Saturday 14 December 2019

While you were sleeping - all the stories you may have missed overnight

The remains of Eddie Hutch Snr are carried into his sister's home on Portland Row
The remains of Eddie Hutch Snr are carried into his sister's home on Portland Row Newsdesk Newsdesk

'Revealed: Sinn fein bid to intimidate RTE' is the front page splash from the Irish Independent this morning as the paper reports that the national broadcaster was targeted by Gerry Adam's party which claimed it wasn't getting its fair share of coverage in the last general election.

Read more: Revealed: Sinn Féin’s ‘orchestrated campaign’ of intimidation against RTÉ

The Herald's front page story covering the fears that more gangland violence may come following tomorrow's funeral of Eddie Hutch. 'Grenade attack fears' is the lead line as gardai have recieved information that the Christy Kinahan mob have a number of grenades at their disposal.

Read more: Massive garda operation in place as body of feud victim Eddie Hutch Snr released to family

The horrific bomb attack in Turkey takes the lead picture slot in both the Irish Independent and the Irish Times this morning, with the latter also using its front page to show the yarn on Ireland possibly being allowed to limit welfare benefits to migrants.

'Tests missed 12 cases of bowel cancer' writes the Irish Examiner on its front page as the paper reports that at least one death may have been avoidable after the screenings error at Wexford General Hospital.

The Irish Daily Mirror also covers this story with 'Hospital's deadly cancer blunder' as around 600 people have been recalled for further testing.

Read more: Man died after cancer was missed in 12 patients

Both the Irish Daily Mail and the Irish Daily Star report on the tragic incident in a Limerick bank carpark yesterday in which Steve Collins - father of Roy Collins - was involved in. 'Steve Collins treated after fatal accident' and 'New horror for tragic Steve' as an elderly woman died after a jeep he was driving collided with her.

Read more: Steve Collins in road accident that claimed life of elderly woman

In world news, Barack Obama will pay a historic visit to Cuba next month, becoming the first US president to step foot on the island in nearly nine decades.

The brief visit will mark a watershed moment for relations between the US and Cuba, a communist nation estranged from the US for half a century until Mr Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro moved to relaunch ties in 2014.

Read more: Barack Obama to make historic trip to Cuba to cement warmer relations

And Bill Cosby has filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against a woman whose 2005 sexual assault accusation led to his recent arrest.

The lawsuit, filed a day before a key hearing in the criminal case against Cosby, names accuser Andrea Constand, her lawyer, her mother and the publisher of the National Enquirer.

Read more: Bill Cosby sues woman who accused him of sexual assault

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