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1. #WHISTLEBLOWERS: Leo Varadkar said the Garda Commissioner should withdraw comments about the actions of two garda whistleblowers being “disgusting”.

2. #MCVIOLENCE: A 29-year-old man was charged after kicking down the door of a McDonald’s in Galway and attacking staff with pepper spray.

3. #INQUEST: The death of 18-year-old Irish student Patrick Halpin has been ruled the result of a fall and not suspicious.

4. #RENT: New figures show rents in Dublin are still climbing with the average rent for an apartment now €1,070, compared to €630 outside the capital.

5. #DEATH: Fred Phelps, the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, has died at the age of 84.

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