LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Catch up on all the headlines

Here are all the latest headlines this lunchtime.

LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Catch up on all the headlines

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IRELAND: The Government is facing fresh claims that it is failing to address spiralling health waiting list delays after a patient was told a hospital could not see him for a neurological condition until at least 2024.

IRELAND: Three companies working on one of the biggest drainage projects in Europe have appeared in court on charges linked to a fish kill and disturbing spawning beds.

IRELAND: A top transport official has told the Oireachtas Transport committee that the country has consistently failed to keep up with economic growth when it comes to infrastructure.

IRELAND: TripAdvisor has announced the top beaches in the world, Europe and Ireland, according to traveller reviews and ratings on the site last year.

BUSINESS: Permanent TSB has issued a statement defending its plan to sell tens of thousands of mortgages.

ANALYSIS: Ulster Protestantism associates Gaelic with republicanism, which we oppose, and our cultural insecurity has informed the DUP’s rejection of an Irish Language Act, says Richard Irvine.

SPORT: Cork will oppose the Club Players’ Association motion on the recording of votes at this weekend’s annual Congress.

SPORT: James Ryan has been labelled the ‘new Paul O’Connell’, but he is a different animal, being naturally more athletic and far more comfortable on the ball than O’Connell was at a similar age, writes Donal Lenihan.

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VIRAL: Standing out from the crowd on Tinder can be tough, but with the help of Microsoft PowerPoint a British student has managed just that – and gone viral in the process.

CULTURE: Sometimes he just can’t help himself. In front of what was by all accounts an adoring Scottish crowd, Morrissey opened the latest leg of his Low In High School tour by making disparaging remarks about SNP leader Nichola Sturgeon. Boos and walk-outs ensued. What was up his sleeve by way of encore in Dublin?

VIRAL: The Queen made a surprise appearance at London's Fashion week for the first time ever.

WORLD: There is still a lot to learn about the universe, but what if we told you some of the popular facts we swear by about space are simply not true?

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