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  • Facebook’s new HQ is a thing of beauty (photos)

    Code-named MPK20 (Menlo Park, building 20), the building was designed by architect Frank Gehry, and has a 9-acre park on the roof that has a half-mile walking trail, 400 trees and break-out places to work and reflect. Writing on his Facebook page, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said: “Our goal was to create the perfect engineering space for our teams to work together.

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  • British pilot who killed wife then planned to crash 747 shows airlines weak on mental health: victim’s family - Big News Network

    The case of a British Airways pilot who killed his estranged wife in a hammer attack then planned to crash his jumbo jet ';to make a statement'; shows airlines are not doing enough to monitor the mental conditions of their crews, it was claimed yesterday. Robert Brown, 47, hit his estranged wife Joanna at least 14 times with a claw hammer in 2010, following a bitter and costly divorce battle.

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  • An Irishman’s Diary: The Phoenix Park rail tunnel

    Two other tunnels on the rail system are longer but an intense mythology has grown up around the one that runs beneath the Phoenix Park. The tunnel’s construction started in 1875 and was the result of intense rivalry between two privately-owned railway companies, the Great Southern & Western and the Midland Great Western. The former operated from Kingsbridge, now Heuston, but didn’t have access to the North Wall, which was controlled by the latter company.

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  • Maynooth Students’ Union receive ‘sick and disturbing’ postcard from ‘Vote No’ campaign - Irish Sun

    THE STUDENTS’ UNION in Maynooth University have described a postcard it received as ';disturbing'; ...

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  • Ireland in danger of being left behind next summer by nearest neighbours

    The mood in the Republic of Ireland camp may, as you’d expect, still be upbeat despite the points dropped to Poland but any supporters who took particular pleasure from their team having been the only one from this neck of the woods to make it to the World Cup in America in 1994 could do worse than start getting themselves used to the idea that the tables might be turned next summer. England now look to be virtual certainties to be at the European Championships in France but Northern Ireland and Wales are currently in pretty decent positions to make it too while in Group D, Scotland have a significant advantage over Martin O’Neill’s side and, though it counts for little at this stage, presently sit at the top of a tightly packed pile of third-placed teams, a status that would gain them automatic qualification if they could retain it up until the end of the year. Favourites Ireland, meanwhile, are the worst performing second seeds in the competition based on current standing (fourth) in their qualifying group table.

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  • Different is good, Angelina Jolie tells youngsters

    Jolie, who has sought to inspire women with public candour about her own health, said that “different is good” as she accepted the favourite villain award on Saturday for her movie role as the title character in Maleficent. When she was young, Jolie said: “I was told I was different. Other winners at the Nickelodeon channel’s fan-voted awards included Emma Stone, who largely escaped its trademark slime when she accepted the best actress award for her role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and favourite family TV show Modern Family, whose stars including Jesse Tyler Ferguson didn’t get away clean.

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  • WATCH: The ferocious James McClean tackle that got the Aviva crowd on their feet

    James McClean wasted no time making his presence felt when he was introduced as a second-half substitute last night during Ireland's Euro 2016 qualifier - turning Poland's Arkadiusz Milik upside down with this full-blooded challenge. "Sometimes a good crunching tackle is almost like a goal," he said before the game. Ireland were trailing 1-0 when McClean was introduced, but the game ended in a draw thanks to Shane Long's late equaliser.

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  • Japan extends North Korea sanctions

    Japan will extend its sanctions against North Korea for two more years after they expire on April 13. Government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said the decision was in response to North Korea’s failure to provide a report on its investigation into abductions of Japanese decades ago. Japan bans North Korean-registered ships from entering its ports except for humanitarian reasons. North Korea agreed last May during talks in Sweden, to reinvestigate the abductions in the 1970s and 1980s. q
  • Darragh meets his mum for the first time

    THE Cobh singer who impressed Simon Cowell on Britain’s Got Talent was overcome by tears after meeting his mum for the first time. Darragh McGann, known locally as the singing taxi driver, first shot to fame on RTÉ reality programme The All Ireland Talent Show. The pair were reunited after a 15-year-campaign by Darragh to trace his family. Being judged by Simon Cowell was a piece of cake compared to standing in front of my mother for the first time,” he said.

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  • Man who died in London Tube accident was trying to save his brother

    A British man died after being hit by a Tube train as he tried to save his brother, who had fallen on to the tracks. The 35-year-old from London was trying to pull his 32-year-old brother to safety at London Underground’s Old Street station when they were both struck. British Transport Police (BTP) said they are not treating the incident as suspicious, adding that it appeared to be a “tragic accident”. The London man was taken to the Royal London Hospital, where he later died. q
  • Mick Wallace claims FG backbencher has penalty points quashed

    An Independent TD has claimed in the Dáil that a Fine Gael backbencher has effectively had penalty points quashed because three notices were not served. Mick Wallace made the claims in the Dáil saying that he is concerned that nothing has changed under Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan and that allegations of malpractice are being ignored. "I have details here of one of your Fine Gael backbenchers that has three fixed charges against him," Wallace told the Dáil, before being told by the Ceann Comhairle to hand in his information and stay on business.

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  • Hailstorms blamed for spate of traffic collisions on motorway

    Freak hailstone storms have been blamed by the National Roads Authority (NRA) for a spate of traffic accidents and road closures on a €207 million stretch of motorway. In a letter to Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey, the authority’s programme and regulatory manager Gary Lynch has attributed incidents along the M18 route to intense hailstorms.

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  • Gardaí search for missing man Iduwu Soyemi

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  • UPC wins right to use GPS to track staff

    A company should be allowed track the movement of its van drivers by satellite, the Labour Court has ruled. Last year, UPC proposed installing a Global Positioning System vehicle-management system into the transport fleet. This met with opposition from the Unite trade union, which told the Labour Court that “it is a form of Big Brother and a step too far”. The union said it did not believe a GPS system “will improve the company callout times”, and that “there is no need for it”.

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  • Dunnes Stores staff in Limerick to join national strike action

    PICKETS will be set up outside Dunnes Stores’ four supermarkets in the city this Thursday as workers protest over lack of security at work. Staff represented by Mandate have voted to down tools at stores across the Republic of Ireland over a number of issues including flexible contracts which offer no permanent pattern of work, zero-hour contracts, and a lack of trade union recognition. Workers will be out at branches in Henry Street, the Childers Road, the Parkway Shopping Centre and the Jetland Shopping Centre. Mandate represents the majority of staff in Dunnes.

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  • Olly Murs talks about his 'strange looking' body as he unveils new waxwork

    The pop star also put those X Factor rumours to rest. q
  • McIlroy maintains top spot in world rankings post PGA Tour's Texas Open conclusion - Irish Sun

    Northern Irishman golf ace Rory McIlroy has maintained his top spot on the world rankings after the PGA Tour Texas Open and the European Tour Trophee Hassan II.

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  • Foxford men plead guilty to animal cruelty

    Conor Bourke Walsh, of Sliabh Rua, Foxford, and John Burke, of Stone Park, Foxford appeared before Ballina District Court last week, where they both pleaded to a charge of animal cruelty. The court heard that at 5.30am on May 15, 2014, Conor Bourke Walsh was driving in the town land of Corlummin, Foxford, with John Burke. On seeing the uninjured pony roaming the road later that morning, the daughter of Michael McHugh, the owner of the ponies went looking for the other pony, which she found on the road in great distress.

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  • EU takes Ireland to task on postcode tendering

    The European Commission has described Ireland’s response to its findings on the flawed Eircode tendering process as “unclear” and “not satisfactory”. The commission had ruled that the State wrongly excluded small and medium enterprises from competing for the contract to provide Ireland’s new postcodes by imposing a turnover limit on companies eligible to tender for the project. While the commission did not impose any sanctions on the State or ask that the Department of Communications rerun the tender, it did ask that the department would introduce measures to ensure similar mistakes are avoided in the future.

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  • Cranes to return to Limerick’s city-centre skyline

    THE redevelopment of the Opera Centre to accommodate a third-level campus has been described as a “cornerstone” of the Limerick 2030 plan. Although only one of seven parts of Limerick’s ambitious 2030 plan, which envisages a wider regeneration of the city, the fact the renewal of this area has Cabinet approval in the form of the relocation of the Revenue office means it takes on an extra significance, according to Pat Daly, the council’s economic director. “It is a shot in the arm for Limerick, a real boost to investor confidence,” he said, adding it is an “iconic project” for Limerick. Up until 2011, when the council bought the site, it was earmarked for a massive shopping centre.

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