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  • Irish vote could mean rapid, seismic shift on gay rights

    Here’s a take from the New York Times on the significance of the Same-sex Marriage Referendum being decided on Friday in Ireland. In 1993, Ireland was among the last countries in the western world to decriminalise homosexuality. Some 22 years later, it could become the first to legalise same-sex marriages by popular vote.

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  • Robin Thicke shows off his 20-year-old girlfriend at Cannes film festival

    Robin Thicke has proved he is officially moving on from his divorce by bringing his new date to Cannes. The Blurred Lines singer officially divorced Paula Patton in March after trying to win her back with an album named after her and various teary performances of songs from it. But now it seems he has accepted that his romance with Paula is well and truly over as the 38 year old brought new model girlfriend April Love Geary, 20, to the film festival. They made their red carpet debut as a couple at the de Grisogono bash at the Hôtel du Cap according to E!, where Robin performed a surprise set and spent the rest of the evening hanging out with his new love. q
  • Katona's kids in 'traumatic' car crash

    Kerry Katona's children were involved in a "traumatic" car crash. The 34-year-old Atomic Kitten singer's daughters Mollie, 13, Lilly-Sue, 12, and Heidi, eight, as well as her seven-year-old son Max, were being driven by their nanny when their car was hit by another vehicle. Speaking to The Sun newspaper, the source added: "Kerry is distraught and feels cursed. While no one was injured, Heidi was kept in hospital overnight, with the unrelated illness, and had her mum by her bedside, as well as her dad - Kerry's ex Mark Croft. q
  • ‘If you find us don’t revive us’ read note in Limerick farmhouse

    “If you find us don’t revive us” was one of the final messages in a series of hand written notes discovered in the home of a woman and her partner found dead at a Co Limerick farmhouse earlier this week. The badly decomposed bodies of Julia Holmes, (63), and Thomas Ruttle (56), were discovered lying side-by-side in an upstairs bedroom of their home in Boolaglass, Askeaton Co Limerick, at 3am on Monday. Pathological tests took two days to officially confirm the identity of Julia Holmes, while tests are still ongoing to formally identify Mr Ruttle, who is likely to be formally identified Thursday.

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  • Twelve players we need to see in the Premier League next season

    Premier League viewers are constantly told it is the best, most competitive league in the world - but results in Europe in recent years don't really support that view. Here are 12 players we would love to see turning out for someone in the Premier League next season. A pacey Frenchman who’s been scoring goals for fun sounds just like what Arsene Wenger needs, and Lacazette even seems like the type of player who could play alongside Olivier Giroud, who we can’t imagine Wenger shipping out or benching. Brendan Rodgers might have something to say about all this though, and it wouldn’t be surprising if the rest of the “big clubs” were also in for him. q
  • Cameron: Migrants on welfare a red line

    British prime minister David Cameron said restricting EU migrant access to Britain’s welfare system was a red line in his negotiations with the bloc, ahead of an EU summit he wants to use to launch informal talks on the issue. Cameron, reelected on May 7, has pledged to re-shape Britain’s ties with the EU before holding an in-out membership referendum by the end of 2017. Official data released hours before he spoke showed net annual migration hit a near record high of 318,000 in 2014, despite his pledges to cut it to less than 100,000, much of it from the EU and fuelled by Britain’s strong economy. “I and many others believe it is right for us to reduce the incentives for people who want to come here,” Cameron said in London before flying to an EU Eastern Partnership Summit in Latvia, his first foreign trip since his re-election.

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  • Recalled cars with exploding airbags: Is yours on the list? - Big News Network

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  • Limerick locations were scouted ahead of Royal visit

    GALWAY claimed the Royal visit this week, but several locations across Limerick were being scouted by officials with the British Embassy in the weeks leading up to the visit of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles. Among the locations scouted in Limerick ahead of the visit to Ireland were the university, King John’s Castle and the Flying Boat Museum in Foynes, and these are understood to have been on a longer “potential itinerary list”, if more time was permitted during the visit of the heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II.

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  • Adebayor given compassionate leave by Spurs

    Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor will miss his club’s final game of the season at Everton on Sunday after being allowed to return to his native Togo on compassionate grounds. Adebayor published the latest in a series of lengthy Facebook posts this week in which he revealed he had contemplated suicide due to a family feud. The former Arsenal, Manchester City and Real Madrid striker, who has already been granted compassionate leave this season, is also set to miss the club’s post-season tour of the Far Eastand his future at the club must now be in doubt.Adebayor has used his Facebook account three times to reveal his complicated family issues.

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  • Fraudster 'Lord' Eddie Davenport sells sex-party mansion to avoid further 10-year jail sentence - Big News Network

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  • Limerick six-year-old is Ireland's youngest member of high IQ society Mensa

    A six-year-old wonder boy from Co Limerick has become the country’s youngest member of Mensa. While his parents are naturally thrilled with the accolade, they say their son would rather talk about his beloved Manchester United. John Fitzgerald from Kildimo was officially told two days ago that he had been listed as the youngest person on Mensa’s books, which contain the names of about 1,000 Irish people. It came as no surprise to his father Barry, a computer engineer, and mother Annemaria, who’d seen his abilities before he could walk. q
  • Cannes 2015: Rita Ora’s racy dress, DiCaprio’s art donation and more gossip from the amfAR gala

    Amid celebrity show offs, indiscreet liaisons, and the aggressive banging of a hammer — the French Riviera’s annual, star-filled amfAR gala brought in its expected share of drama — with celebrity attendees including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marion Cotillard, Sienna Miller and Adrien Brody. Stars who put on their finest to walk the red carpet inlcuded Rita Ora in a sexy red frock and Kendell Jenner in a revealing purple gown.

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  • Raheem Sterling’s agent Aidy Ward opens maelstrom of outrage with comments

    The man at the centre of Raheem Sterling’s contract debacle has rarely spoken in public, but comments regarding his player’s impasse with Liverpool have opened him up to a maelstrom of outrage. Aidy Ward has almost become the story, arguably breaking a golden rules of his trade and taking the limelight when his prize asset should be the star of the show.

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  • Crash between Luas and car

    There has been a crash between a Luas tram and a car on the inbound red line. It happened at the Junction of Queen St and Benburb St. Luas says trams are running from Saggart/Tallaght to Blackhorse and Smithfield to the Point only due to the incident on the line in the city centre. Luas tickets are also valid on Dublin Bus. q
  • Has the iPhone 6c just been leaked… by Apple?

    Apple is no stranger to leaks and speculation surrounding potential new and upcoming products, particularly when it comes to the iPhone. Yes, in advertising photos on the official Apple website for the firm’s new iPhone charging dock, one of the images shows an iPhone with the coloured back plastic casing of the 5c, but with a Touch ID-enabled home button. For reference, this is what Apple’s iPhone line-up currently looks like. When it was launched in 2013 alongside the high-end 5s, it had the same specifications as the iPhone 5 from the previous year, including a traditional home button.

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  • Former X Factor winner Shayne Ward apologises for prison comment on This Morning

    Former X Factor winner Shayne Ward has apologised for comments he made about being from Manchester. Appearing as a guest on This Morning to talk about his new role in Coronation Street, when asked where he would be now if he had not been in the X

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  • Britain to seize earnings of illegal migrant workers, PM says - Big News Network

    Big News Network - LONDON — Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday announced plans to crack down on illegal ...

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  • How TDs and Senators will vote in same-sex marriage referendum

    Our politicians appear to be overwhelmingly in favour of Yes for the forthcoming vote

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  • McIlroy facing fine after throwing club in frustration

    Rory McIlroy had a battle on his hands just to keep his emotions in check as he looked to get into contention to defend his BMW PGA Championship title at Wentworth on Friday. McIlroy faces a fine from the European Tour after throwing a club in frustration following a poor second shot to the 17th in an opening round of 71, which left him six shots off the lead held by former Ryder Cup team-mate Francesco Molinari. It is not the first time this season McIlroy has been in trouble for such an incident, with the world number one hurling his three iron into a lake at Doral during the WGC-Cadillac Championship in March. q
  • HPV vaccine support group concerned at side-effects

    A new support group, set up by parents of teenage girls who claim a vaccine against cervical cancer has made them ill, will be launched on the weekend of May 23rd. The group Reaction and Effects of Gardasil Resulting in Extreme Trauma (Regret) believes the human pappilomavirus (HPV) vaccine, administered to teenagers to protect against a virus that causes cervical cancer, has caused long-term health difficulties in their daughters.

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