BULLETIN: Kevin Sharkey withdraws from Presidential race; Bookie pensioner hailed a hero for fighting off raiders

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Your lunchtime bulletin.

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IRELAND: Kevin Sharkey has pulled out of the race to become the next President of Ireland. Internationally-acclaimed guitarist Jimmy Smyth has also backed out of the presidential race due to health reasons.

IRELAND: The manager of a bookies in Cork which was raided by three armed men on Saturday has described the heroics of a pensioner who fought off them off.

IRELAND: Met Éireann is warning that several parts of the country could be hit by flooding today as Storm Helene makes its way towards Ireland.

IRELAND: Britain is heading full throttle for a total write-off of Brexit if it continues with Theresa May’s disastrous plans for the Irish border, Boris Johnson has claimed.

WORLD: Officials in the US plan to airlift food and water to a city of nearly 120,000 people as rescuers elsewhere pull inland residents from homes threatened by swollen rivers.

VIEWS: Looking back on events 25 years ago, when the Oslo Accords were struck on the White House lawn, it is hard to avoid a painful memory.

BUSINESS: Cork’s most iconic landmarks will turn red this week to mark the launch of ‘We are Cork’.

SPORT: There were red faces at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport following Sanita Puspure’s win yesterday morning in Bulgaria — a press statement issued on behalf of Minister Shane Ross addressed the new world champion by the name “Dominant Puspure”.

… SOME DISTRACTION

SHOWBIZ: Having just completed a small run of intimate, sold-out shows last week, Hozier has announced five concert dates across Ireland as part of his European tour.

VIRAL: A primary school teacher from Cork has been crowned as Miss Ireland for 2018.

FEATURE: Jennifer Rock gives us her top tips for winter skin in this exclusive extract from her new book The Skin Commandments.



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