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  • Son of Euromillions winner awaits stables permission

    THE SON of €115m Euromillions winner Dolores McNamara, Gary, will know the outcome of his equestrian plans on April 1. The council is due to make a decision on that date regarding a planning application for the construction of stables and a sand arena. Permission is also sought for an entrance from the public road, garage and 1.8m boundary walls, septic tank and percolation area, at Ruan, Castleconnell. Mr McNamara has extra space after he purchased a parcel of land adjacent to his home.

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  • Killer pilot haunted by gay demons - Irish Sun

    DOCTORS had warned that pilot Andreas Lubitz wasn't mentally ready to fly when he crashed ...

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  • Graham Dwyer: Murderer lived a darker double life

    GRAHAM Dwyer lived a double life, the darker side of which was so well-hidden that few people had any idea he was anything other than a mild-mannered architect with a keen interest in model aircraft. Born in Bandon, Co Cork, Dwyer was evidently a high achiever, securing a good job with A&D Wejchert Architects on Dublin’s Baggott St, while living in Foxrock, south Dublin. The view from people locally is that Graham was a typical, normal lad growing up.

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  • Lufthansa could face heavy liabilities

    Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings could face liabilities well above the typical ceiling in airline crashes for the passengers who died on Tuesday when one of its jets was flown into an Alpine mountain, some aviation lawyers said. A lot will depend on whether the airline can defend itself against negligence claims, given that prosecutors said the young German co-pilot locked himself alone in the cockpit of the Airbus A320 and set it on course to crash, killing all 144 passengers and six crew members. An international agreement generally limits airline liability to around $157,400 (€144,400) for each passenger who dies in a crash if families do not sue, but if families want to pursue compensation for greater damages, they can file lawsuits. Lawyers who have represented families in past airline disasters said potential lawsuits could focus on whether Germanwings properly screened the co-pilot before and during his employment, and on whether the airline should have had a policy requiring two or more people in cockpits at all times during a flight.

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  • Elaine O'Hara: A troubled mind

    ELAINE O’Hara’s life seemed to be that of a person desperately seeking affection and friendship, but which was blighted not just by her struggles with mental health but also the dark corners of the secret world in which she spent much of her time. Time and again, family members testified as to Elaine’s vulnerability, sometimes her naivete, and yet she was also capable of shocking some of the people closest to and most protective of her. Mr O’Hara said his daughter had a history of psychiatric illness and had harmed herself in the past. “She became withdrawn.” Elaine had self-harmed around the age of 16 and the family engaged a psychiatrist and she spent time in hospital.

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  • Bank of Ireland wouldn’t accept couple’s Cuba holiday money - Irish Sun

    Image: AP/Press Association Images BANK OF IRELAND refused a payment between an Irish couple ...

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  • Katie Hopkins reported to police over Rochdale tweets

    Sun columnist and businesswoman Katie Hopkins has been reported to police over claims she may have incited racial hatred in Rochdale by suggesting Pakistani men in the area were sex abusers. Labour MP Simon Danczuk, who represents the town, sent an email to the Police Commissioner of Greater Manchester Police, Tony Lloyd, asking him to investigate whether a crime had been committed.

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  • This killer line from the new Bond film Spectre is really getting people thinking

    The phrase was being repeated endlessly on Twitter after the release of the James Bond teaser trailer and seems to already be vying for the accolade of best line in a Bond film. "You are a kite dancing in a hurricane Mr bond" is a great line to get the excitement brewing. q
  • Clarkson planning to make dramatic comeback to Top Gear, but in Australia

    English broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Clarkson is planning to make a dramatic comeback to Top Gear in a matter of weeks, but it would reportedly be in Australia. The axed Top Gear host would head to Sydney with James May and Richard Hammond to host the show in front of 40,000 fans over two days. q
  • Just what did Russell do wrong on Windermere?

    The aftermath of Cheltenham didn’t half throw up a somewhat bizarre story, with Jim Culloty giving Davy Russell the bullet, telling him he would ride no more of his charges, including last year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup hero, Lord Windermere. Indeed, the said Lord Windermere was at the heart of the problem, with Culloty clearly unhappy with Russell’s handling of the horse in this year’s Gold Cup. In some ways the disagreement was almost funny, seriously puzzling and it was certainly difficult to understand just what Russell is supposed to have done wrong. Truth to tell, Lord Windermere has enjoyed a charmed life and, essentially, qualifies as a great overachiever.

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  • McClean: I was hung out to dry by Sunderland over poppy row

    James McClean believes he was "hung out to dry" by Sunderland over his decision not to wear a Remembrance Day poppy on his shirt. The 25-year-old Republic of Ireland and Wigan winger hit the headlines in 2012 when he opted not to wear the specially embroidered shirt. McClean, a native of Derry, finally explained his reasons in an open letter to then Wigan chairman Dave Whelan in November last year, but claims he was not allowed to do so when the storm first broke.

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  • Pharmacist 'didn't know allergy jab was for a child'

    A pharmacist who refused to dispense an EpiPen adrenalin injector without prescription to the mother of a teenager who later died from an allergic reaction told an inquest the “dynamic” would have been different if he had known it was for her daughter. David Murphy told Dublin Coroner’s Court that when the mother of 14-year-old Emma Sloan came into Hamilton Long Pharmacy on O’Connell Street on December 18, 2013, to request the pen – an adrenalin shot which reverses the effects of anaphylactic shock – he was not told it was for her daughter, Emma. Emma’s mother Caroline Sloan, from Drimnagh, Dublin 12, said she told pharmacy staff the EpiPen was for her daughter.

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  • Limerick hurling match abandoned after youth hit

    A hurling match in Limerick had to be abandoned this week after gardai and an ambulance were called after a young hurler was hit on the head with a hurley during a row. On Sunday, the emergency services attended a minor hurling game after a brawl left a number of players injured. Just 48 hours later media reports unveiled the incident of alleged racial abuse in a Limerick camogie game. The minor hurling challenge game between Patrickswell and Sixmilebridge was abandoned as the game entered the final quarter when a player from the Limerick club is understood to have struck an opponent with a hurley.

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  • IS beheads eight Shias in Syria

    A new video released by Islamic State (IS) shows its fighters cutting off the heads of eight men said to be Shia Muslims. The video posted on social media said the eight men were beheaded in the central Syrian province of Hama. An IS fighter speaks in the video, using a derogatory term for Shias and calling them “impure infidels”. q
  • HSE recoups €3m for care of deceased medical card-holders

    The Health Service Executive has recouped more than €3 million paid to doctors for taking care of people who were dead. Following the centralisation of the medical card scheme to the Primary Care Reimbursement Service (PCRS) in 2009, some 20,000 card-holders were removed when it was discovered that they were deceased.

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  • Henry Shefflin tortured me from first day I saw him

    The first time I ran into Henry Shefflin was in 1999. Clare played Kilkenny in a challenge in Johnstown and this young fella arrived onto my patch as a second-half sub. Then the first ball that dropped between us, he stuck up his paw and caught it. ‘Who’s that cheeky young fella?’ I asked in the dressingroom afterwards. ‘That’s Henry Shefflin,” said Jamesie O’Connor. ‘He’s the new guy they’re all talking about.’ Little did I know? One of the standout memories I have facing Kilkenny was repeatedly roaring into our lads to pick up Shefflin. ‘Jeeeeez, look at him, will somebody get over on him quick,’ I’d be screaming with my hands over my head.

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  • Nigeria opposition rejects presidential vote in oil state

    Confusion and violence blighted Nigeria’s tensest presidential election since the end of army rule, with the opposition rejecting results from a turbulent southern state even before they have been announced. The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state accused supporters of President Goodluck Jonathan of being behind killings of its campaigners, and denounced the vote there as “a sham and a charade”. Dismissal of the vote in Rivers - a centre of the Nigerian oil industry - raises the prospect of a disputed national outcome and the risk of a repeat of violence that erupted after the last election in 2011, when 800 people were killed in the mainly Muslim north.

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  • Family to fight over Williams estate

    Lawyers for Robin Williams’ wife and children are set for a legal battle over the late comedian’s estate. The lawyers are scheduled to appear before a San Francisco probate judge today, as they argue over who should get clothes and other personal items the actor kept at one his Northern California homes. In papers filed in December, Williams’ wife, Susan, says some of the late actor’s personal items were taken without her permission. q
  • Consternation over new Foynes to Limerick road

    HUNDREDS of people across County Limerick have been attending meetings this week to express their anger, dismay and unhappiness about the new or upgraded road that is planned to run between Foynes and Limerick. “The mood has been one of confusion and anxiety and some despair, and that is down to the fact that the proposals have not been communicated well by the National Roads Authority,” Cllr Emmett O’Brien told the Limerick Leader this Wednesday. Unfortunately, he added, councillors are taking the brunt of this and are being left to do the job which should have been done by the NRA and the consultants and road designers who drew up the plans.

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  • Sinead’s ‘non-violent’ plan for a united Ireland - Irish Sun

    Ms O'Connor (48) went on to urge unification of the Republic of Ireland and the ...

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