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  • ‘Significant issues’ with social welfare fraud prevention

    A report by the Comptroller and Auditor General discovered “significant issues” with internal fraud measures in two social welfare offices in 2013, an Oireachtas committee has been told. Séamus McCarthy said an audit conducted by his office found almost four out of five files at a centre in Clondalkin, Dublin, contained errors, while a similar inspection carried out in Letterkenny recorded an error rate of 72 per cent.

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  • Mark Wright Posts Picture From Honeymoon

    Just days after Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan got married, Mark has posted the first picture from their honeymoon. My answer.... I'll stick with my view thanks..... Ladies and gents I give you #mrswright''.

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  • Kelly Brook shows off toned new figure

    Kelly Brook has been showing off her newly streamlined curves thanks to a recent diet. The model and actress has been on the New Atkins diet which has seen her limiting the carbs and going for healthy options including chicken, fish, fruit and vegetables in a bid to lose some pounds after indulging over Christmas. It looks like the hard work has paid off, as Kelly has apparently dropped eight pounds and trimmed three inches from her waist. Kelly, 35, who has been at the Cannes Film Festival, looked like she was still managing to enjoy plenty of tasty food from the snaps she has been posting on Instagram.

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  • Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's spat with Louis Walsh continues

    The Irish judge had called her lazy.

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  • No double beds allowed for unmarried elderly

    Single and widowed residents of a €17 million State-funded senior citizens’ complex have been refused permission for double beds by the Catholic housing agency that owns and runs the apartments. Fr Scully House, a recently built complex of 99 apartments near Mountjoy Square, was at the centre of a seven-month rent dispute between the Catholic Housing Aid Society (CHAS) and Dublin City Council.

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  • Brolly: ‘I am still cringing’ about Morrissey insult

    RTE pundit Joe Brolly has admitted he is mortified by the insulting remarks he made about Marty Morrissey on the Sunday Game Live at the weekend. Brolly found himself after saying about Cavan: “it’s as ugly as Marty Morrissey, their football”. The RTE statement also said Morrissey had “graciously accepted” an apology from Brolly. “Marty Morrissey is a decent, good humoured man,” Brolly wrote.

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  • British twin sisters assume ‘influential roles’ in Islamic State

    Teenage twin sisters from Manchester have assumed “influential roles” among a group of British women who have travelled to Islamic State (IS) territory, according to a report. Zahra and Salma Halane used social media accounts to contribute to the extremist group’s propaganda and encourage other women to join them, experts claimed.

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  • Serena Williams survives shock as Caroline Wozniacki crumbles on Paris clay

    The pre-tournament shortlist of favourites for the French Open women’s crown continues to shrink and for a while it looked as though the name of top seed Serena Williams would also vanish on Thursday. Shortly after former world number one Caroline Wozniacki was knocked out by Julia Görges, meaning the third, fifth and sixth women’s seeds have all departed before round three, 33-year-old Williams stepped on Court Suzanne Lenglen to face unheralded 21-year-old German Anna-Lena Friedsam.

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  • Avengers go redneck in hilarious Bad Lip Reading video

    The Avengers turn into squabbling rednecks in the latest video from the crowd at Bad Lip Reading. It is just as hilarious as you'd imagine.

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  • Nama holdings in Cork, Limerick and Galway revealed

    New figures suggest Nama is less exposed to rural property developments outside of the big cities than once thought. Its 2014 annual report says that the “urban-centric” assets it holds in counties Cork, Galway, and Limerick are just the sort of properties that are sought by investors. Nama produced a county-by-county guide to the location of its assets. This showed that €7.72bn of assets, or almost 70% of all its Irish portfolio, remains in Dublin.

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  • George Clooney and David Beckham have reportedly landed in Dublin

    George Clooney and David Beckham have reportedly landed on our shores for this year’s Irish Open. The famous duo are said to be making their way to the Royal County Down Golf Club in Newcastle, where they will rub shoulders with world-renowed golf stars. George clooney and David Beckham rumoured to be in Newcastle?? George Clooney and David Beckham are up the north for the golf tomorrow!!

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  • X Factor's Chris Maloney reveals: I spent £60,000 on cosmetic surgery because of internet trolls

    Former X Factor finalist Chris Maloney has revealed he spent £60,000 on cosmetic surgery after being bullied by internet trolls about his looks. Talking to Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley on This Morning, he said: “Looking back [at those clips] it upsets me a little bit… I can’t look at myself, I just can’t look. “X Factor was great, but as the series was going on and the further that I got in the competition, I was getting really bad trolls and they were telling me that they were going to kill me, shoot me, that I was ugly, that I had a big nose… and it just affected me so much and at the end of the final, I did have a breakdown. When asked by Schofield about blocking trolls on the internet, Maloney said: “I did block a lot.

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  • Aloha stars Rachel McAdams and Emma Stone respond to backlash over film title

    Rachel McAdams and Emma Stone have backed director Cameron Crowe over the title of their new film, Aloha. The actresses, who shot scenes alongside Bradley Cooper in Hawaii for the movie, batted away controversy over the title, with Rachel saying: “I think you know that Cameron was very much about Hawaiian culture and we did a blessing to kick off the film and you know he took us to watch live Hawaiian music all the time… I don’t know that that’s fair. Emma added: “Kind of being in Hawaii alone was having fun. Filmmaker Cameron, who wrote and directed Aloha, insisted there was a lot of thought behind the film’s title.

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  • Vladimir Putin declares all military deaths a state secret

    President Vladimir Putin ordered on Thursday that deaths of Russian soldiers during special operations in peacetime should be classified as a state secret, as Moscow stands accused of sending troops to eastern Ukraine. Mr Putin, who has repeatedly denied any involvement of Russian troops in a pro-Russian separatist rebellion there, amended a decree that had previously classified only deaths during wartime as secret.

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  • QUIRKY WORLD ... Final fare(well) as taxi driver's last ride is to his own funeral

    PUERTO RICO: Taxi driver Victor Perez Cardona’s final fare was highly unusual: A wreath of flowers for his own funeral. Honouring his final request, the body of the 73-year-old, who died of cancer, was propped in the seat of his taxi cab, hands locked on the wheel, as if to drive himself to his funeral. A wreath of flowers was in the back seat of the vehicle parked at the funeral home. Friends and colleagues mourned the man who had driven a taxi for the last 15 years of his life.

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  • Singer Paloma Faith talks men: ‘I’ve seen a lot of rats’

    Paloma Faith has opened up about her love life – saying she’s a romantic. The star, 33, who divorced her husband in her twenties, told Cosmopolitan magazine she wasn’t into short term relationships. “I’ve never had a one-night stand and I’ve always

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  • Taylor wants to take Harris romance to next level

    Taylor Swift has reportedly asked Calvin Harris to move into her Los Angeles apartment. The 'Bad Blood' hitmaker has told the superstar DJ she wants to take their romance to the next level - despite only meeting at the BRIT Awards in February - and Calvin is said to have accepted her offer to movie and has already transferred some of his stuff into her LA home. The 25-year-old singer's close friend also revealed she has introduced Calvin, 31 to her parents, father Scott and mother Andrea - who was recently diagnosed with cancer - while on a trip to her hometown.

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  • Damien Duff sees profits jump as he wings it Down Under

    Accumulated profits at the firm owned by former Republic of Ireland winger Damien Duff jumped to €1.58m last year. The Dubliner has been plying his trade in Australia over the past year after making his fortune in the Premier League in England. The accounts cover Duff’s final year in England, where he endured the pain of relegation from the top flight with Fulham. The former Irish international intimated, earlier this year, that he would like a move to the League of Ireland this summer.

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  • Scents and sensibility: how humans sniff each other out

    The world’s media smelled a story recently that put a new twist on a simple social interaction between humans. Scientists had discovered that a handshake was more than just a form of greeting, but a way for humans to surreptitiously “sniff” each other out. Animals rely on sense of smell for mating and for recognising other animals within their social group, and give off pheromones to trigger a response in others of their species.

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  • Video: The incredible reaction when Niall Horan starts a Twitter fan Q&A | JOE.ie

    One Direction's Niall Horan is obviously bored out of his mind today because he decided to start a Twitter Q&A with this tweet. To put it into a bit more perspective for us, we took a 15 second video of the action on Niall's account - @NiallOfficial - and the amount of tweets he's receiving is incredible.

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