspend not a scandal, claims Harris

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BULLETIN: EU warns it will not reopen agreement on backstop; Children's Hospital overspend not a scandal, claims Harris

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IRELAND: The European Commission has issued a fresh warning that it will not reopen the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement as Theresa May prepared for further talks in Brussels.

IRELAND: The Health Minister Simon Harris has said he will make sure no money is wasted in the delivery of the National Children's Hospital. He further claimed the only scandal in relation to the project would have been to cancel it.

IRELAND: The family of a young man who fatally stabbed his nine-year-old brother before taking his own life has today settled a High Court action against the HSE.

IRELAND: Two restaurants in Cork and a restaurant in London have triumphed on the global food stage at the inaugural World Restaurant Awards.

IRELAND: A charity shop is saving Private Ryan’s medals for his relatives after a chance discovery made in an old jacket handed into it.

WORLD: Senator Bernie Sanders has announced he will run for president in 2020. The 77-year-old sent an email to supporters this morning saying that his 2016 campaign "began the political revolution" and that it was now to time to "implement the vision we fought for".

ANALYSIS: The issue of partition poisoned Irish politics for decades as Ireland sought to withdraw from the UK. Now it’s posing a constitutional problem for Britain, writes Ryle Dwyer.

BUSINESS: Car giant Honda has confirmed plans to shut its factory in Swindon, England, in 2021 with the loss of 3,500 jobs.

SPORT: Odhrán MacNiallais has ruled himself out of a quick return to Donegal duty as he comes to terms with the death of his close friend Micheál Roarty and Gaoth Dobhair’s exit from the All-Ireland series at the hands of Corofin.

SPORT: How much do we really love and appreciate our Irish culture?, asks Duncan Casey. Life in France has made the 28-year-old from Cork question his relationship with the country of his birth and, more specifically, his attitude to the Irish language.

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SHOWBIZ: Karl Lagerfeld has died aged 85, according to French media reports. The iconic fashion designer, who was the creative director of Chanel, died in Paris after a period of ill health.

CULTURE: A pair of Irish film-makers have made a documentary on life for ordinary people in Gaza, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

FEATURES: The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group is bringing its ‘Trail of the Whale’ tour to libraries, writes Amy Lewis.

EXAMVIRAL: WATCH: Claire Byrne and Sammy Wilson in dispute over Leo Varadkar's 'threats'.

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